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Artists for Grenfell

21/06/2017

Artists For Grenfell, a collective of over 50 acts from across the British music industry, have come together to re-record and release Bridge Over Troubled Water, with all proceeds going to support the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Metro comp puts new studios in the spotlight

09/06/2017

Abbey Road has teamed up with Metro to launch Battle Of The Bands, an online competition for unsigned artists. The winner will be invited to record a single in one of Abbey Road’s new studios

Tickets fly for One Love Manchester

1/06/2017

Ariana Grande landed back in the UK this morning as she prepares to headline Sunday’s One Love Manchester benefit concert to honour and raise funds for the victims and families affected by the recent attacks.

A Big Weekend for Universal Music

24/05/2017

Promo teams across the business are packing their bags ahead of One Big Weekend in Hull, with the Radio 1 team looking forward to welcoming Universal Music’s artists to the City of Culture.

Universal Music's Great Escape

18/05/2017

It’s that time again for the mass music industry exodus to Brighton. Though the weather won’t be ideal for the beach, the festival’s multiple venues will shine bright with fresh talent from Universal’s roster.

Virgin EMI return Elkie to the spotlight

12/05/2017

Having started her career over 50 years ago when she was just 17, Elkie Brooks has been one of the most adored and recognisable voices in British blues and soul music. Virgin EMI will be releasing her greatest hits album ‘Pearls: The Very Best Of’ on May 26 to celebrate her music, and put her back in the spotlight after 12 years.

Island spread the Sigrid vibe

05/05/2017

Island UK-signed Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid is fast emerging as one of the most exciting new artists to watch this year.

Polydor unveil HAIM comeback

27/04/17

The Haim sisters have sent fans into overload with their first new music since 2014. Accompanied by a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video, Right Now heralds Haim’s highly anticipated sophomore album Something To Tell You, which will be released on July 7.

Polydor celebrate triple Ivor nominations

21/04/2017

Three Polydor-signed artists are among the nominees for the Ivor Novello awards, which will celebrate the work of songwriters and composers on May 18.

Universal staff gear up for London Marathon

12/04/17

With the London marathon looming next weekend, runners from across Universal Music - Shiarra Bell, Adam Bulleid, Gavin Fraser, Rosie Gee, Neil Mulford, Alex Trown and Rachel Tregenza - have been spending the last couple of months training and fundraising for their 26.2 mile run.

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