Calum Scott releases debut album, Only Human


Following a whirlwind two years including sold out US tours, a UK number two single and a BRIT nomination, Calum Scott has released his much anticipated debut album via Virgin EMI in the UK.

Abbey Road named 2018 Studio of the Year


Abbey Road Studios was named 2018 Studio of the Year at the Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards this week. The prestigious award came after a pivotal year for Abbey Road which has seen its biggest transformation since opening 86 years ago.

Loyle Leads wins at NME awards 2018


AMF/Virgin EMI’s Loyle Carner, who is up for two awards at next week’s BRIT Awards, has kicked off the year in style after winning Best British Solo Artist at last night’s NME Awards. Loyle used his acceptance speech to shine alight on ADHD and Dyslexia.

ELAM trainees light up Universal


Over the last two weeks, 38 trainees from East London Arts & Music (ELAM) have been working with many of the teams across Universal Music. They finished their work experience with a showcase in our Kensington High Street cafe (pictured is Lucy Kevil with guitarist Molly Burman)

BBC crown Sigrid Sound Poll winner


It seems that Island are well on the way of making Sigrid the next big popstar. The label signed the small town Norwegian last year with no fan base or online presence, but Sigrid enters the new year as one of the most hotly tipped artists, and the winner of  BBC’s Sound Of 2018.

Island join fight against knife crime


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


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.

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


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


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.


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