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

25/11/2013

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

24/10/2013

Virgin Records are celebrating their 40th birthday in style with a bumper exhibition in central London. Team Umusic.co.uk 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

23/10/2013

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)

UK Music launch the Skills Academy

11/07/2013

Over the years we’ve established strong links with a big range of colleges, such as LIPA, BIMM, the University of East London and Bucks New University, which offer degrees and courses that have been specially tailored for a career in the music industry. These relationships run alongside our paid internship scheme and Utalks programme to help young people keen for a career in music to get their foot in the door.

The changing face of classical music

15/05/2012

The Universal Music café has played host to two extraordinary performances thanks to the team from Sinfini Music, a jargon-free website giving classical a place in every music addict's collection.

Partnerships on the rise

29/04/2012

It used to be if an artist allowed one of their songs to be used in an ad, it was on the condition that the commercial was screened only in darkest Kyrgyzstan.

Now there are hundreds of different platforms to showcase a song and very few, if any, artists or bands think becoming a brand ambassador or having their music appear in a PlayStation game or as part of the storyline in a TV series is beneath them.

Music back on our screens

26/03/2013

What’s that thing about waiting for a bus? You wait ages and then along comes....
It’s been kind of like that for music on TV lately. Just when you thought production companies and TV commissioners had given up on pop, a raft of new music offerings suddenly rock up.

Sound Open Day

04/03/2013

Every recording artist wants to leave the studio with a remarkable piece of work and they’ll go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their music sounds exactly as they intended.
But for many fans listening to the end result, a hefty slice of audio quality has been lost in the rush for convenience. Last week, in Abbey Road studios, there was a strong feeling that the tide is turning.

Sound Open Day recap

12/03/2013

At our Sound Open Day – the third of our annual Open Day events - our panel debated sound quality and if it still had an importance. Here's the video from the evening so you can hear exactly what the panel had to say.

Universal future-gazing

18/01/2013

Many commentators have had a go at predicting which technology trends are going to be big this year, but what about the in-house futurologists at Universal Music?

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