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Big Shaq blazes around the world

30/11/2017

Michael Dapaah’s Man’s Not Hot has come a long way from being a Grime-parody freestyle at BBC 1Xtra.

Island join fight against knife crime

24/11/2017

Island Records marked the launch of the mayor’s London Needs You Alive campaign last week with an Island Life event featuring a guest appearance from grime MC Bossman Birdie.

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.

Universal Music UK - Environmental Policy

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.

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