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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.  

Jonas Blue signs to UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 31 October 2016

Universal Music Publishing group are delighted to have signed multi-instrumentalist Jonas Blue. His cleverly crafted a sound – a true dance vibe but with pop sensibilities – has already seen him achieve global success - topping the iTunes and viral streaming charts and achieving platinum and multi-platinum status around the world.

50 Years of Words & Music: Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 27 October 2016

Celebrating almost 50 years of working together, the incredible Elton John and Bernie Taupin were recently presented with awards to commemorate the RIAA Multi-platinum certification of more than 17 million copies of 'Elton John Greatest Hits' and more than 2 million copies of 'Elton John Rocket Man – Number Ones'.