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The 1975 triumph at the Brits 2019

22/02/19

The 2019 Brit Awards proved to be a huge night for Dirty Hit/Polydor’s The 1975 who gave a stand-out performance and celebrated two major wins.

Yinka shares the love for Brits design collab

13/02/19

Universal Music have revealed an exciting collaboration with British artist and designer Yinka Ilori for next week’s BRIT Awards.

Island gear up for Sigrid's big debut

08/02/19

Keeping fans on their toes, Island are pulling out all the stops for the launch of Sigrid’s debut album, Sucker Punch, on March 8.

Specials’ rebel spirit endures for Encore

01/02/19

Forty years after the seminal British ska-punk band formed, UMC and Island Records have released a new album from The Specials, their first new music in 38 years.

Hozier returns with Wasteland, Baby!

16/01/18

Island have officially confirmed details of Hozier’s long-awaited album Wasteland, Baby! set for release on March 1, launching the pre-order on the Irish singer songwriter’s Facebook Live.

Sam dances into 2019 with Normani collab

11/01/2019

After a huge 2018 for both Sam Smith and Normani, Capitol are starting the new year with the release of their joint single, Dancing With A Stranger.

Sam scoops first Brit win

10/12/18

Sam Fender has been crowned winner of the prestigious Brits Critics’ Choice for 2019.

Brits shortlists start here

03/12/18

Universal artists have secured two of the three shortlist slots for the first award of BRITs 2019, with Lewis Capaldi (Capitol/Virgin EMI) and Sam Fender (Polydor) both securing nominations for the prestigious Critics’ Choice award.

Wait is over for Take That fans

23/11/18

Polydor have been spoiling Take That fans this month, keeping them wrapped up in the celebrations ahead of the band’s 30th anniversary album Odyssey.

Island guide new Mumford release

16/11/18

Island have been whipping up excitement ahead of today’s release of Mumford & Sons highly anticipated fourth album, Delta.

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