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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.

Urban coming back around

18/02/2014

BBC London’s Dotun Adebayo on Sunday show recently hosted a roundtable featuring several kingpins of the urban music scene including Rich Castillo, head of A&R at London Records and All Around The World, Phoebe One and MC Bushkin from the Heartless Crew.

Music Remains - a recorded music Rube Goldberg machine

14/02/2014

A 90-second race through time filmed at London’s world-famous Abbey Road studios, Music Remains shows music at the heart of the story of one family.

Music Inc. takes centre stage

05/02/2014

Music Inc, an app which lets players manage the careers of aspiring virtual musicians, has been launched today. Available for free, UK Music and the government are hoping it can play a part in increasing understanding of the business strategy around music.

The High Street fights back

07/01/2014

Over the past few years the festive music shopping story has predominantly been dominated by online and early in 2013 shops selling records were virtually written off. In January when HMV, the UK’s biggest bricks and mortar music retailer, fell into administration it looked like the writing was on the wall. Not so. The fightback has started. It was signalled this summer when the indie stores reported a 44% leap in album sales for the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2012.

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