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Press Release |  31 Mar 2009 11:12 |  By RnMTeam

Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) Partners With The Axis Agency

MUMBAI: Universal Music Latin Entertainment  the world's leading Latin music company, has partnered with The Axis Agency, one of the nation's leading multicultural marketing and communications agencies, to develop and implement targeted Hispanic marketing strategies for some of the most recognized brands, as well as license UMG entertainment properties to companies looking to reach the growing and very lucrative U.S. Hispanic market.

"Major brands are beginning to notice the unlimited potential of sales to be gained from the untapped Hispanic market," stated Gustavo Lopez, president of UMLE's Fonovisa and Disa record labels.

"Bringing together our chart-topping roster of superstar artists and marketing muscle with Axis' expertise in branding, we will win clients and keep them coming back," stated Walter Kolm, president of Universal Music Latino and Machete Music.

As experts in reaching the Hispanic market, The Axis Agency understands the value and increased awareness celebrity endorsements bring to this consumer.

"We have had tremendous success collaborating with UMLE for many years creating and executing integrated entertainment platforms for several high profile client initiatives, including our work with ABSOLUT(R: 26.93, 0, 0%) VODKA and Latin GRAMMY Award winning artists Wisin y Yandel and hit producers Luny Tunes. Hispanic artists symbolize our music, language, and traditions and are key influencers that represent our culture. As the popularity of Latin music continues to grow, so will brands' appetites to leverage these properties and create integrated partnerships," said Armando Azarloza, president of The Axis Agency.

The UMLE and Axis Agency partnership offers clients unmatched opportunities to create cross-promotional and branded entertainment programs with two of the leaders in the Hispanic marketplace. For further information on partnering with UMLE artists and creating your own compelling, branded music integration or to view the unique capabilities this partnership affords any brands interested in the U.S. Hispanic market visit www.theaxisagency.com/umle.

According to the most recent US Census figures, Hispanics accounted for the largest and fastest growing minority group, with 44.3 million and 14.8 percent of the total population. In the U.S., Hispanics accounted for almost half (1.4 million) of the national population growth of 2.9 million between July 1, 2005 and July 1, 2006. Moreover, the Hispanic population in 2006 was much younger, with a median age of 27.4 compared with the population as a whole at 36.4. About a third of the Hispanic population was younger than 18, compared with one-fourth of the total population.