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Music from the screen: Einaudi's Cinema

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.

Virgin unleash Bugzy's The Resurrection

The team at Virgin are today releasing Mancunian rapper Bugzy’s highly anticipated fifth album.

Celebrating Marvin's What's Going On at 50

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 raises £34k for The BRIT Trust

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 dive into Classic Albums

Mercury Studios have added three new episodes to their staple Classic Albums series, which explores much-loved LPs like never before.

Universal Music’s 2021 BRITs Nominations

Universal Music artists received a grand total of 16 nominations across nine categories for this year’s BRITs.

Our UK Task Force for Meaningful Change Manifesto

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.

Taylor makes history with Fearless release

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 look to the future with Richter's Voices 2

Decca are today releasing Voices 2, the second part of Grammy-nominated composer Max Richter’s audio-visual Voices project.

The Art Of Starting Over: Demi Lovato

Tomorrow, the team at Polydor are releasing Dancing With The Devil…The Art Of Starting Over, the deeply personal seventh album from global star Demi Lovato.

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