June 2011

Breakfast in Parliament

Breakfast in Parliament


Hanna Chalmers - Head of Research And Insight, Universal Music UK

My day job is heading up Universal Music's Insight team.

People often ask what this means and most simply put it's our team's job to be the voice of the music fan across Universal Music.

Three Peaks Challenge

Three Peaks Challenge


Universal UK's team of intrepid explorers are this week preparing to take on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Three Peaks Challenge consists of climbing the highest peak in England, Wales and Scotland in less than 24 hours. To make the challenge that little bit harder, team member Matt Saunders will be taking a carboard cut out of Justin Bieber along for the trip.

Create your own Kaiser Chiefs album

Create your own Kaiser Chiefs album


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.

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