Universal Music Special Markets

Universal Music Special Markets

Profile:
Universal Music Special Markets is a brand and company division operating under the wing of Universal Music Enterprises in the US. Successor to Polygram Special Markets and MCA Special Markets & Products.

UMSM works with other operating groups in the Universal Music Group and is involved in both licensing their catalogues to third parties and issuing back catalogue in its own right. It creates custom music premiums, incentives, retail compilations, mail order collections and oversees reissues of AudioFile product.

UMSM works with the catalogues of Def Jam Recordings, Geffen Records, Hip-O Select, Interscope Records, Island Records, Lost Highway, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Motown, Verve Records and Music Matters Ltd. and others in the UMG Group.

UMSM's label logo often appears on releases, either on the product next to other logos, or on its own. It should be entered as a label when its logo appears.

Not to be confused with Universal Music Strategic Marketing when abbreviated as UMSM.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
011B Their Greatest Hits & Finest Performances  album cover The Original Ink Spots* Their Greatest Hits & Finest Performances(3xCD, Comp) Reader's Digest, Reader's Digest, Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 011B US 1997 Sell This Version
025C Their Greatest Hits & Finest Performances  album cover The Mamas & The Papas Their Greatest Hits & Finest Performances (Comp) 025C US 1997 Sell This Version
44K 79467 I Think I'm In Love With You  album cover Jessica Simpson I Think I'm In Love With You (Maxi) 44K 79467 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
44K 79479 Power Of The Dollar  album cover 50 Cent Power Of The Dollar(CD, EP) Columbia, Track Masters 44K 79479 US 2000 Sell This Version
497EMGA Peace And Happiness  album cover Louis Armstrong Peace And Happiness(CD, Maxi) Universal Music Special Markets 497EMGA US 1999 Sell This Version
3443 The Motown Collection  album cover Various The Motown Collection(3xCD, Comp) Reader's Digest Music, Universal Music Special Markets, Inc. 3443 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
6557-2 Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo: Original Soundtrack  album cover Various Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo: Original Soundtrack(CD, Comp) Hollywood Records 6557-2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
#11019 Your Hit Parade Velvet Voices 3 CD Set  album cover Various Your Hit Parade Velvet Voices 3 CD Set(3xCD, Comp) Time Life, Timeless Media Group, Universal Music Special Markets, EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets #11019 US 2001 Sell This Version
15491 The Neil Diamond Collection - 36 All-Time Greatest Hits  album cover Neil Diamond The Neil Diamond Collection - 36 All-Time Greatest Hits(3xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, GSC Music, Universal Music Special Markets, GSC Music, Universal Music Special Markets, GSC Music 15491 US 2000 Sell This Version
#17091 36 All-Time Favorites  album cover Baja Marimba Band 36 All-Time Favorites(3xCD, Comp) CSC Music #17091 US 2002 Sell This Version
17760 36 Greatest Hits!  album cover Barbara Mandrell 36 Greatest Hits!(CD, Comp, RE) Universal Music Special Markets 17760 US 2004 Sell This Version
19293-2 Superstars Of Country: Hello Darlin'   album cover Various Superstars Of Country: Hello Darlin' (2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Time Life 19293-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
21147 Walgreens Holiday Favorites Christmas Collection Volume 2  album cover Various Walgreens Holiday Favorites Christmas Collection Volume 2(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 21147 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
21199 Motown Christmas  album cover Various Motown Christmas(CD, Comp, RE) Platinum Legends, Universal Music Special Markets 21199 US 2001 Sell This Version
21504-2 Northern Stars - A Canadian Singers & Songwriters Collection  album cover Various Northern Stars - A Canadian Singers & Songwriters Collection(2xCD, Comp) Time Life Music, Direct Holdings Worldwide, Rhino Special Products, Universal Music Special Markets 21504-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
21522 The Best Contemporary Christmas Volume 2   album cover Various The Best Contemporary Christmas Volume 2 (CD, Comp) Sterling (5), Universal Music Special Markets 21522 US 2000 Sell This Version
23042 3 Eye On Enrique Iglesias  album cover Enrique Iglesias Eye On Enrique Iglesias(CD, Enh, Promo) Interscope Records, Universal Music Special Markets, Disc Marketing 23042 3 US 2002 Sell This Version
23791 Soul Sisters  album cover Various Soul Sisters(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 23791 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
26100 Spring Romance  album cover Various Spring Romance(CD, Comp, RM) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets, Platinum Legends 26100 US 2003 Sell This Version
26452-0 Time Life - We Love The Nightlife - Good Times  album cover Various Time Life - We Love The Nightlife - Good Times(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 26452-0 US 2011 Sell This Version
