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Adele sweeps Grammys with five Award wins

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 February 2017

At the 59th annual Grammy Awards held last night, Universal Music Publishing Group artists, writers and producers took home 17 awards in a wide range of major categories. UMPG artist Adele, the biggest winner of the evening, received five Grammy Awards including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her global smash hit ballad, 'Hello', Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 25, the best-selling album of 2015 and 2016.

Now Streaming: Prince

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 February 2017

Some of the greatest songs ever written by Prince are now streaming worldwide on services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Prime, and Google Play, among others. 

A showcase of this years hottest new acts

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 February 2017

New Sounds 2017 is a playlist to showcase some of the hottest new acts for the coming year. The selection includes honey-voiced songstress Dua Lipa, electronic dance producer Jonas Blue and lo-fi funksters Formation, sitting alongside Liv Dawson’s elegant and contemporary melancholy, Fickle Friends’ bouncey indie-pop, Jamie N Commons’ and Kungs tropical collaboration and Cosima’s empowering pop.

Justin Timberlake receives first Oscar nomination for 'Best Song'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 24 January 2017

Global superstar and UMPG writer Justin Timberlake has received an Oscar nomination for his infectious song, 'Can’t Stop The Feeling', which was the launching pad for the blockbuster Dreamworks Animation film, 'Trolls'. The song was earlier nominated for a Golden Globe.

The xx release third album 'I See You'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 January 2017

The xx today release their hugely anticipated third album ‘I See You’ via Young Turks. 

‘I See You’ is the follow up to The xx’s two previous albums – ‘xx’ and ‘Coexist’ – which have sold over 3 million copies between them. The band have platinum and gold discs amassed from across Europe, The US and Australia, and they’re one of only three British bands to have a gold certified debut album in the US in the last decade.

Adele & Coldplay - the two biggest albums of 2016

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 03 January 2017

Adele's third studio album ‘25’ is officially the biggest album of 2016 in the UK, followed by Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ - according to data from the Official Charts Company.

Coldplay named Spotify’s most streamed band in the world

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 18 December 2016

Spotify have named Coldplay as their most streamed band in the entire world. The band have amassed over 5 billion streams on the service – 1 billion of which are for their most recent album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’.

New Signing: Jordan Thomas

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 09 December 2016

Universal Music Publishing have signed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Thomas. Recent cuts include a massive collaboration with UK rapper Wretch 32 and international dancehall artist Kranium, plus he has also been working with girl group M.O and hit producer Eg White – with many more exciting collaborations in the pipeline.

UMPG writers receive 80 Grammy Nominations

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 07 December 2016

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publisher, is proud to announce the company has a publishing interest related to 80 nominations in a wide range of 35 categories for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

New signing: Max Wolfgang

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 06 December 2016

Universal Music Publishing have signed multi-instrumentalist and producer Max Wolfgang. The last 18 months have seen him in the studio writing with the likes of John Legend, Major Lazer and Rejjie Snow, and cuts to date include the Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran hit ‘Lay It All On Me’, two Martin Garrix singles and three cuts on Keane frontman Tom Chaplin's debut album 'The Wave' - which recently charted at No. 3 in the UK.