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A sound investment – not risky business

A sound investment – not risky business

11/10/2011

Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK

Over the past ten years, we and our artists have supported a broad range of new products and services (like Spotify and AudioFuel) to ensure the music we love can reach ever wider audiences. But unfortunately, this bucks the general trend throughout the rest of the creative industries.

Nevermind turns 20 - pt2

Nevermind turns 20 - pt2

22/09/2011

Kevin Phelan - Head of Licensing

Unusually I imagine, my strongest memory of Nirvana stems from Dave and Krist’s prowess as practical jokers.

Striking a sporting note

Striking a sporting note

27/09/2011

Michael Seymour - Communications

Last Sunday I was lucky enough to be invited along to the famous Abbey Road studios to see the London Philharmonic orchestra putting the final touches to the 205 national anthems being recorded in preparation for London 2012.

Anticipating f8

Anticipating f8

22/09/2011

Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK

As one of the 750 million active Facebook users on earth, it's easy for me to see how deeper integration of music into this universal (note – small 'u'!) experience can have very positive implications for the health of our industry and our artists.

Nevermind turns 20 - pt4

Nevermind turns 20 - pt4

22/09/2011

Jim Chancellor - Fiction MD

Working the door of the infamous CBGB’s for six months had introduced me to bands such as Soundgarden and Tad, bands that would pave the way for grunge, and ease me away from metal.

Nevermind turns 20 - pt3

Nevermind turns 20 - pt3

22/09/2011

Michael Seymour - Communications

When Nevermind was first released I was only two years old. My main interests were eating, sleeping, screaming and making a mess.

On Track...with SEAT

On Track...with SEAT

16/09/2011

On Track…with SEAT is set to return to Channel 4 on Wednesday September 28th for a second series in an extended format – presented by BBC 6Music’s Tom Ravenscroft.

Nevermind turns 20

Nevermind turns 20

15/09/2011

Karen Simmonds - UMSM MD

A Tuesday evening in mid-September found me in Shoreditch at the opening of the Nirvana Exhibition, to celebrate the 20th anniversary edition of Nevermind.

Reading Festival 2011 - Sunday

Reading Festival 2011 - Sunday

28/08/2011

The third and final day of Reading 2011 was by far its busiest. The main road leading up to the festival was jam packed with thousands of festival goers eager to get a prime spot infront of the main stage.

Reading Festival 2011 - Saturday

Reading Festival 2011 - Saturday

27/08/2011

The team from Umusic were back at Reading festival for day two and grateful for the the great weather. Eager fans gathered despite the poor weather on Friday

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