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Universal Music UK’s blog on music, the music news stories which interest us most and the wider issues which affect our business. Some food for thought we hope.

Green award for Universal Music

02/12/2015

Universal Music UK has become part of the Creative Industry Green community having been awarded a 1-star award for its commitment to sustainability. Universal Music is the first major record company and Abbey Road the first studio to win the award.

Virgin EMI ramp up the Vamps

27/11/2015

Ten million singles and 225 million YouTube views make The Vamps one of Virgin EMI’s biggest UK-signed success stories. The band, who formed two years ago, frequently trend worldwide on Twitter even if they don’t grab the biggest headlines on traditional media.

Globe unveils first TV ad

20/12/2015

The fragility of the planet is highlighted to thought-provoking effect in the first TV ad to be produced by Globe, Universal Music UK’s Creative & Commercial Partnerships division.

Another big year ahead for ELAM

20/11/2015

Abbey Road Studios is opening its doors to the public for the first time after partnering with Google to create an interactive tour of the building.

12 Days Of Christmas

19/11/2015

As Noddy Holder of Slade once screamed, “It’s Christmas!!!” Or it very nearly is. And that means the second of our innovative 12 Days of Christmas campaigns to help independent retailers drive seasonal sales amongst music fans.

Queen join forces with Children In Need

13/11/2015

The Virgin EMI team have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bohemian Rhapsody, one of the best loved and most recognisable songs in pop history. In support of Children In Need, they have recreated the iconic Wayne’s World headbanging scene and photographed musical stars in the classic pose from the song’s unforgettable music video.

Aurora chosen for John Lewis ad

05/11/2015

John Lewis have chosen Decca’s 19-year old Norwegian songstress Aurora to soundtrack their 2015 Christmas ad, with her version of Oasis’s Half The World Away.

Soundtracking Spectre

23/10/2015

The world’s most streamed classical artist Ludovico Einaudi returns with his new album Elements, released today on the back of last week’s chart triumph which saw the Italian claim all 10 of the iTunes Top 10 classical singles chart positions.

Interactive debut for Einaudi

16/10/2015

The world’s most streamed classical artist Ludovico Einaudi returns with his new album Elements, released today on the back of last week’s chart triumph which saw the Italian claim all 10 of the iTunes Top 10 classical singles chart positions.

Polydor gears up for Delirium

09/10/2015

The meteoric rise of Ellie Goulding gains even more momentum this month, with the team at Polydor building on her successes of 2015 towards third album Delirium.

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