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Elton John - 'Wonderful Crazy Night'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 05 February 2016

Elton John releases his 33rd studio album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ today via Virgin EMI Records. The new album continues Elton’s long-time writing partnership with Bernie Taupin and was written and recorded in Los Angeles in just 17 days with core band members convening at the venerable Village studio. 

UMPG nominations for the 2016 BRIT awards

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 15 January 2016

Universal Music Publishing artists and writers have been nominated in every category for the 2016 BRIT awards. Adele, Years & Years, Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, Jamie xx, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Alabama Shakes and U2 have all been shortlisted. In addition, UMPG songwriters Jin Jin, Paul Barry, Jimmy Hogarth, Jon Green, Kid Harpoon, Ed Harcourt and Gary Lightbody all have cuts on nominated songs or albums.

New Sounds 2016 Playlist

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 15 January 2016

New Sounds 2016 is a playlist to showcase some of the hottest new acts for the coming year. The selection includes Brits Critics Choice nominee Frances, chart- topping dancefloor-filler Sigala and lo-fi funksters Formation, sitting alongside Clean Cut Kid's whip-smart indie-pop, Lapsley’s ice cool melancholy, Yak’s raucous rock ‘n’ roll and Shura’s dreamy pop.

Daughter release second album 'Not To Disappear'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 15 January 2016

Nearly three years after the release of their debut ‘If You Leave’, Daughter return with new album ‘Not To Disappear’.  Building on their first record’s gloriously dark intensity, wracked emotion and complex textures, ‘Not To Disappear’ finds Daughter evolving in interesting ways.  There’s distinctly more dramatic ebb and flow, as quiet intimacy lurches into thrilling kaleidoscopic expanses - this time, Daughter feel like an increasingly fearless proposition. 

Maja Francis releases debut EP 'Come Companion'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 13 January 2016

UMPG Sweden signing Maja Francis has released her debut EP 'Come Companion'. The EP includes two new tracks ('Come Companion' & 'Långsam'), her debut single 'Last Days Of Dancing' and a duet with Veronica Maggio - 'Space Invades My Mind'.

UMPG artists nominated for the 58th Grammys

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 07 December 2015

The nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards were announced today, and Alabama Shakes and Florence + The Machine have an impressive four nominations each. Disclosure’s album ‘Caracal’ and Jamie xx’s album ‘In Colour’ are nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Album, whilst James Bay’s album ‘Chaos & the Calm’, containing songs by Jimmy Hogarth, Paul Barry, Jon Green, Tom Hull and Ed Harcourt is nominated for Best Rock Album.

New Signing: Sigala

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 04 December 2015

Universal Music Publishing are delighted to welcome new signing Sigala, who this week releases his second single ‘Sweet Lovin’ – an irresistibly uplifting dancefloor groove.

Coldplay release 'A Head Full of Dreams'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 04 December 2015

Coldplay today release of their much anticipated seventh album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ via Parlophone/Atlantic. Revitalised, they’ve made an album that’s bursting with energy, colour and big, life-affirming moments such as the deliciously ebullient first single ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ and the rocket-powered ‘Hymn For The Weekend’

Adele releases third album '25'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 20 November 2015

Adele releases her hugely anticipated third album ‘25’ today on XL Recordings. 

The album’s first single ‘Hello’ was revealed on 23rd October, and was the first new music from Adele since her Oscar winning single 'Skyfall' in 2012. ‘Hello’ reached No. 1 in almost every country it charted in, including the UK and US, and broke multiple records, including the first song to sell over a million digital copies in a week. 

Talking about her new album, Adele explains: "My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I'm making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did."

Coldplay reveal first single from seventh album

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 06 November 2015

Coldplay have revealed the first single from their upcoming seventh album. The shimmering upbeat ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ was premiered on the Radio 1 Breakfast show. The new album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ will be released on 4th December via Parlophone/Atlantic.