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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.
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 UK-signed Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid is fast emerging as one of the most exciting new artists to watch this year.
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.
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.
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.
After three successful years supporting the Roundhouse’s OnTrack programme, Universal Music’s charity office stepped up to support 2017’s six-week project, donating £17,000 in funds to develop the participants’ life skills and help them find pathways into education or employment.
The Decca team have had the honour of helping Dame Vera Lynn celebrate her 100th birthday - and launch her new album.
In the biggest transformation since the studios first opened in 1931, Abbey Road is building on its incredible recording legacy with the opening of two new studios and a mix stage for film post production.
Take That are taking their seats alongside James Corden in a Comic Relief edition of his phenomenally success carpool karaoke sketch. Gary calls shot gun while Howard and Mark take the back seats in an effort to raise money for the charity next weekend.