Artists


Celebrating our BRITs 2017 winners

24/02/17

With The 1975’s Matty Healy urging his fellow musicians not to “stay in their lane” – “people who have a platform should use it” – and Katy Perry performing alongside dancing skeletons seemingly dressed as Donald Trump and Theresa May, two Universal Music artists injected a note of politics into the 2017 BRIT Awards.

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.

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

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.

The Stones roll into Christmas

14/12/2016

As well as securing their 12th number one album, their first original studio album to reach number one for 22 years and the second biggest week one sales of the year in the UK, The Rolling Stones are celebrating a slew of number ones around the globe with Blue & Lonesome.

The Weeknd becomes the most streamed artist in the world

02/12/2016

After releasing one of the most anticipated albums of the year in Starboy, the team at Island continue to celebrate this week as The Weeknd is now the most streamed artist in the world, with 36.6m monthly listeners which has knocked Drake off the top spot.

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