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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.

How big is the UK music industry?

Pretty much everything in the music business has a number, figure or statistic attached to it. What hasn’t been so easy to pin down, however, is a definitive number that accurately measures the size and scale of the UK music industry itself.

Globe gets some movie magic

05/08/2014

A creative venture between Globe, Universal’s creative and commercial department, and some of the UK's top composers looks to set to redefine the creation of music for advertising. The groundbreaking project launches with composers including Grammy winner David Arnold and Bafta nominated Ilan Eshkeri.

Eight reasons Glastonbury is my new favourite festival

07/07/2014

Comms manager Mike survived his first Glastonbury. following a few days of recovery and cleaning off of mud, he's here to tell you why it's been his favourite festival to date.

Streaming added to the UK charts

08/07/2014

Last Sunday (July 6) marked a watershed moment in the history of the UK music charts when audio streams were included for the first time to help determine a song’s placing.

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