30098 Songs For The Open Road  album cover Various Songs For The Open Road(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 30098 US 2004 Sell This Version
3133-1-1 American Graffiti  album cover Various American Graffiti(CD, Shape, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 3133-1-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
33003-1 A Tear For The Ghetto Vol. 1  album cover Group Home A Tear For The Ghetto Vol. 1(LP) Replay Records (3), Replay Records (3) 33003-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
33491-D The Best Of Soft Rock  album cover Various The Best Of Soft Rock(10xCD, Comp, RE + Box) Time Life, Time Life, StarVista Entertainment, Sony Music Commercial Music Group 33491-D US 2019 Sell This Version
33767 Christmas Belles  album cover Various Christmas Belles(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 33767 USA & Canada 2005 Sell This Version
37179 Believe - Songs To Lift The Spirit  album cover Various Believe - Songs To Lift The Spirit(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 37179 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
40596 With a Twist  album cover Various With a Twist(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 40596 US 2008 Sell This Version
40846 Hope Songs To Celebrate Life  album cover Various Hope Songs To Celebrate Life(CD, Comp) Hallmark (5), Universal Music Special Markets 40846 USA & Canada 2008 Sell This Version
41927 Various Strength: Songs For The Spirit(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 41927 US 2009 Sell This Version
43438 80s R&B Party (Awesome Dance Mix)  album cover Various 80s R&B Party (Awesome Dance Mix)(CD, Comp) Compass Productions, Universal Music Special Markets 43438 US 2008 Sell This Version
43725 Jingle Bell Rock  album cover Various Jingle Bell Rock(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 43725 US 2008 Sell This Version
47167 Rolling Stone: Legends Of The Blues  album cover Various Rolling Stone: Legends Of The Blues(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 47167 US 2008 Sell This Version
47523 At Last: Romantic Classics  album cover Various At Last: Romantic Classics(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 47523 US 2009 Sell This Version
48988 '80s Hits  album cover Various '80s Hits(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 48988 US 2003 Sell This Version
49300 The Best Of Disco & Funk  album cover Various The Best Of Disco & Funk(3xCD, Comp) Universal, Universal Music Special Markets 49300 US 2009 Sell This Version
49520 70s Soft Rock (Classic Hits)   album cover Various 70s Soft Rock (Classic Hits) (CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 49520 US 2007 Sell This Version
49703 Classic Christmas  album cover Various Classic Christmas(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music, Universal Music Special Markets 49703 USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version
51352 Eighties' Metal Mania   album cover Various Eighties' Metal Mania (CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 51352 US 2008 Sell This Version
52454 Classic Christmas  album cover Various Classic Christmas(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, EMI Music Special Markets 52454 USA & Canada 2010 Sell This Version
52736 Classic Love Songs  album cover Various Classic Love Songs(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 52736 US 2011 Sell This Version
53622 ⋅ B0002446-02 Tonight I Celebrate My Love  album cover Various Tonight I Celebrate My Love(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 53622 ⋅ B0002446-02 USA & Canada 2010 Sell This Version
56103 Holly Jolly Christmas  album cover Various Holly Jolly Christmas(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 56103 US 2011 Sell This Version
56331 Let's Get It On  album cover Various Let's Get It On(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 56331 US 2015 Sell This Version
56552 Swinging on a Star a Crooner Collection  album cover Various Swinging on a Star a Crooner Collection (Album, Comp) 56552 US 2010 Sell This Version
57370 Swinging On A Star: A Crooner Collection  album cover Various Swinging On A Star: A Crooner Collection(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 57370 USA & Canada 2011 Sell This Version
58745 Rolling Stone Retrospective Early Rock & Roll  album cover Various Rolling Stone Retrospective Early Rock & Roll(3xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Rhino Custom Products, Universal Music Special Markets, Rhino Custom Products 58745 US 2012 Sell This Version
59681 Set The Mood: Holiday Jazz  album cover Various Set The Mood: Holiday Jazz(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 59681 US 2011 Sell This Version
60275 Escape To Rio: Romantic Bossa Nova  album cover Various Escape To Rio: Romantic Bossa Nova(CD, Comp) Platinum Legends, Universal Music Special Markets 60275 US 2013 Sell This Version
61688 Classic Rock 100 Proof  album cover Various Classic Rock 100 Proof(CD, Comp) Reflections 61688 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
62441-2 Music From And Inspired By The TV Series King Of The Hill  album cover Various Music From And Inspired By The TV Series King Of The Hill(CD, Comp, Enh) Elektra, Fox Music, Fox (10) 62441-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
