April 2011


Introducing Uvinyl

Introducing Uvinyl

20/04/2011

Wayne Horton - E-commerce Commercial Manager, Universal Music UK

Vinyl is a glorious format and I’ve been a fan for many years. It’s the format of choice for DJs and Audiophiles alike. Sales of LPs have been increasing since 2007 and initiatives such as Record Store Day have made vinyl cool again.

Changes to Spotify

Changes to Spotify

14/04/2011

Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK

Today, Spotify, the music subscription service, announced some changes to their service via their excellent blog. The most eye-catching is that after six months of full access to the free version of the service, users will be capped to five listens to any particular track.

Our intern programme

13/04/2011

Morna Cook - Director of Human Recources, Universal Music UK

It was fantastic to see our internship scheme featured on Newsnight on Tuesday after Nick Clegg’s speech on helping young people from a range of backgrounds get career opportunities. At Universal we’re really proud of our paid internship scheme; we believe it benefits not only interns but the whole company.

Bands and Brands

Bands and Brands

07/04/2011

Aaron Bogucki - Senior Digital Campaign Manager Manager, Polydor

I enjoyed last week’s Guardian Behind The Music column on bands and product placement. (Read it HERE)

Island intern Janette on being on BBC Newsnight

Island intern Janette on being on BBC Newsnight

06/04/2011

Janette Quaye - Press Intern, Island

Tuesday was one of the more surreal days I've had working at Island. A BBC film crew spent most of the afternoon following me around for a Newsnight feature on internships. Not something I expected to happen when I joined the press team as an intern in January.

Latest Tweets

  • Our very own Morna Cook won the Music Skills Award at this year's Creative & Cultural Skills Awards last night! http://t.co/xsVPHsha78 5 hours 13 min ago
  • RT @MusicWeek: Universal Music UK [@UMusicuk] honoured for career development http://t.co/KPlsMph3sG 6 hours 5 min ago
  • We've partnered with @Secret7s again & we're proud to be helping @NordoffRobbins1 transform lives with music http://t.co/xV0NdQl6qa 8 hours 27 min ago
  • @Secret7s A pretty big one, yeah 1 day 8 hours ago
  • @Secret7s Never again. Can you have a sleep over at Somerset House?! 1 day 9 hours ago
  • @Secret7s Are the not a bit stale? They've been at Secret 7" towers since the 2014 exhibition... 1 day 9 hours ago
  • @Secret7s Have you seen our dancing shoes? 1 day 9 hours ago
  • @Secret7s Yay! 1 day 9 hours ago
  • RT @Secret7s: DEADLINE DAY http://t.co/4iSU4qpGuB 1 day 10 hours ago
  • Have you seen the new video from Grammy and Brit Award nominated @Hozier? Someone New is released on May 11th: http://t.co/D8rspOxGra 2 days 12 hours ago

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