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Universal Music UK’s blog on music, the music news stories which interest us most and the wider issues which affect our business. Some food for thought we hope.

Decca's Becky steps into the spotlight

16/11/2017

Decca president Rebecca Allen had an afternoon to remember last Friday when she was named Business Woman of the Year at the Music Week Women in Music Awards.

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Universal Music UK is a division of Universal Music Group, the global music leader, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi. Universal Music UK has a number of office sites, mainly in London, and the recording studio Abbey Road.

Irish team back U2 charity album

02/11/2017

Universal Music Ireland are on track for a number one album this week with The Joshua Tree – New Roots, a charity reimagining of U2’s classic album in support of children’s hospice LauraLynn.

Bright start for Niall's solo album

23/10/2017

Niall Horan's solo career has fully taken off with the former One Direction star releasing his debut album Flicker on Friday, fresh from announcing the UK dates from his world tour.

BBC amplifies emerging talent

Universal Music UK teamed up with Urban Development at last week's BBC Introducing host Amplify event to curate and participate in a series of panels looking at issues including diversity, social media and the power of playlists.

Press record with Abbey Road app

06/10/2017

Anyone can take a step closer to the Abbey Road experience by using the studios’ first ever app, Topline. The free app helps musicians record their musical ideas instantly and precisely, sketching the beginning of a song as it happens as a new and improved style of voice notes.

Demi Lovato's back with her sixth album

28/09/2017

Demi Lovato is one of the most followed artists in the world, with 61.1m followers on Instagram and over 49.3m on Twitter, so it’s no surprise her fanbase have been front and centre of Polydor’s UK campaign for her sixth album Tell Me You Love Me.

Island go on air with BBC 5 Live

22/09/2017

BBC Radio 5 Live came down to Island Records HQ in Kensington this week, handing over the mics to staff and artists to offer behind-the-scenes insight into the workings of the label.

Niall's album news ignites the web

15/09/2017

Niall Horan has taken to social media to announce his new single and his long-awaited debut solo album Flicker, set for release in the UK by Virgin EMI on October 20.

Wait is over for Sam Smith fans

08/09/2017

Sam Smith has today released his highly anticipated new single Too Good At Goodbyes via Capitol Records worldwide.

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