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Jacob Collier's unlikely collab

In one of the most talked-about musical collaborations of the year, Decca’s 12-time Grammy nominee Jacob Collier has released his new single, Witness Me, featuring 0207 Def Jam’s Stormzy, EMI’s Shawn Mendes and gospel legend Kirk Franklin.

The Beatles' finale: Now And Then

Beatles fans around the world are sharing their thoughts and emotions about the last-ever Beatles track, following UMR’s release yesterday of Now And Then as part of a carefully-orchestrated campaign.

Dermot releases his ode to love

The Island team have today released Dermot Kennedy’s new track, Sunday, alongside a stunning live visual shot in Dublin, that hit YouTube this morning.

Drake returns with For All The Dogs

Drake is heading for yet another number one later today with his new album For All The Dogs, released in the UK by Island Records.

Time for Mae's debut album

EMI/Capitol’s Mae Muller has today released her debut album Sorry I’m Late following a stellar promo campaign which includes an appearance on Graham Norton later this evening.

Island see the rebel in Dylan

Island’s Dylan has today released her new single, Rebel Child, following a fan-first campaign which has seen her closely document the release on social media, including sharing her most rebellious childhood stories.

Olivia storms the charts with GUTS

Fresh off the back of her chart-topping single Vampire, Polydor are looking forward to another big week in the charts with Olivia Rodrigo’s second album GUTS, following its release on Friday.

Polydor chases Victory for Cian

Polydor are in a tight chart battle with their Irish singer-songwriter Cian Ducrot, whose debut album Victory looks set for a Top 3 placing following its release on Friday.

Billie joins Barbie movie soundtrack

Polydor’s Billie Eilish has joined the star-studded line-up for the soundtrack of Greta Gerwig’s highly anticipated Barbie movie which landed in cinemas today.

Olivia enters new era with Vampire

On June 30, Polydor’s Brit and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling, critically praised singer-songwriter, Olivia Rodrigo released her new single, Vampire.


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