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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.

Mi Gente, the next Latin hit heading our way

03/08/2017

With Mi Gente climbing to the top of Spotify’s Global 50, the UK could see another Latin number one before summer’s out.

Tribal return for Chase & Status

27/07/2017

Chase & Status will be back with their fourth studio album, Tribe, on August 18. The duo are continuing to push genre boundaries on the highly-anticipated release, drawing on the talents of Shy FX and Kiko Bun as well as label mates Emeli Sandé and Blossoms.

Despacito’ sets record for most streamed song of all time

19/07/2017

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s Despacito has officially become the most streamed track of all time, just six months after its release.

Decca signing wake up Hoxton

05/07/2017

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.

Bee Gees ease post-Glasto fever

30/06/2017

The Glastonbury come-down has been a tough one this year, with so many highlights from a wellies-free Worthy Farm.

Artists for Grenfell

21/06/2017

Artists For Grenfell, a collective of over 50 acts from across the British music industry, have come together to re-record and release Bridge Over Troubled Water, with all proceeds going to support the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Metro comp puts new studios in the spotlight

09/06/2017

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

Tickets fly for One Love Manchester

1/06/2017

Ariana Grande landed back in the UK this morning as she prepares to headline Sunday’s One Love Manchester benefit concert to honour and raise funds for the victims and families affected by the recent attacks.

A Big Weekend for Universal Music

24/05/2017

Promo teams across the business are packing their bags ahead of One Big Weekend in Hull, with the Radio 1 team looking forward to welcoming Universal Music’s artists to the City of Culture.

Universal Music's Great Escape

18/05/2017

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.

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