Secret 7” returns for its fifth anniversary


The worlds of art and music collide once again with Secret 7” returning for its fifth year, supported as it has been from the start by Universal Music. Now’s your chance to design artwork for John Lennon, Etta James, Max Richter, The Jam, Tame Impala and Jack Garratt.

The Beatles now streaming


On December 24 at 12:01am local time -- here, there and everywhere -- The Beatles’ music will be available for streaming worldwide

Justin leads the Christmas race


Justin Bieber is odds on favourite to win this year’s unique race for Christmas Number 1, which steps up a gear on Friday December 18th.

Florence leads way to awards season


It’s been a week of recognition for Universal Music artists on both sides of the Atlantic, with the company’s artists leading the nominations for 58th Annual Grammy Awards and winning three of the five categories at Thursday night’s BBC Music Awards.

The 2016 tips keep rolling


On the heels of Island artist Jack Garratt being named the Brits Critics’ Choice for 2016, seven of the 15 acts included in this week’s BBC Sound Of… longlist are signed to Universal Music’s labels.

Virgin EMI ramp up the Vamps


Ten million singles and 225 million YouTube views make The Vamps one of Virgin EMI’s biggest UK-signed success stories. The band, who formed two years ago, frequently trend worldwide on Twitter even if they don’t grab the biggest headlines on traditional media.

Globe unveils first TV ad


The fragility of the planet is highlighted to thought-provoking effect in the first TV ad to be produced by Globe, Universal Music UK’s Creative & Commercial Partnerships division.

12 Days Of Christmas


As Noddy Holder of Slade once screamed, “It’s Christmas!!!” Or it very nearly is. And that means the second of our innovative 12 Days of Christmas campaigns to help independent retailers drive seasonal sales amongst music fans.

Queen join forces with Children In Need


The Virgin EMI team have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bohemian Rhapsody, one of the best loved and most recognisable songs in pop history. In support of Children In Need, they have recreated the iconic Wayne’s World headbanging scene and photographed musical stars in the classic pose from the song’s unforgettable music video.

Aurora chosen for John Lewis ad


John Lewis have chosen Decca’s 19-year old Norwegian songstress Aurora to soundtrack their 2015 Christmas ad, with her version of Oasis’s Half The World Away.


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