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New Jonas Blue hit on the rise

22/06/2018

Back with another summer smash, Virgin EMI’s hit maker and global phenomenon Jonas Blue has returned with his highly anticipated new single Rise, featuring Island’s American duo Jack & Jack.

Capitol super serve 5SOS's global fans

15/06/2018

Capitol Records have left no stone unturned in engaging 5 Seconds of Summer’s devoted global fanbase in the run up to the release of their third studio album, Youngblood.

Universal women share their wisdom

07/06/2018

Universal Music teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery this week to provide an exclusive insight into the music business with Rebecca Allen, President of Decca Records and singer-songwriter Imelda May, one of biggest-selling UK female artists of last year.

The Stones honour their No Filter tour

In celebration of The Rolling Stones 2018 No Filter tour, a trio of merch pop ups have launched in London, Manchester and Birmingham for a shopping experience that immerses fans into the band’s world.

James Bay returns for a new chapter

11/05/18

Virgin EMI have been whipping up excitement ahead of this week’s release of James Bay’s highly anticipated second album, Electric Light.

Loyal British fans push Post to top

04/05/2018

Post Malone’s loyal community of UK fans have helped drive him to the top of the UK album charts this week with his sophomore album Beerbongs & Bentleys, released this week by Island.

Sheku gets a royal call-up

26/04/2018

When Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle next month, the ceremony will be recorded live and released on Decca Records within hours of the service ending. Decca is capturing the entire Royal Wedding service which will include a performance by their star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

Aurora returns to her 'warriors and weirdos'

19/04/18

It’s all go at Decca ahead of Norwegian luminary Aurora’s second album. The team have kicked things off with the release of her new single Queendom, which is already growing her ‘Warriors and Weirdos’ fanbase.

CHVRCHES return for Virgin EMI

13/04/18

Virgin EMI’s CHVRCHES have released their new single Miracle this week, the fourth and latest track to be lifted from their eagerly anticipated album, Love Is Dead, out May 25.

Ben Howard's new music unveiled

06/04/18

Four years after the release of the chart-topping I Forget Where We Were, Island’s Brit-winning troubadour Ben Howard has announced details of his new album.

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