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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.

Island Fuel Nicki Minaj’s Fiery Return

16/08/18

The release of Nicki Minaj’s highly anticipated album Queen sent fans into an online frenzy on Friday.

Virgin EMI unleash new Slaves album

09/08/18

Following the release of their recent single Cut and Run, British duo Slaves have been gearing up for the release of their third album Acts Of Fear And Love on August 17 through AMF/Virgin EMI.

McCartney return rekindles the magic

30/07/18

With his shows selling out in seconds, Virgin EMI are anticipating an eager response to the release of Paul McCartney’s 17th solo album on September 7.

Feelgood soundtrack sets sail for Polydor

19/07/18/

MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again The Movie Soundtrack has been whetting the appetite of eager audiences a week before the release of the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash-hit MAMMA MIA! The Movie.

 

D-Day dawns for new Vamps album

12/07/18

Having guided The Vamps to become one the UK’s most successful bands, Virgin EMI have pulled out all the stops for tomorrow’s release of their new album.

Drake storms UK charts with Scorpion

06/07/18

Island have ensured Drake’s UK fans have added to the growing list of record-breaking statistics around the release of his hotly anticipated fifth studio album Scorpion. In a campaign of firsts, they’ve made the Canadian rapper the first musician to feature on the newly refurbished Piccadilly Circus lights.

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