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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.

Glasto top tips

25/06/2014

Every day since asking people for their Glastonbury top tips, communications manager Mike has been receiving some useful texts, tweets and emails. Just as the festival is kicking off, this dropped in to his inbox.

Stevie soundtracks the footie

09/06/2014

Last week the BBC unveiled Stevie Wonder’s song Another Star as the theme for its Fifa World Cup coverage. The song, with its Latin American vibe, will feature in the opening sequence for all the BBC’s World Cup programming and will make its debut on a preview show this Wednesday on BBC1.

Never been to Glastonbury: Mike needs you!

09/06/2014

Going to Glastonbury is the must do experience for all die-hard music fans, right? When team Umusic discovered communications manager Mike hadn’t been to the world’s biggest festival at Worthy Farm everyone started to question his credentials as a music lover. So, there was only one solution: get him a ticket, hand him a camera and send him to off to the festival to experience it first-hand. Before he gets there, he needs your help and advice.

The England boys in Brazil

01/06/2014

The England World Cup squad has scored a winner before a ball has been kicked in Brazil by picking their musical choices for a new UMTV album. Globe meanwhile have been working on a 90 minute TV Boys In Brazil programme for MTV.

Take Cover! at Secret 7"

24/04/2014

There’s a school of thought that the digital age heralded the death knell for album artwork. Not true. As demonstrated by the massive success of the recent Secret 7 exhibition and auction, which saw 700 different single cover designs created by artists including Antony Gormley and Jake and Dinos Chapman, art and music remain very compatible sleeve mates.

HowTheLightGetsIn 2014

10/04/2014

Next month Universal Music is heading down to HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, in Hay-On-Wye.

Secret 7" returns for 2014

24/03/2014

Globally renowned artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, Sir Antony Gormley and Sir Paul Smith have all created original artworks for this year's Secret 7", the charity project which offers hundreds of designers a chance to create an original vinyl artwork, this year in aid of War Child.

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