62441-2 Music From And Inspired By The TV Series King Of The Hill  album cover Various Music From And Inspired By The TV Series King Of The Hill(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo) Elektra, Fox Music, Fox (10) 62441-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
62910 Surf's Up! ('60s Beach Party)  album cover Various Surf's Up! ('60s Beach Party)(CD, Comp) Platinum Legends, Universal Music Special Markets 62910 US Unknown Sell This Version
63220 Holly Jolly Christmas  album cover Various Holly Jolly Christmas(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 63220 USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
63311 Country Romance  album cover Various Country Romance(CD, Comp) Reflections, Reflections 63311 US 2015 Sell This Version
80049-D Dancing In The Street  album cover Various Dancing In The Street(CD, Comp) Time Life, Universal Music Special Markets 80049-D 2018 Sell This Version
153 269-2 American Pie (Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various American Pie (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp) Universal Records 153 269-2 Argentina 1999 Sell This Version
278 032 1 I Am The Club Rocker  album cover Inna I Am The Club Rocker(CD, Album) Airplay Records 278 032 1 France 2011 Sell This Version
035-3455 You Light Up My Life: Gentle Memories Of The '70s  album cover Various You Light Up My Life: Gentle Memories Of The '70s(4xCD, Comp) Reader's Digest Music, Universal Music Special Markets 035-3455 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
035-3640 Forever And Always  album cover Shania Twain Forever And Always(3xCD, Album, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Reader's Digest 035-3640 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
450 210-2 American Beauty (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various American Beauty (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Comp) 450 210-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
474502 0 Music From The Motion Picture Eyes Wide Shut  album cover Various Music From The Motion Picture Eyes Wide Shut(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Warner Sunset Records 474502 0 Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
477 630-1 Space Is The Place  album cover Sun Ra Space Is The Place(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra) Jackpot Records (3), Universal Music Special Markets 477 630-1 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
490 473-2 The Fragile  album cover Nine Inch Nails The Fragile(2xCD, Album) Nothing Records, Universal 490 473-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
490 759-2 Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water  album cover Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water (Album) 490 759-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
494939 2 Willennium  album cover Will Smith Willennium (Album) 494939 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
498277 1 Warriorz  album cover M.O.P. Warriorz(2xLP, Album) Loud Records, Loud Records, Epic 498277 1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
05-01959 CD Greatest Christmas Collection  album cover Various Greatest Christmas Collection(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 05-01959 CD US Unknown Sell This Version
05-02236 Home For The Holidays - Country Style  album cover Various Home For The Holidays - Country Style(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music Special Markets 05-02236 US 2003 Sell This Version
523225 2 Tha Last Meal  album cover Snoopdogg* Tha Last Meal(CD, Album) Priority Records, No Limit Records, Virgin, Doggy Style Records (2), Priority Records, No Limit Records, Virgin, Doggy Style Records (2), Priority Records, No Limit Records, Virgin, Doggy Style Records (2), Priority Records, No Limit Records, Virgin, Doggy Style Records (2) 523225 2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
532 038-2 Tendres Années 60 Rock  album cover Various Tendres Années 60 Rock(CD, Comp, RM) Universal Music France, Universal Music Special Markets 532 038-2 France 2009 Sell This Version
536 903-2 The Big Lebowski (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various The Big Lebowski (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Comp, RP) Mercury 536 903-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
536 963-3 Les Années 90 C'était Mieux Avant  album cover Various Les Années 90 C'était Mieux Avant(5xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 536 963-3 France 2016 Sell This Version
537 299-5 30 Ans Des InRocKuptibles  album cover Various 30 Ans Des InRocKuptibles(3xCD, Comp) Les Inrockuptibles, MCA Records, Universal Music France 537 299-5 France 2016 Sell This Version
537 299-9 30 Ans Des InRocKuptibles  album cover Various 30 Ans Des InRocKuptibles(2xLP, Comp) Les Inrockuptibles, MCA Records, Universal Music France 537 299-9 France 2016 Sell This Version
537 659 3 Various Le Meilleur De La Musique 1990 RFM(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, MCA Records 537 659 3 France 2017 Sell This Version
537 684 6 Le Meilleur De La Musique 1992 RFM  album cover Various Le Meilleur De La Musique 1992 RFM(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets, MCA Records 537 684 6 France 2017 Sell This Version
546 609-2 Blackout!  album cover Methodman Redman* Blackout!(CD, Album, RP) Island Def Jam Music Group 546 609-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
