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ELAM's Universal Takeover

03/02/2017

Over the last two weeks, 32 trainees from East London Arts & Music have been working alongside the teams at Universal Music to learn more about the industry. Communications work experience Ellie Lawrie got the inside scoop from the next generation of industry execs.

T2 fans choose Polydor soundtrack

03/02/2017

A huge buzz has surrounded the sequel to the iconic Trainspotting film, and its highly anticipated soundtrack, which were both released last week.

Universal Music UK plugs into green energy

26/01/2017

Music recorded at Abbey Road Studios will now be powered by the wind and the sun, after Universal Music  switched supply to green energy company Ecotricity.

£70,000 raised for Nordoff Robbins

25/01/2017

Universal Music UK’s staff charity of the year Nordoff Robbins have been presented with a cheque for £70,000, the results of the team’s fundraising over the past 12 months.

Top 10 for UMC with "two hands, one piano"

20/01/2017

The UMC team are today celebrating Rick Wakeman’s Piano Portraits entering the chart at number seven, the first album featuring just “two hands and a piano” to chart inside the Top 10.

The Weeknd becomes the most streamed artist in the world

02/12/2016

After releasing one of the most anticipated albums of the year in Starboy, the team at Island continue to celebrate this week as The Weeknd is now the most streamed artist in the world, with 36.6m monthly listeners which has knocked Drake off the top spot.

London to Paris riders raise £61,000

28/11/2016

The donations have been counted and Universal Music’s London to Paris cyclists are proud to announce they have raised over £61,000 for French aid charity FENVAC and Nordoff Robbins, the UK staff’s charity of the year.

Universal Music's big night at Q Awards

03/11/2016

It was a huge evening for Universal Music acts at the 2016 Q Awards, with nine of our artists collecting ten of the fourteen awards on offer. Biggest surprise of the evening came for Polydor and Dirty Hit’s The 1975, who collected the Best Album award, beating David Bowie.

Island commemorate 10 years of Back to Black

03/11/2016

Island Records along with the Amy Winehouse Foundation have launched a global contest inviting fans to recreate tracks from the Back To Black to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the classic album’s release.

EMI Music Sound Foundation reaches £6 million grant milestone

14/10/2016

The EMI Music Sound Foundation has celebrated an incredible milestone this week - the distribution of £6 million in grants to help young people gain access to music education and opportunities.

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