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The Weeknd becomes the most streamed artist in the world

02/12/2016

After releasing one of the most anticipated albums of the year in Starboy, the team at Island continue to celebrate this week as The Weeknd is now the most streamed artist in the world, with 36.6m monthly listeners which has knocked Drake off the top spot.

London to Paris riders raise £61,000

28/11/2016

The donations have been counted and Universal Music’s London to Paris cyclists are proud to announce they have raised over £61,000 for French aid charity FENVAC and Nordoff Robbins, the UK staff’s charity of the year.

Spinnup celebrate 100,000 milestone

25/11/2016

After Metallica’s triumphant show at the House of Vans last week, the Globe team are continuing the promotional drive for ‘Hardwired to Self Destruct’ with a hugely successful live-stream broadcast of the the night in its entirety. In all, 40,000 people applied for the chance to win tickets to the 800 capacity venue, but Globe were able to ensure that the gig was available to experience on-demand globally.

Metallica return after eight years with new album

17/11/2016

Eight years of waiting is over for Metallica fans, as the band have released their 10th studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, the follow-up to their 2008 Grammy-winning platinum album Death Magnetic.

Emeli Sandé makes anthemic return with second album

10/11/2016

After a four-year break from the spotlight, Virgin EMI’s phenomenally successful singer songwriter Emeli Sandé is back with her second album Long Live the Angels, the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2012 debut Our Version Of Events. Long Live The Angels serves as a mesmerising journey through the triumphs and tragedies of the last four years of Sandé’s life.

Universal Music's big night at Q Awards

03/11/2016

It was a huge evening for Universal Music acts at the 2016 Q Awards, with nine of our artists collecting ten of the fourteen awards on offer. Biggest surprise of the evening came for Polydor and Dirty Hit’s The 1975, who collected the Best Album award, beating David Bowie.

Island commemorate 10 years of Back to Black

03/11/2016

Island Records along with the Amy Winehouse Foundation have launched a global contest inviting fans to recreate tracks from the Back To Black to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the classic album’s release.

ABBA return in virtual form

26/10/2016

Nearly 35 years after their last public performance together, the members of ABBA are preparing to give their fans around the world what millions of them have long dreamed of but considered impossible: A new entertainment experience.

UMC harness the Madness

21/10/2016

It’s been a wacky few weeks for team UMC, who have successfully harnessed the unique sense of mischief of Madness, one of the best loved British groups of all time, for their new album Can’t Touch Us Now.

EMI Music Sound Foundation reaches £6 million grant milestone

14/10/2016

The EMI Music Sound Foundation has celebrated an incredible milestone this week - the distribution of £6 million in grants to help young people gain access to music education and opportunities.

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