Dotan releases second album ‘7 Layers’

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 07 April 2015

In search of inspiration for his second album, Dotan retreated to the living room. Not just his own living room, the enigmatic singer-songwriter also visited the dens of complete strangers. The result is ‘7 Layers’, a magical album performed by a singular talent.

The Veronicas release self-titled third album

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 16 March 2015

The Veronicas have spent the last two years travelling the world, writing and recording their self-titled third album. This will be their first album released since the Double Platinum ‘Hook Me Up’ in 2007. 

Written and recorded in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Sydney ‘The Veronicas’ represents a powerful, emotive and uncensored account of Jessica and Lisa’s journey. Exploring love, life, power and personal rebirth, the album exposes a raw vulnerability; a side of the band previously unseen.

Axwell /\ Ingrosso premieres 'On My Way'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 March 2015

Axwell /\ Ingrosso have released their new single 'On My Way'. The official video has been unveiled as well, which is the first part of a story that continues in the video for the already released track Can't Hold Us Down. The videos are directed by Christian Larson.

'On My Way' is written by Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontare.


Check out the amazing videos after the jump.

New Order sign exclusive worldwide deal with Universal Music Publishing

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 March 2015 Universal Music Publishing has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with legendary UK band New Order, it was announced today by Paul Connolly, President of Europe and UK, Universal Music Publishing

The deal with New Order, which was overseen by UMP’s London-based Creative Director Darryl Watts, sees Universal Music Publishing globally representing the full New Order catalogue by the original four members including their nine studio albums and classic songs such as ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Regret’, ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ and ‘True Faith’.

Jimmy Napes releases debut single

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 10 March 2015

After writing some of pop’s biggest hits for Sam Smith, Disclosure, Mary J. Blige and Clean Bandit, Jimmy Napes is releasing his first solo offering in the form of ‘Give It Up’.

Mumford & Sons unveil new single 'Believe'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 10 March 2015

Mumford & Sons have unveiled the first single ‘Believe’ from their forthcoming album, ‘Wilder Mind’.   

Released on the 27th April, ‘Believe’ has been described by the band as a “significant departure” from their folk roots. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Marcus Mumford admitted "We were in Texas at a wedding all together... I had to leave early by a day. By the time we met up in London a couple of weeks later to demo the songs that we'd been writing, the boys brought 'Believe' to the table and I got it and just sang." 

Madonna releases new album 'Rebel Heart'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 09 March 2015

Madonna has released her 13th studio album 'Rebel Heart'.

The album is released three years after her 2012 album 'MDNA' and features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Nas and Chance The Rapper.

UMPG Scandinavia writers Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare and Magnus Lidehäll (who recently won 'Producer Of The Year' at the Swedish Grammy Awards) have co-written four tracks on the album.

Click 'Read More' to listen to the album.

The Shires release debut album 'Brave'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 03 March 2015

With their hearts in the Home Counties and their heads in Nashville, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes, aka The Shires combine the best of both musical worlds on their debut album ‘Brave’, out now. 

The Shires may be newcomers – but ‘Brave’ shows the evidence of Earle’s many years paying his dues as a solo singer-songwriter and Rhodes’s experience on the live circuit. And together, their distinctive voices blend perfectly. Both are inspired by the old-school workmanship of country music’s professional songwriters – an influence that echoes through the new single ‘Friday Night’, a modern end-of-the-week anthem for all those ‘9 to 5’ers.

Ghostpoet releases highly anticipated third album

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 March 2015

'Shedding Skin', the third album from Mercury nominated MC Obara Ejimiwe is out today. The album strays from his traditional sparse electronic beats; recorded instead with a live band, thanks to a suggestion from Brian Eno.

This new approach continues the constant evolution of Ghostpoet and gives the album a raw, atmospheric feel, described by The Telegraph as an “insomniac groove to the gritty notes draining from electric guitars and a twitch of dirty old fluorescent bulbs in the glitch drum beats”.  Accompanied perfectly by Ejimiwe’s powerful baritone it takes the listener smoothly through the album's dark topics and gritty narrative.

Florence + The Machine announce third album

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 February 2015

Earlier this week, Florence + The Machine shared two videos – first, the nearly-instrumental ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’, and yesterday the official video for ‘What Kind of Man’, a full-force ear-pinning anthem of uplifting defiance which is the first single from her third album.

The new album - Florence's first since 2011's ‘Ceremonials’ - is also titled ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’. Its 11 songs were written and recorded throughout 2014 and produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Coldplay). Where ‘Ceremonials' lyrics focused on water, death and escapism, Welch says the new album's themes are more of the here and now. "The new album became about trying to learn how to live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it," Welch says. "Which is frightening because I'm not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do."