Regulatory News :
Vivendi (Paris:VIV), through its "Create Joy” solidarity program, is
bringing together young French and British musicians for a major concert
on November 12 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Vivendi is the sponsor of "Music for Youth”, the organizer of this
event, an association that promotes music among young people from
disadvantaged areas in Great Britain. In France, Vivendi is the partner
of "Orchestre à L’Ecole” that promotes the playing together of
instruments in academic establishments.
The 30 "Orchestre à l’Ecole” pupils from Gorron in Mayenne are currently
in rehearsals with 30 of their counterparts from The Rochdale Orchestra
in the suburbs of Manchester where the young French people have been put
up in families. They are also meeting to discuss careers in music with
representatives of Universal Music Group. They will play together in a
single body, "The Dream Orchestra”, at the Royal Albert Hall.
With this initiative, Vivendi has brought about a genuine musical
exchange between young people on both sides of the Channel through these
At the same time, Vivendi is also supporting an ambitious project
devised by "Music for Youth”. This is to bring together 650 young
musicians, singers and dancers from different areas of Bradford in a
formidable "Vivendi Sounds Bradford Massed Ensemble” that will interpret
an original composition on stage.
To follow the latest news about this project, consult the Facebook page
of "Create Joy”: www.facebook.com/TheVivendiCreateJoyFund.
Vivendi is at the heart of the worlds of content, platforms and
Vivendi combines being the world
leader in video games (Activision Blizzard), the world leader in music
(Universal Music Group), the French leader in alternative telecoms
(SFR), the Moroccan leader in telecoms (Maroc Telecom Group), the
leading alternative broadband operator in Brazil (GVT) and the French
leader in pay-TV (Canal+ Group).
In 2011, Vivendi achieved
revenues of €28.8 billion and adjusted net income of €2.95 billion. The
Group has over 58,300 employees.