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Island Fuel Nicki Minaj’s Fiery Return

16/08/18

The release of Nicki Minaj’s highly anticipated album Queen sent fans into an online frenzy on Friday.

Virgin EMI unleash new Slaves album

09/08/18

Following the release of their recent single Cut and Run, British duo Slaves have been gearing up for the release of their third album Acts Of Fear And Love on August 17 through AMF/Virgin EMI.

McCartney return rekindles the magic

30/07/18

With his shows selling out in seconds, Virgin EMI are anticipating an eager response to the release of Paul McCartney’s 17th solo album on September 7.

Feelgood soundtrack sets sail for Polydor

19/07/18/

MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again The Movie Soundtrack has been whetting the appetite of eager audiences a week before the release of the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash-hit MAMMA MIA! The Movie.

 

D-Day dawns for new Vamps album

12/07/18

Having guided The Vamps to become one the UK’s most successful bands, Virgin EMI have pulled out all the stops for tomorrow’s release of their new album.

Drake storms UK charts with Scorpion

06/07/18

Island have ensured Drake’s UK fans have added to the growing list of record-breaking statistics around the release of his hotly anticipated fifth studio album Scorpion. In a campaign of firsts, they’ve made the Canadian rapper the first musician to feature on the newly refurbished Piccadilly Circus lights.

New Jonas Blue hit on the rise

22/06/2018

Back with another summer smash, Virgin EMI’s hit maker and global phenomenon Jonas Blue has returned with his highly anticipated new single Rise, featuring Island’s American duo Jack & Jack.

Capitol super serve 5SOS's global fans

15/06/2018

Capitol Records have left no stone unturned in engaging 5 Seconds of Summer’s devoted global fanbase in the run up to the release of their third studio album, Youngblood.

Universal women share their wisdom

07/06/2018

Universal Music teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery this week to provide an exclusive insight into the music business with Rebecca Allen, President of Decca Records and singer-songwriter Imelda May, one of biggest-selling UK female artists of last year.

The Stones honour their No Filter tour

In celebration of The Rolling Stones 2018 No Filter tour, a trio of merch pop ups have launched in London, Manchester and Birmingham for a shopping experience that immerses fans into the band’s world.

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