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

  • Yes New Vibes. Sounding amazing at @RoundhouseLDN tonight. Amazing work guys http://t.co/wmqnq7sNls 1 hour 54 min ago
  • Last chance to enter! Our A&R team will be judging the entries and choosing the best 4. Applications close tomorrow: http://t.co/JDFnx69R4j 5 hours 47 min ago
  • Calling all musicians! You could win a live recording session straight to vinyl at this year's @Secret7s . More info: http://t.co/JDFnx69R4j 5 hours 50 min ago
  • RT @AlanBlumlein: What a day @AbbeyRoad celebrating the Invention of Stereo Sound Reproduction with @UMusicuk and @EMIArchiveTrust http://t… 6 hours 48 min ago
  • Blumlein was well known to climb the Alexandra Palace broadcast tower, phone his wife and ask her opinion of the TV signal as he tinkered 9 hours 43 min ago
  • RT @AlanBlumlein: He truly was an amazing man and I'm so happy to be involved in his heritage and ongoing story. http://t.co/vr8UAsyqqO 9 hours 49 min ago
  • "His influence has stayed with me and his colleges" - Simon Blumlein 9 hours 50 min ago
  • Aged just seven, Blumlein fixed the home doorbell, and invoiced his father as Alan Dower Blumlein - electrical engineer 9 hours 54 min ago
  • Blumlein's first stereo recording took place 28 years before @thebeatles mono recording of Love Me Do 9 hours 57 min ago
  • "Blumlein's work is still hugely important to the artists that record at @AbbeyRoad to this day" - Isabel Garvey 10 hours 1 min ago

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