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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?

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

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

14/01/2013

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

14/12/2012

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.

Rod's Christmas single

11/12/2012

The Decca team, who last year brought you the music of The Military Wives, are again doing their bit for the Christmas charts with the release this week of Rod Stewart's Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

Commons Select Committee: Support for the creative industries

05/12/2012

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

26/11/2012

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.

Utalks at LIPA

15/11/2012

Polydor’s head of digital Aaron Bogucki, along with five other Universal Music UK staff, made the trip earlier this week to the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts for the ninth instalment of the Utalks series.

Fans engaged in interaction

29/10/2012

When it comes to music, the old adage ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ doesn’t always apply. Online fan funded music platforms such as PledgeMusic have already found that enough is never enough when artists and bands reach out to their fan base to underwrite musical projects.

BBC 6 Music

26/10/2012

The Savile scandal is making these dark days for BBC, but an enduring bright spot at the Corporation is 6 Music

QPCS app project

03/10/2012

Music is represented in the app explosion – Shazam, anyone? – but we can’t help feeling there’s plenty more scope to develop apps with music at their heart. Hence our support for an app-building competition which has just been launched by Queen’s Park Community School, not too far from our London offices.

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