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Gregory Porter - 'Take Me to the Alley'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 06 May 2016

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with ‘Take Me to the Alley’, the much-anticipated follow-up to his sensational 2013 Blue Note debut ‘Liquid Spirit’. 

Ivor Novello nominations 2016

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 19 April 2016

Universal Music Publishing are well represented in the 2016 Ivor Novello nominations announced today, with seven out of 18 nominations and all three nominations in the Best Original Film Score category.

Anarchy In The UK exhibition celebrates punk icons

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 14 April 2016

Always more than a musical genre, punk allowed a generation to express themselves without deference, to invent without fear, and to create without boundaries. 40 years on, Punk London is a year long programme of events to celebrate the most rebellious of music movements. One of the highlights of the program - ‘ANARCHY IN THE UK: #PUNKLONDON’ - opens at the Richard Young gallery this week, showcasing an incredible selection of both classic and never-seen-before images from Richard Young’s archive.

Eliza and the Bear release debut album

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 08 April 2016

Eliza and the Bear release their self-titled debut album today on Capitol Records. It includes the current single 'Friends’, an uplifting song about the importance of friends and family, which went on to soundtrack a Bulmers cider advert. 'Friends' follows previous singles ‘Lion’s Heart’, which “led to roaring singalongs at festivals” (The Telegraph) and ‘It Gets Cold’ ( “hard to get away from its magnetic groove” - The Independent) – all of which made the Radio 1 playlist. Other standout tracks include the beautifully broody, strings accompanied ‘I’m On Your Side’, fan favourite

Leon Vynehall releases 'Rojus (Designed to Dance)'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 01 April 2016

Leon Vynehall today releases an extended EP ‘Rojus’ (Designed to dance) via Running Back Records. An artist with his own agenda, to date his off kilter sounds have come in the form of EPs on labels like 3024, Rush Hour and Running Back, and have been carefully crafted things, layered with musicality whilst never straying too far from an infectious groove.

The Common Linnets release 'II'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 18 March 2016

Great songs, sparkling guitar riffs, acoustic string instruments and intricate vocal harmonies – all are present in abundance on The Common Linnets' new album ‘II’. The release follows a period of growing success for the band – single ‘Calm After The Storm’ reached No. 1 in 14 countries, and their self-titled debut album went triple Platinum in the Netherlands, Platinum in Germany, and won 12 international awards, including the prestigious ECHO Award in Germany.

Lucius release second album 'Good Grief'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 11 March 2016

Lucius’ second album ‘Good Grief' is released today on PIAS. The songs veer from sassy, soul-drenched vocals to glitzy rhythmic pop to songs that call up '60s girl groups; from the first swooping, synthy intro of ‘Something About You’ to the menace of ‘What We Have (To Change),’ these are expertly wrought pop songs full of emotional depth. 

R.E.M sign worldwide publishing deal with UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 10 March 2016

The legendary R.E.M. - one of the world’s most successful and well-loved bands – have signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing to represent their catalogue.  Formed in 1980 by Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry, R.E.M.’s craftsmanship and musical impact was pivotal in defining the indie rock genre. 

Tiga - 'No Fantasy Required'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 04 March 2016

Tiga releases new album ‘No Fantasy Required’ today via Counter Records. It’s the concluding part of a trilogy of albums, and an honest, open and playful record – packed with both inspired songs and driving techno cuts.

L├ąpsley releases debut album 'Long Way Home'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 04 March 2016

Låpsley releases her debut album ‘Long Way Home’ today on XL Recordings. The twelve track album features new versions of her previous acclaimed releases ‘Hurt Me’, ‘Falling Short’, ‘Painter’ and ‘Station’, as well as latest single ‘Love Is Blind’ – which was premiered as Annie Mac’s hottest record.