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Skip Marley joins the Island family

16/02/17

Island are returning to their roots by signing a multi-talented reggae artist to their roster - 20 year old singer, songwriter and producer Skip Marley, grandson of the legendary Bob Marley.

ELAM's Universal Takeover

03/02/2017

Over the last two weeks, 32 trainees from East London Arts & Music have been working alongside the teams at Universal Music to learn more about the industry. Communications work experience Ellie Lawrie got the inside scoop from the next generation of industry execs.

T2 fans choose Polydor soundtrack

03/02/2017

A huge buzz has surrounded the sequel to the iconic Trainspotting film, and its highly anticipated soundtrack, which were both released last week.

Elbow tell stories with their seventh album

26/01/2017

Telling stories is central to Polydor’s launch of Elbow’s seventh studio album, Little Fictions

Universal Music UK plugs into green energy

26/01/2017

Music recorded at Abbey Road Studios will now be powered by the wind and the sun, after Universal Music  switched supply to green energy company Ecotricity.

£70,000 raised for Nordoff Robbins

25/01/2017

Universal Music UK’s staff charity of the year Nordoff Robbins have been presented with a cheque for £70,000, the results of the team’s fundraising over the past 12 months.

Top 10 for UMC with "two hands, one piano"

20/01/2017

The UMC team are today celebrating Rick Wakeman’s Piano Portraits entering the chart at number seven, the first album featuring just “two hands and a piano” to chart inside the Top 10.

Brits nominations 2017

16/01/2017

Universal Music artists have received a total of 15 nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards.

Raye takes on 2017

12/01/2017

From the moment Polydor released Raye’s debut single I, U, Us, in August shortly followed by her clothing range, her name has been on the tip of many industry tongues. Starting the year with third place in the BBC’s Sound of 2017, Polydor are cementing her as one of the key new talents to watch in 2017.

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