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Loyle Leads wins at NME awards 2018

16/02/18

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

09/02/2018

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)

Decca's chart firsts with Sheku debut

02/02/2018

Decca are celebrating a Top 20 album with their cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who has become the first winner of the BBC Young Musician competition to break the upper echelons of the albums chart.

BBC crown Sigrid Sound Poll winner

12/01/2018

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.

Sheku wows guests at London launch

15/12/2017

Sheku Kanneh-Mason unveiled his debut album Inspiration at an intimate Christmas celebration for media and special guests at London’s Rosewood Hotel this week.

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.

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