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Music and fashion strut their stuff

11/09/2013

The arrival of London Fashion Week is as good excuse as any to examine the relationship between two of the most cutting edge industries.

UK Music launch the Skills Academy

11/07/2013

Over the years we’ve established strong links with a big range of colleges, such as LIPA, BIMM, the University of East London and Bucks New University, which offer degrees and courses that have been specially tailored for a career in the music industry. These relationships run alongside our paid internship scheme and Utalks programme to help young people keen for a career in music to get their foot in the door.

Universal Music's summer of festivals

28/06/2013

Glastonbury kicks off the festival season but if you’re still planning your musical summer, here’s a guide to where to catch our acts playing.

Unity: A Concert For Stephen Lawrence

21/06/2013

Tickets go on sale today for a major charity concert in aid of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence and featuring some of the biggest names in rock and pop.

ONE presents agit8

From civil rights and women’s suffrage to anti-apartheid and Live 8, protest songs have helped shape history. When people come together and raise their voices, extraordinary things can happen.

The changing face of classical music

15/05/2012

The Universal Music café has played host to two extraordinary performances thanks to the team from Sinfini Music, a jargon-free website giving classical a place in every music addict's collection.

Partnerships on the rise

29/04/2012

It used to be if an artist allowed one of their songs to be used in an ad, it was on the condition that the commercial was screened only in darkest Kyrgyzstan.

Now there are hundreds of different platforms to showcase a song and very few, if any, artists or bands think becoming a brand ambassador or having their music appear in a PlayStation game or as part of the storyline in a TV series is beneath them.

Music back on our screens

26/03/2013

What’s that thing about waiting for a bus? You wait ages and then along comes....
It’s been kind of like that for music on TV lately. Just when you thought production companies and TV commissioners had given up on pop, a raft of new music offerings suddenly rock up.

Gilbert & George and Ai Weiwei contribute to Secret 7”

gilbert & george, Ai Weiwei, Secret 7"

26/03/2013

Globally renowned artists Gilbert & George and Ai Weiwei will be designing record sleeves for Secret 7”, the charity project which gives designers a chance to create an original vinyl artwork, this year raising money for ART AGAINST KNIVES.

Universal Music UK launches Virgin EMI Records

Lucian Grainge David Joseph Virgin EMI Universal

18/03/2013

Universal Music UK chairman & CEO David Joseph has announced the launch of Virgin EMI Records – a creative powerhouse bringing together the newly reinvigorated Virgin Records and its Universal Music sister company Mercury Records.

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