Universal Music UK’s blog on music, the music news stories which interest us most and the wider issues which affect our business. Some food for thought we hope.
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.
Anyone can take a step closer to the Abbey Road experience by using the studios’ first ever app, Topline. The free app helps musicians record their musical ideas instantly and precisely, sketching the beginning of a song as it happens as a new and improved style of voice notes.
Demi Lovato is one of the most followed artists in the world, with 61.1m followers on Instagram and over 49.3m on Twitter, so it’s no surprise her fanbase have been front and centre of Polydor’s UK campaign for her sixth album Tell Me You Love Me.
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.