Remembering Alan Dower Blumlein


Alan Dower Blumlein is the largely unheralded genius behind stereo sound recording – among a bunch of other inventions - and the man we should all thank for making modern music sound as wonderful as it does.

Who wins from Record Store Day?


Until a few weeks ago it seemed everyone in the music industry thought Record Store Day, the eight year old celebration of the UK’s hundreds of indie music shops, was a great idea.

Morna Cook wins Creative & Cultural Skills Award


Morna Cook - Senior Director, HR at Universal Music UK – has been named as winner of the Music Skills Award at the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2015.

How can data influence the music business?


Right now the hot button topic is data. Everyone is talking about analytics, information and insight.

Age ratings for music videos


Universal Music has become the first UK record company to submit a music video to the British Board of Film Classification to be rated as part of a groundbreaking scheme to bring rock and pop videos in line with movies and other DVDs.

Music and video games


Further proof that video game music is now on a par with TV and movie soundtracks arrived this week with the launch of the latest edition of the FIFA series and a major London conference to celebrate the composers and artists behind gaming music.

How big is the UK music industry?

Pretty much everything in the music business has a number, figure or statistic attached to it. What hasn’t been so easy to pin down, however, is a definitive number that accurately measures the size and scale of the UK music industry itself.

Globe gets some movie magic


A creative venture between Globe, Universal’s creative and commercial department, and some of the UK's top composers looks to set to redefine the creation of music for advertising. The groundbreaking project launches with composers including Grammy winner David Arnold and Bafta nominated Ilan Eshkeri.

Eight reasons Glastonbury is my new favourite festival


Comms manager Mike survived his first Glastonbury. following a few days of recovery and cleaning off of mud, he's here to tell you why it's been his favourite festival to date.

Streaming added to the UK charts


Last Sunday (July 6) marked a watershed moment in the history of the UK music charts when audio streams were included for the first time to help determine a song’s placing.


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