Fiction A&R execs Gary Harris and Alex Close have written a blog about some useful first steps if you want to turn your music into a career (alongside some words of wisdom from Elbow's Guy Garvey). If you’d like to get your music heard you can also sign up on Spinnup a music distribution service like no other. As well as getting your releases into major online stores such as Spotify and iTunes, Spinnup has also got a dedicated team of scouts who have a direct line into Universal Music’s A&R teams. You can read more about the service HERE.
Please note that on occasion, we’ve been made aware of individuals who give the false impression they are affiliated with Universal Music and ask for money from artists to submit music on their behalf or for other label services including marketing and publishing. It is against our company policy for an employee to accept any form of compensation in return for submitting music to one of our companies. If you are approached by a person that claims to be a Universal Music employee and who asks for any form of payment, please contact us HERE.
Utalks are a series of informal sessions to give people interested in working in and around music the chance to speak to people working on the frontline, from A&R to marketing and of course digital. We hold several Utalks a year, so please get in touch if you’d like us to visit your college or university firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Umusic Blog to read about the last Utalks session.
Media & press queries
Each Universal Music label has a dedicated publicity department to respond to queries from the media. You can view our labels HERE. For general questions about Universal Music UK from members of the media please email email@example.com. Please note, non-media inquiries will not receive a reply from this email address – see General Enquiries below
Questions about our releases
For specific product information please contact the Information Centre at our distributor in Milton Keynes on 0845 250 0965.
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Please note that we can only accommodate UK based enquiries. Click HERE for Universal sites outside the UK.