US music website GetMusic is searching for a PR agency in the UK
ahead of its London launch later this spring.
The site - jointly owned by Bertlesmann and Universal Vivendi - has
confirmed it is initiating talks with agencies in order to hire external
GetMusic vice-president of PR Laurie Rubenstein, based in New York, said
they were 'exploring PR options', although she stressed it was early
GetMusic hired managing director David Fischer in January to lead its
London headquarters and international expansion, but is yet to roll out
After the UK, GetMusic International is launching sites in France,
Germany and Japan.
No details were given on the type of account up for grabs in the UK, but
Rubenstein said in the US PR covers corporate and consumer work, plus
trade and entertainment press relations.
Parent company Universal Media Group is currently negotiating to buy
BMG, a unit of Bertlesmann, out of the jointly-owned website.
GetMusic was launched two years ago in the US to compete with sites such
as mtv.com and CDnow.