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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.

The Public Records

26/03/2015

Here’s your chance to win one of four direct to vinyl recording spots at Secret 7”s The Public Records on April 11

Secret 7" is back

12/03/2015

Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Martin Parr, Sir Paul Smith, Sam Taylor-Johnson and more to create one-of-a-kind original sleeve designs for Secret 7"

Record Store Day 2015

12/03/2015

This year’s list of exclusive Universal Music releases for Record Store Day 2015 has been announced this week, consisting of a huge variety of limited edition releases for the fans heading to their indie store on April 18.

Morna Cook wins Creative & Cultural Skills Award

05/03/2015

Morna Cook - Senior Director, HR at Universal Music UK – has been named as winner of the Music Skills Award at the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2015.

Universal Music Brits party 2015

27/02/2015

After the Brit Awards on Wednesday evening Universal Music threw the party of all parties later that night, hosted by Bacardi in celebration of the prestigious UK awards.

How can data influence the music business?

19/02/2015

Right now the hot button topic is data. Everyone is talking about analytics, information and insight.

Coming up in 2015

18/01/2015

January is as good a time as any to sniff the air to find out which genres, trends, moods and artists to watch out for in 2015. The polls are out, with Universal Music’s own Years & Years, James Bay and George The Poet making the strongest showing

Indie stores get festive with “12 Days Of Christmas”

20/11/2014

Indie music stores get festive fillip from Universal Music with “12 Days Of Christmas” promotion
Universal Music UK is offering independent music retailers an early seasonal boost in the form of 12 exclusive vinyl releases to roll out onto their shelves from December 1st.

Age ratings for music videos

03/10/2014

Universal Music has become the first UK record company to submit a music video to the British Board of Film Classification to be rated as part of a groundbreaking scheme to bring rock and pop videos in line with movies and other DVDs.

Music and video games

24/09/2014

Further proof that video game music is now on a par with TV and movie soundtracks arrived this week with the launch of the latest edition of the FIFA series and a major London conference to celebrate the composers and artists behind gaming music.

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