548 072 2 A&M: The Urban Side  album cover Various A&M: The Urban Side(CD, Comp, Promo) A&M Records, DV8 Records, Perspective Records 548 072 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
555 738-2 Hit Zone 4  album cover Various Hit Zone 4(CD, Comp) Polymedia, Sony Music, BMG Music Canada Inc. 555 738-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
558 936-2 The Art Of Storytelling  album cover Slick Rick The Art Of Storytelling(CD, Album, RP) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam 2000, Def Jam Music Group 558 936-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
572 102-6 L'Essentiel  album cover Hélène L'Essentiel(3xCD, Comp, Dig) MCA Records, Universal Music Special Markets 572 102-6 France 2016 Sell This Version
0620863 Future Blues  album cover Canned Heat Future Blues(LP, Album, RE, 180) Liberty, Elemental Music, Capitol Records, Universal Music Special Markets 0620863 US 2019 Sell This Version
620864 If You Miss 'Im ... I Got 'Im  album cover John Lee Hooker Featuring Earl Hooker John Lee Hooker Featuring Earl Hooker - If You Miss 'Im ... I Got 'Im(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Elemental Music 620864 US 2019 Sell This Version
673 865 2 Hélène  album cover Hélène Hélène(CD, Album, RE) Universal Music Special Markets 673 865 2 France 2018 Sell This Version
673 865 6 Helene  album cover Hélène Helene(CD, Album, RE) AB Groupe, Universal Music France, Universal Music Special Markets, MCA Records 673 865 6 France 2018 Sell This Version
674 997-5 Ce Train Qui S'En Va  album cover Hélène Ce Train Qui S'En Va(LP, Album, RE, Blu) AB Disques, MCA Records, Universal Music France 674 997-5 France 2018 Sell This Version
679 203-8 Tremblement de Terre  album cover Dorothée Tremblement de Terre(CD, Album, RE) AB Droits Audiovisuels, MCA Records, Universal Music Strategic Marketing, Universal Music France 679 203-8 France 2019 Sell This Version
771 617-1 Tremblement De Terre  album cover Dorothée Tremblement De Terre(LP, Album, RE) AB Droits Audiovisuels, MCA Records, Universal Music Strategic Marketing, Universal Music France 771 617-1 France 2019 Sell This Version
776247-3 Allô Allô Monsieur L'ordinateur / Hou ! La Menteuse  album cover Dorothée Allô Allô Monsieur L'ordinateur / Hou ! La Menteuse(2xCD, Album, RE + Comp) AB Droits Audiovisuels, MCA Records, Universal Music Special Markets, Universal Music France 776247-3 France 2019 Sell This Version
9 47450-2 Eyes Wide Shut (Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various Eyes Wide Shut (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Warner Sunset Records 9 47450-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
9 47538-2 Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me (More Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me (More Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp) Maverick 9 47538-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
9 47583-2 Magnolia - Music From The Motion Picture  album cover Aimee Mann Magnolia - Music From The Motion Picture (Comp) 9 47583-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
9 47583-4 Music From The Motion Picture Magnolia  album cover Aimee Mann Music From The Motion Picture Magnolia(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 9 47583-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1979452 White Christmas Traditional Holiday Songs  album cover Various White Christmas Traditional Holiday Songs(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 1979452 US 2003 Sell This Version
5352135 La Chanson De L'année 2014  album cover Various La Chanson De L'année 2014(4xCD, Comp, Fat) Universal Music Strategic Marketing 5352135 France 2014 Sell This Version
5375625 Made In England  album cover Various Made In England(2xCD, Comp) Europe 1, Universal Music France, MCA Records 5375625 France 2017 Sell This Version
5382384 Les Années 80 C'était Mieux Avant Vol. 2  album cover Various Les Années 80 C'était Mieux Avant Vol. 2(5xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 5382384 France 2018 Sell This Version
5386108 110 Hits 2019  album cover Various 110 Hits 2019(5xCD, Comp) MCA Records, Universal Music France 5386108 France 2019 Sell This Version
5391792 Les Années 80 C'était Mieux Avant  album cover Various Les Années 80 C'était Mieux Avant(5xCD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 5391792 France 2020 Sell This Version
5840792 In The Holiday Spirit  album cover Various In The Holiday Spirit(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets 5840792 Canada 2001 Sell This Version

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alan.james

alan.james

November 1, 2018
Yes I agree below. Absolutely no quality control over releases ** directly*** commissioned by them for manufacture. The quality of their product vary from poor to above average (never excellent). It's the 'Walmart' of licensing.
MrWordsWorth

MrWordsWorth

October 23, 2018
Universal Music Special Markets is about the worst there is in terms of how it handles its catalog, by which I mean they hand over all their vinyl reissues to Rainbo and United and the result is junk. Same goes for titles they license to reissue labels like Porterhouse, Anthology, etc. Just pure junk.
muziekschool

muziekschool

February 6, 2016
look out for nina simone wild is the wind lp 180 gram