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Smith, Sam Smith

Having been sworn to secrecy for months, the Capitol team can finally talk about Sam Smith’s biggest coup yet - singing the theme to the new James Bond film Spectre.

Years & Years' ground-breaking ad break


Years & Years have scored a broadcasting world first with a ground-breaking interactive primetime TV ad aired alongside the release of their highly anticipated debut album Communion.

HowTheLightGetsIn2015 playlist

HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, kicks off this week and we’ve compiled a playlist to accompany the diverse and inspiring programme in Hay-On-Wye.

HowTheLightGetsIn 2015


At the end of May Universal Music makes its way again to HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, in Hay-On-Wye.

Inside Abbey Road Studios


Abbey Road Studios is opening its doors to the public for the first time after partnering with Google to create an interactive tour of the building.

Remembering Alan Dower Blumlein


Alan Dower Blumlein is the largely unheralded genius behind stereo sound recording – among a bunch of other inventions - and the man we should all thank for making modern music sound as wonderful as it does.

Who wins from Record Store Day?


Until a few weeks ago it seemed everyone in the music industry thought Record Store Day, the eight year old celebration of the UK’s hundreds of indie music shops, was a great idea.

The Public Records


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

Secret 7" is back


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


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.


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