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Universal Music UK launches Virgin EMI Records

Lucian Grainge David Joseph Virgin EMI Universal

18/03/2013

Universal Music UK chairman & CEO David Joseph has announced the launch of Virgin EMI Records – a creative powerhouse bringing together the newly reinvigorated Virgin Records and its Universal Music sister company Mercury Records.

Three Peaks Challenge

Three Peaks Challenge

15/06/2011

Universal UK's team of intrepid explorers are this week preparing to take on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Three Peaks Challenge consists of climbing the highest peak in England, Wales and Scotland in less than 24 hours. To make the challenge that little bit harder, team member Matt Saunders will be taking a carboard cut out of Justin Bieber along for the trip.

Changes to Spotify

Changes to Spotify

14/04/2011

Paul Smernicki - Director of Digital, Universal Music UK

Today, Spotify, the music subscription service, announced some changes to their service via their excellent blog. The most eye-catching is that after six months of full access to the free version of the service, users will be capped to five listens to any particular track.

Styling Britannia

14/02/2011

Matt Beardsell - Partner, Music

It’s a dream job for any design agency, to re-invent a brand so iconic that it has the the possibility to become part of the fabric of popular culture. When we were appointed by Brits, and Universal Music UK, Chairman David Joseph to create a new BRIT trophy our excitement soon turned to trepidation at the realisation of the task ahead..

On air, on sale

31/01/2011

David Joseph - Chairman, Universal Music UK

We live in an immediate world so it wasn’t a great surprise when Google and iTunes told us that searches for a new song tend to peak two or three weeks before a record is released, a time when the only place our music had been available was on illegal sites.

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