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Universal Music UK’s blog on music, the music news stories which interest us most and the wider issues which affect our business. Some food for thought we hope.

Universal Music UK plugs into green energy

26/01/2017

Music recorded at Abbey Road Studios will now be powered by the wind and the sun, after Universal Music  switched supply to green energy company Ecotricity.

£70,000 raised for Nordoff Robbins

25/01/2017

Universal Music UK’s staff charity of the year Nordoff Robbins have been presented with a cheque for £70,000, the results of the team’s fundraising over the past 12 months.

Top 10 for UMC with "two hands, one piano"

20/01/2017

The UMC team are today celebrating Rick Wakeman’s Piano Portraits entering the chart at number seven, the first album featuring just “two hands and a piano” to chart inside the Top 10.

Brits nominations 2017

16/01/2017

Universal Music artists have received a total of 15 nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards.

Raye takes on 2017

12/01/2017

From the moment Polydor released Raye’s debut single I, U, Us, in August shortly followed by her clothing range, her name has been on the tip of many industry tongues. Starting the year with third place in the BBC’s Sound of 2017, Polydor are cementing her as one of the key new talents to watch in 2017.

The Stones roll into Christmas

14/12/2016

As well as securing their 12th number one album, their first original studio album to reach number one for 22 years and the second biggest week one sales of the year in the UK, The Rolling Stones are celebrating a slew of number ones around the globe with Blue & Lonesome.

The Weeknd becomes the most streamed artist in the world

02/12/2016

After releasing one of the most anticipated albums of the year in Starboy, the team at Island continue to celebrate this week as The Weeknd is now the most streamed artist in the world, with 36.6m monthly listeners which has knocked Drake off the top spot.

London to Paris riders raise £61,000

28/11/2016

The donations have been counted and Universal Music’s London to Paris cyclists are proud to announce they have raised over £61,000 for French aid charity FENVAC and Nordoff Robbins, the UK staff’s charity of the year.

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