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Certified musical legend Sir Elton is hitting the promo trail in support of his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night. Released today, the LP sees the flamboyant star return to the rock ‘n roll past that’s excited fans and his label Virgin EMI alike.
Rihanna has made her grand return with ANTI, her highly anticipated eighth studio album.
Universal Music artists are kicking off 2016 in the big screen spotlight, led by Sam Smith who has won a Golden Globe award for his official Bond theme song Writing’s On The Wall with Jimmy Napes.
Virgin EMI are celebrating a singles chart top four today, led by Justin Bieber and his historic one, two, three with Love Yourself, Sorry and What Do You Mean.
The worlds of art and music collide once again with Secret 7” returning for its fifth year, supported as it has been from the start by Universal Music. Now’s your chance to design artwork for John Lennon, Etta James, Max Richter, The Jam, Tame Impala and Jack Garratt.
On December 24 at 12:01am local time -- here, there and everywhere -- The Beatles’ music will be available for streaming worldwide
Justin Bieber is odds on favourite to win this year’s unique race for Christmas Number 1, which steps up a gear on Friday December 18th.
It’s been a week of recognition for Universal Music artists on both sides of the Atlantic, with the company’s artists leading the nominations for 58th Annual Grammy Awards and winning three of the five categories at Thursday night’s BBC Music Awards.
Cardiff woke up this week to a giant mural painted on the side of one of the town’s walls. But, this was not the result of a graffiti artist’s late night escapade. The street art daubed on the Clwb Ifor Bach music venue is part of an extraordinarily wide-ranging campaign to boost awareness of legitimate online music services..
On the heels of Island artist Jack Garratt being named the Brits Critics’ Choice for 2016, seven of the 15 acts included in this week’s BBC Sound Of… longlist are signed to Universal Music’s labels.