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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

Reading Festival 2011 - Friday

Reading Festival 2011 - Friday

26/08/2011

Friday at Reading Festival 2011 began with heavy rain but spirits couldn't be dampened by the weather. Bands across Universal's labels had made the trip to the muddy site to perform for over 85,000 fans.

Umusic at Reading Festival 2011

Umusic at Reading Festival 2011

23/08/2011

The August Bank Holiday is fast approaching and for a lot of us at Universal Music that means one thing: the weekend of the Reading and Leeds festivals. We will be blogging from the Reading site all weekend so keep checking back to see what we get up to, which bands we're watching and the occasional weather update.

Polydor at Sonisphere

Polydor at Sonisphere

15/07/2011

Olivia Whatley-Hobbs - Digital Marketing, Polydor

A big part of what we do is collecting content such as videos and photos from some of the top festivals and gigs that our artists play.

Elbow at Glastonbury

Elbow at Glastonbury

05/07/2011

Liz Goodwin - Head of Marketing, Polydor

Glastonbury has to be one of the musical highlights every year. Cramming onto a farm with 150,000 people isn’t everyone’s idea of fun but loads of people here at Universal HQ are hooked.

Create your own Kaiser Chiefs album

Create your own Kaiser Chiefs album

06/06/2011

The Kaiser Chiefs were in the Fiction offices on Friday after the launch of their new ‘create your own album’ called The Future is Medieval.

The idea behind the release is to let fans be part of the creative process as explained in this YouTube Video.

Tinchy, Dappy, Pixie and SBTV

Tinchy, Dappy, Pixie and SBTV

31/05/2011

As you would expect at a record label we quite often see artists coming and going during the day. Now and again these artists get together and create something a little special. Last week Mercury’s reception was invaded by Dappy, Tinchy Stryder, Pixie Lott and the crew from SBTV for this spontaneous acoustic performance of Spaceship.

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)

Alex Close, A&R Manager for Fiction Records, shares his SXSW

Alex Close, A&R Manager for Fiction Records, shares his SXSW

25/03/2011

Alex Close - A&R Manager, Fiction

Wednesday March 16th

Delayed flight
Touch down at 10.15pm.
On the strip - 6th Street by 11pm.
Margarita in hand by 11.05pm.
Austin I've missed you!
A spring-break student's paradise - bar after bar as far as the eye can see.

Gary Harris, Fiction's A&R exec, writes from The Great Escape

Gary Harris, Fiction's A&R exec, writes from The Great Escape

18/05/2011

Gary Harris - A&R Exec, Fiction

So here I am on a train making my way to Brighton for 2011’s Great Escape Festival, the UK’s answer to SXSW.

Straight to the hotel to check in and I’m off to the Dome to collect my pass, then on to Komedia to see the Deep Sea Arcade.

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