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Dave psychs up for album chart climax

Following his chart-topping success with Funky Friday in October, which had 65m global streams and made him only the second artist to debut a track at number one in the UK, Dave is this week challenging for another number one with his debut album Psychodrama.

Globe inject F1 with Chems remix

Formula 1 and The Chemical Brothers have teamed up for a unique brand collaboration, launching the fastest remix of all time to kick-start the 2019 F1 season.

Island & Globe team up for Wild Rose OST

28/02/19

Island are taking the reins for the release of the Wild Rose film official soundtrack on April 12, but not without the help of the Globe team who have steered the music from script to screen.

Decca get the party started for their 90th birthday

After kicking off with events in Paris and Berlin earlier this week, Decca are continuing the launch of their year-long 90th anniversary celebrations tonight at London’s White City House.

The 1975 triumph at the Brits 2019

22/02/19

The 2019 Brit Awards proved to be a huge night for Dirty Hit/Polydor’s The 1975 who gave a stand-out performance and celebrated two major wins.

Yinka shares the love for Brits design collab

13/02/19

Universal Music have revealed an exciting collaboration with British artist and designer Yinka Ilori for next week’s BRIT Awards.

Island gear up for Sigrid's big debut

08/02/19

Keeping fans on their toes, Island are pulling out all the stops for the launch of Sigrid’s debut album, Sucker Punch, on March 8.

Specials’ rebel spirit endures for Encore

01/02/19

Forty years after the seminal British ska-punk band formed, UMC and Island Records have released a new album from The Specials, their first new music in 38 years.

Hozier returns with Wasteland, Baby!

16/01/18

Island have officially confirmed details of Hozier’s long-awaited album Wasteland, Baby! set for release on March 1, launching the pre-order on the Irish singer songwriter’s Facebook Live.

Sam dances into 2019 with Normani collab

11/01/2019

After a huge 2018 for both Sam Smith and Normani, Capitol are starting the new year with the release of their joint single, Dancing With A Stranger.

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