August 2016


Kiko Bun brings the party to Carnival

25/08/2016

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

19/08/2016

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

12/08/2016

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

09/08/2016

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

05/08/2016

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.

ELAM celebrates its first two years

09/08/2016

As East London Arts & Music celebrates its first two years, principal Charlie Kennard talks about what’s to come for the Universal Music-supported free academy.

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