Island go on air with BBC 5 Live


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.

Polydor's Instruction drives Jax success


Jax Jones is riding high following the worldwide success of his smash single You Don't Know Me. He looks set to continue his winning streak, joining up with pop superstar Demi Lovato and the UK's fiercest MC Stefflon Don for his latest single Instruction.

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.

Decca signing wake up Hoxton


Decca have welcomed Rhys Lewis and The Wandering Hearts to the Decca family in style, with the label hosting an intimate showcase event last night at east London’s Hoxton Hall.

Metro comp puts new studios in the spotlight


Abbey Road has teamed up with Metro to launch Battle Of The Bands, an online competition for unsigned artists. The winner will be invited to record a single in one of Abbey Road’s new studios

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.

Polydor celebrate triple Ivor nominations


Three Polydor-signed artists are among the nominees for the Ivor Novello awards, which will celebrate the work of songwriters and composers on May 18.

Skip Marley joins the Island family


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.

ELAM's Universal Takeover


Over the last two weeks, 32 trainees from East London Arts & Music have been working alongside the teams at Universal Music to learn more about the industry. Communications work experience Ellie Lawrie got the inside scoop from the next generation of industry execs.

T2 fans choose Polydor soundtrack


A huge buzz has surrounded the sequel to the iconic Trainspotting film, and its highly anticipated soundtrack, which were both released last week.


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