Published: May 24, 11:55a ET
Updated: May 24, 11:55a ET

Music deal for London 2012

LONDON (AP) - Organizers of the 2012 London Olympics have signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group.

Universal Music will have exclusive rights to release London 2012-branded music. The deal announced Monday includes compilation albums, composing, publishing, and recording of Olympic-related music between now and the games.

Universal will also advise London organizers on all aspects of music at the games.

London officials say it's the first time an Olympic organizing committee has signed such a deal with a music company.

The London organizing committee says "the diverse nature of Universal Music Group's labels and artists will provide a rich talent pool for the games in 2012."

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