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.

Urban coming back around


BBC London’s Dotun Adebayo on Sunday show recently hosted a roundtable featuring several kingpins of the urban music scene including Rich Castillo, head of A&R at London Records and All Around The World, Phoebe One and MC Bushkin from the Heartless Crew.

Music Remains - a recorded music Rube Goldberg machine


A 90-second race through time filmed at London’s world-famous Abbey Road studios, Music Remains shows music at the heart of the story of one family.

Music Inc. takes centre stage


Music Inc, an app which lets players manage the careers of aspiring virtual musicians, has been launched today. Available for free, UK Music and the government are hoping it can play a part in increasing understanding of the business strategy around music.

The High Street fights back


Over the past few years the festive music shopping story has predominantly been dominated by online and early in 2013 shops selling records were virtually written off. In January when HMV, the UK’s biggest bricks and mortar music retailer, fell into administration it looked like the writing was on the wall. Not so. The fightback has started. It was signalled this summer when the indie stores reported a 44% leap in album sales for the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2012.

Robbie scores UK's 1,000th number one album


Robbie Williams was crowned king of the charts yesterday when his latest album, Swings Both Ways, beat off all comers to notch up the landmark 1000th number one album release in the UK. It was fitting achievement: the first album to top the album charts in July 1956 was Songs For Swingin’ Lovers from the master of swing, Frank Sinatra.

Making of the Virgin 40 exhibition


Virgin Records are celebrating their 40th birthday in style with a bumper exhibition in central London. Team got an early exclusive sneak peak of the exhibition the night before its opening to the public.

NOW! That’s What I Call A TV Channel


The most successful hits brand in the world has launched its own TV channel. NOW Music landed on Sky today (channel 278) and hits FreeSat next week (channel 512)


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