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Island guide new Mumford release

Island have been whipping up excitement ahead of today’s release of Mumford & Sons highly anticipated fourth album, Delta.

Ariana's sensational night at the BBC

08/11/18

Bouncing up the charts this week with the surprise release of her new single, Thank u, next, Ariana Grande is firmly back in the limelight after starring in her own hour-long BBC special last Thursday.

Ellie Goulding's big collab return

02/11/18

Ellie Goulding is fast adding to her 13 billion streams with the release of single Close To Me, her first new music for Polydor in two years.

Queen classics rock new biopic

19/10/18

Virgin EMI are delivering exclusive material spanning Queen's entire career as part of the soundtrack album to the Bohemian Rhapsody feature film. 

Funky Friday for chart-topping Dave

12/10/18

Dave has smashed chart records this week with new track Funky Friday, as the first UK hip-hop artist to achieve a number one.

It's About Time! Nile & Chic return

02/10/2018

Virgin EMI have been long preparing for the return of Nile Rodgers & Chic with the group’s first new album in over 25 years, It’s About Time.

TT reimagined for 30th birthday

21/09/18

Take That are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the help of Polydor, marking the milestone with a re-imagined greatest hits album, Odyssey, as well as a huge UK tour.

Jess Gillam takes centre stage at Proms

17/09/18

The stand-out performer from the 2018 Last Night Of The Proms last weekend was the Decca-signed 20-year-old saxophonist Jess Gillam.

Goldblum's warm London welcome

07/09/18

Jeff Goldblum has been jazzing up London this week, surprising commuters with a performance on one of the public pianos at St Pancras Station, to mark the announcement of his debut album, The Capitol Studios Sessions.

New BRIT spotlight shines on Sheku

29/08/18

Decca’s 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has made history once again by becoming the first artist to receive the new Brit Certified Breakthrough Award for selling 30,000 copies of his debut album Inspiration in the UK.

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