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EMI Music Sound Foundation reaches £6 million grant milestone

The EMI Music Sound Foundation has celebrated an incredible milestone this week - the distribution of £6 million in grants to help young people gain access to music education and opportunities.

Innovation to the fore at Abbey Road

Innovation has been the watch word for the team at Abbey Road Studios this autumn, with many of them involved in helping start up music companies, creating an incredible VR experience, and even preparing to host a sleepover.

Sync score big with FIFA 17 Soundtrack

Yesterday marked an important day for football fans and gamers as the highly anticipated FIFA 17 was released in the UK across game console platforms. Globe’s synch team have been working on the game’s soundtrack, for which they have secured seven UK signed acts flying the flag for Universal in one of the world’s biggest selling game franchises.

Universal Music set off on London to Paris journey

Forty staff from Universal Music have set off on their 300 mile ride to Paris in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and victim recovery charity FENVAC. Starting from the Kensington High Street offices soon after 7.30am on Thursday morning, our cyclists are spending three days riding across the Channel and France, challenged by the ever-changing weather and terrains.

Sundown festival has its biggest year so far

Over the weekend, more than 40,000 people travelled to Norfolk Showground in Norwich to see the likes of Chase & Status and Krept and Konan grace the main stage at this year’s Sundown Festival. Despite the weather, this year has been the biggest year so far for the festival, which showcased a variety of UK talent over the three days.

Kiko Bun brings the party to Carnival

After a busy festival run this summer, performing at Boardmasters, Kendal Calling and Glastonbury, Kiko Bun will be taking his party vibes to Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street party. Not only will he be taking over the biggest billboard at Notting Hill, he will also be performing live across the weekend.

Universal Music London to Paris cycle

Three dozen of Universal Music’s UK-based staff are limbering up for an epic 300-mile, three-day, charity bike ride from our HQ in Kensington, across the Channel, to the company’s quartier general on the cobbled streets of Paris.

Slaves are back with new album

Slaves have made an explosive return with their new single Spit It Out, which was played for the first time this week on Radio 1, premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World. The single came with the announcement of a new album Take Control, which will be released in September.

Introducing: Universal Music On Demand


Universal Music TV is now Universal Music On Demand – and the changes run a lot deeper than a word or two

Polydor celebrate Mercury trio

The shortlist of twelve 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ has been revealed and features three artists from the Polydor Records stable – The 1975 (released in collaboration with Dirty Hit), Michael Kiwanuka and Jamie Woon. In no previous year since the Mercury Prize launched in 1992 has any one label had three acts on the shortlist.


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