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BBC Radio 5 Live came down to Island Records HQ in Kensington this week, handing over the mics to staff and artists to offer behind-the-scenes insight into the workings of the label.
Niall Horan has taken to social media to announce his new single and his long-awaited debut solo album Flicker, set for release in the UK by Virgin EMI on October 20.
Sam Smith has today released his highly anticipated new single Too Good At Goodbyes via Capitol Records worldwide.
The music industry can be a difficult place to navigate for any independent artist. For most, all they have is their talent. No contacts, no manager and no financial backing. When all you have is that one killer song it can be daunting not knowing where to go next.
Having made the mainstream news bulletins last week after disappearing from social media, Taylor Swift has put herself firmly back in the headlines and on the web with the release of the first new single from her long-awaited and highly anticipated sixth studio album, reputation.
Jax Jones is riding high following the worldwide success of his smash single You Don't Know Me. He looks set to continue his winning streak, joining up with pop superstar Demi Lovato and the UK's fiercest MC Stefflon Don for his latest single Instruction.
It’s been five months since Abbey Road opened the doors to its new studios: the Gatehouse and the Front Room – both built with the intention of making the magic of Abbey Road more accessible to emerging artists.
With Mi Gente climbing to the top of Spotify’s Global 50, the UK could see another Latin number one before summer’s out.
Chase & Status will be back with their fourth studio album, Tribe, on August 18. The duo are continuing to push genre boundaries on the highly-anticipated release, drawing on the talents of Shy FX and Kiko Bun as well as label mates Emeli Sandé and Blossoms.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s Despacito has officially become the most streamed track of all time, just six months after its release.