Emerging artists embrace new Abbey Road studios


It’s been five months since Abbey Road opened the doors to its new studios: the Gatehouse and the Front Room – both built with the intention of making the magic of Abbey Road more accessible to emerging artists.

Mi Gente, the next Latin hit heading our way


With Mi Gente climbing to the top of Spotify’s Global 50, the UK could see another Latin number one before summer’s out.

Tribal return for Chase & Status


Chase & Status will be back with their fourth studio album, Tribe, on August 18. The duo are continuing to push genre boundaries on the highly-anticipated release, drawing on the talents of Shy FX and Kiko Bun as well as label mates Emeli Sandé and Blossoms.

Despacito’ sets record for most streamed song of all time


Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s Despacito has officially become the most streamed track of all time, just six months after its release.

Bee Gees ease post-Glasto fever


The Glastonbury come-down has been a tough one this year, with so many highlights from a wellies-free Worthy Farm.

Artists for Grenfell


Artists For Grenfell, a collective of over 50 acts from across the British music industry, have come together to re-record and release Bridge Over Troubled Water, with all proceeds going to support the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Tickets fly for One Love Manchester


Ariana Grande landed back in the UK this morning as she prepares to headline Sunday’s One Love Manchester benefit concert to honour and raise funds for the victims and families affected by the recent attacks.

A Big Weekend for Universal Music


Promo teams across the business are packing their bags ahead of One Big Weekend in Hull, with the Radio 1 team looking forward to welcoming Universal Music’s artists to the City of Culture.

Universal Music's Great Escape


It’s that time again for the mass music industry exodus to Brighton. Though the weather won’t be ideal for the beach, the festival’s multiple venues will shine bright with fresh talent from Universal’s roster.

Virgin EMI return Elkie to the spotlight


Having started her career over 50 years ago when she was just 17, Elkie Brooks has been one of the most adored and recognisable voices in British blues and soul music. Virgin EMI will be releasing her greatest hits album ‘Pearls: The Very Best Of’ on May 26 to celebrate her music, and put her back in the spotlight after 12 years.


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