January 2011


On air, on sale

31/01/2011

David Joseph - Chairman, Universal Music UK

We live in an immediate world so it wasn’t a great surprise when Google and iTunes told us that searches for a new song tend to peak two or three weeks before a record is released, a time when the only place our music had been available was on illegal sites.

The beginning, not the end

28/01/2011

Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK

In his report for Forrester, author Mark Mulligan talks about ‘Digital Natives’, 12-15 year olds who have no experience of a world where music was paid for in the way older people would understand - physical products, downloads or even subscription models.

Getting signed

27/01/2011

Fiction A&R execs Gary Harris and Alex Close have written this blog with some useful first steps if you want to turn your music into a career.

Tinchy Stryder

Tinchy Stryder

26/01/2011

Tinchy Stryder, the man behind Star In The Hood, reveals how his deal took his career to the next level.

Guy Garvey

Elbow

25/01/2011

Elbow's frontman talks about his man at Fiction, Jim Chancellor.

Utalks December 16

Utalks

16/12/2010

Utalks begins at Universal Music HQ.

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