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Universal Music UK’s blog on music, the music news stories which interest us most and the wider issues which affect our business. Some food for thought we hope.

Hozier's charity single support

12/02/2016

Certified musical legend Sir Elton is hitting the promo trail in support of his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night. Released today, the LP sees the flamboyant star return to the rock ‘n roll past that’s excited fans and his label Virgin EMI alike.

Elton revives his rock 'n roll roots

05/02/2016

Certified musical legend Sir Elton is hitting the promo trail in support of his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night. Released today, the LP sees the flamboyant star return to the rock ‘n roll past that’s excited fans and his label Virgin EMI alike.

Rihanna ups the Anti

29/01/2016

Rihanna has made her grand return with ANTI, her highly anticipated eighth studio album.

Sam and AMY get the big screen spotlight

15/01/2015

Universal Music artists are kicking off 2016 in the big screen spotlight, led by Sam Smith who has won a Golden Globe award for his official Bond theme song Writing’s On The Wall with Jimmy Napes.

Historic one, two, three for Justin

08/01/2015

Virgin EMI are celebrating a singles chart top four today, led by Justin Bieber and his historic one, two, three with Love Yourself, Sorry and What Do You Mean.

Secret 7” returns for its fifth anniversary

08/01/2015

The worlds of art and music collide once again with Secret 7” returning for its fifth year, supported as it has been from the start by Universal Music. Now’s your chance to design artwork for John Lennon, Etta James, Max Richter, The Jam, Tame Impala and Jack Garratt.

The Beatles now streaming

23/12/2015

On December 24 at 12:01am local time -- here, there and everywhere -- The Beatles’ music will be available for streaming worldwide

Justin leads the Christmas race

17/12/2015

Justin Bieber is odds on favourite to win this year’s unique race for Christmas Number 1, which steps up a gear on Friday December 18th.

Florence leads way to awards season

11/12/2015

It’s been a week of recognition for Universal Music artists on both sides of the Atlantic, with the company’s artists leading the nominations for 58th Annual Grammy Awards and winning three of the five categories at Thursday night’s BBC Music Awards.

Get It Right From A Genuine Site

07/12/2015

Cardiff woke up this week to a giant mural painted on the side of one of the town’s walls. But, this was not the result of a graffiti artist’s late night escapade. The street art daubed on the Clwb Ifor Bach music venue is part of an extraordinarily wide-ranging campaign to boost awareness of legitimate online music services..

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