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The legendary Diana Ross has a new label home at Decca who have announced the release of Thank You, her first album of original material in 22 years.
Decca’s Ludovico Einaudi, the most streamed classical artist of all time and one of the most ubiquitous contemporary composers of the century, has today released Cinema, a new collection of his greatest compositions from film and television.
The team at Virgin are today releasing Mancunian rapper Bugzy’s highly anticipated fifth album.
As part of the wider celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album What’s Going On, UMC and Island in collaboration with UK visual artist Dreph are today unveiling a giant public mural paying homage to the seminal LP.
The White Label Auction, the brainchild of UMC’s A&R director Johnny Chandler, last week raised a net total of £33,920.40 for The BRIT Trust.
Mercury Studios have added three new episodes to their staple Classic Albums series, which explores much-loved LPs like never before.
Universal Music artists received a grand total of 16 nominations across nine categories for this year’s BRITs.
Universal Music’s UK Task Force for Meaningful Change (UK TFMC), which was set up in June 2020 in partnership with Universal Music Group’s global Task Force for Meaningful Change to be a driving force for social justice and equity, today issued its manifesto detailing its goals and tactics to achieve tangible and lasting social change.
Moving over 1m units worldwide as her third number one album in less than a year, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is another jewel in Taylor’s crown, making her the first and only female artist to release seven number one studio albums in the UK this century.
Decca are today releasing Voices 2, the second part of Grammy-nominated composer Max Richter’s audio-visual Voices project.