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Virgin EMI are celebrating a singles chart top four today, led by Justin Bieber and his historic one, two, three with Love Yourself, Sorry and What Do You Mean.
The worlds of art and music collide once again with Secret 7” returning for its fifth year, supported as it has been from the start by Universal Music. Now’s your chance to design artwork for John Lennon, Etta James, Max Richter, The Jam, Tame Impala and Jack Garratt.
On December 24 at 12:01am local time -- here, there and everywhere -- The Beatles’ music will be available for streaming worldwide
Justin Bieber is odds on favourite to win this year’s unique race for Christmas Number 1, which steps up a gear on Friday December 18th.
It’s been a week of recognition for Universal Music artists on both sides of the Atlantic, with the company’s artists leading the nominations for 58th Annual Grammy Awards and winning three of the five categories at Thursday night’s BBC Music Awards.
Cardiff woke up this week to a giant mural painted on the side of one of the town’s walls. But, this was not the result of a graffiti artist’s late night escapade. The street art daubed on the Clwb Ifor Bach music venue is part of an extraordinarily wide-ranging campaign to boost awareness of legitimate online music services..
On the heels of Island artist Jack Garratt being named the Brits Critics’ Choice for 2016, seven of the 15 acts included in this week’s BBC Sound Of… longlist are signed to Universal Music’s labels.
Universal Music UK has become part of the Creative Industry Green community having been awarded a 1-star award for its commitment to sustainability. Universal Music is the first major record company and Abbey Road the first studio to win the award.
Ten million singles and 225 million YouTube views make The Vamps one of Virgin EMI’s biggest UK-signed success stories. The band, who formed two years ago, frequently trend worldwide on Twitter even if they don’t grab the biggest headlines on traditional media.
The fragility of the planet is highlighted to thought-provoking effect in the first TV ad to be produced by Globe, Universal Music UK’s Creative & Commercial Partnerships division.