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Universal Music London to Paris cycle

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.

Polydor celebrate Mercury trio

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.

Red seek their second start-up incubator intake

08/06/2016

The new technology and innovation team at the world famous Abbey Road Studios have already helped four new and exciting start-ups on to the road to success. Their incubator scheme is open again, seeking the next handful of new and exciting music tech projects.

Fiction Records: a retrospective

13/05/2016

Last night saw the live, and very loud, launch of the Fiction retrospective exhibition at London’s House Of Vans in Waterloo. Four of the label’s acts – Palace, The Big Moon, The Amazons and Crystal Castles – took to the stage to celebrate the heritage of the iconic label.

PJ Harvey scores her first chart topper

22/04/2016

PJ Harvey has scored her first UK number one with her ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, completing an albums and single chart double for her label Island who are also celebrating the number one single with One Dance from global superstar Drake.

Green award for Universal Music

02/12/2015

Universal Music UK has become part of the Creative Industry Green community having been awarded a 1-star award for its commitment to sustainability. Universal Music is the first major record company and Abbey Road the first studio to win the award.

Another big year ahead for ELAM

20/11/2015

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.

Four Pancras Square

07/10/2015

Universal Music are heading to Kings Cross, one of the fastest growing creative corners of the capital, leaving behind Kensington, in recent years London’s home of the music business.

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.

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