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Decca are celebrating a Top 20 album with their cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who has become the first winner of the BBC Young Musician competition to break the upper echelons of the albums chart.
It seems that Island are well on the way of making Sigrid the next big popstar. The label signed the small town Norwegian last year with no fan base or online presence, but Sigrid enters the new year as one of the most hotly tipped artists, and the winner of BBC’s Sound Of 2018.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason unveiled his debut album Inspiration at an intimate Christmas celebration for media and special guests at London’s Rosewood Hotel this week.
Michael Dapaah’s Man’s Not Hot has come a long way from being a Grime-parody freestyle at BBC 1Xtra.
Island Records marked the launch of the mayor’s London Needs You Alive campaign last week with an Island Life event featuring a guest appearance from grime MC Bossman Birdie.
Decca president Rebecca Allen had an afternoon to remember last Friday when she was named Business Woman of the Year at the Music Week Women in Music Awards.
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Universal Music Ireland are on track for a number one album this week with The Joshua Tree – New Roots, a charity reimagining of U2’s classic album in support of children’s hospice LauraLynn.
Niall Horan's solo career has fully taken off with the former One Direction star releasing his debut album Flicker on Friday, fresh from announcing the UK dates from his world tour.
Universal Music UK teamed up with Urban Development at last week's BBC Introducing host Amplify event to curate and participate in a series of panels looking at issues including diversity, social media and the power of playlists.