October 2011


Brits countdown begins

Brits countdown begins

31/10/2011

Next year's Brit Awards, which take place on February 21st at the O2 Arena, will see the winners presented with a trophy designed by Sir Peter Blake, the man responsible for the sleeve for The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It's all about the bands

It's all about the bands

25/10/2011

Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK

My job is nothing if not varied. Last week I spent some time in Parliament meeting with Julian Huppert, MP. Julian has expressed some strong views about the implementation of the Digital Economy Act, and we thought it was important that he hear directly from someone (me) who works in an industry where this is an important topic.

New Robbie Williams album set for release by Universal Music

21/10/2011

A new album from Robbie Williams is set to be released next year by Universal Music following a deal struck between the world’s leading record company and the most successful British male solo artist ever.

A sound investment – not risky business

A sound investment – not risky business

11/10/2011

Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK

Over the past ten years, we and our artists have supported a broad range of new products and services (like Spotify and AudioFuel) to ensure the music we love can reach ever wider audiences. But unfortunately, this bucks the general trend throughout the rest of the creative industries.

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