Music back on our screens


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


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


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


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?

Pop still on top? What's to come in 2013

Pop still on top? What's to come in 2013


So pop is popular. And it got even more popular last year. But not every A&R in town is salivating over today's BPI stats or sweating about how they can emulate Emeli or deliver Del Rey lite

Making sure every single music fan is catered for


Brian Rose, Managing Director - Commercial Division UK & Ireland, recently signed off on a ground-breaking deal to sell CDs in Primark. He discusses how music and fashion can become the perfect retail partners and also how new digital music services, smart-phones and tablets will make this Christmas Day a high-water mark in digital downloads.

Commons Select Committee: Support for the creative industries


It was no surprise that Paul Weller slammed David Cameron for mistaking the message behind The Eton Rifles when the Prime Minister claimed the 1979 Jam track was his favourite song. Taking an anti-establishment stance is a common position for many musicians from Bob Marley to the Sex Pistols because finding yourself championed by the powers-that-be is an instant credibility reducer.

MusicBiz - be your own hero


Copyright might not be as exciting as Gaga’s stage costumes or as mind blowing as a live show by the Stones, but it is an important cog in the life of an artist.

The Live Music Act


After a decade of intense lobbying, the Live Music Act became law this week, removing the raft of red tape and bureaucracy imposed by the Licensing Act 2003.

Your turntable's not dead


The communications team has the good fortune of being joined by Megan who’s here with us doing work experience for two weeks. Megan is 17 years-old, a vinyl buyer and aspiring music journalist so we asked her, “Why do you like vinyl? Do youngsters really want to buy records?” She came back to us with the below:


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