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Universal Music Publishing Group Songwriters Sweep 2017 Ivor Novello Awards

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 18 May 2017

At the 62nd Ivor Novello awards, Universal Music Publishing Group artists and writers took home eight awards across a range of major categories. Florence Welch, Nitin Sawhney, Pulp, Gary Numan, Bill Withers, Laura Mvula, Coldplay and Josh Homme have all been honoured for their exceptional songwriting achievements.

Jack White Signs First Ever-Global Publishing Agreement With UMPG

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 28 April 2017

Jack White, the highly revered singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, has signed a first-ever global, multi-year agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) to administer the iconic artist’s entire song catalogue.

Ivor Novello nominations 2017

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 19 April 2017

Artists and writers signed to Universal Music Publishing have received 6 nominations for the 62nd Ivor Novello awards. Coldplay, Laura Mvula, Adele, Tobias Jesso Jr and Josh Homme are amongst the artists and writers in the running.

25 UMPG Artists Nominated For Billboard Music Awards

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 April 2017

UMPG has 25 artists nominated for awards at the forthcoming Billboard Music Awards, including Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes, who are all nominated for the prestigious Top Artist Award! The award show will take place on Sunday May 21st at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Steve Mac celebrates huge chart success

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 April 2017

Rokstone Music/ UMPG writer Steve Mac is celebrating his massive No.1 hit, 'Shape of You', by Ed Sheeran (produced by Mac and co-written with Ed Sheeran & Johnny McDaid). The song has had 12 consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts, reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and since release has topped the official charts in 60 countries worldwide. 

New signing: Nilüfer Yanya

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 07 March 2017

Universal Music Publishing are delighted to announce the signing of Nilüfer Yanya. Nilüfer's music incorporates the city’s urban edge with beautiful wandering guitar lines, downtrodden soulful and jazz flickered melodies, on top of minimalist and atmospheric beats. 

New signing: Lisa Hannigan

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 02 March 2017

Universal Music Publishing are delighted to announce the signing of Lisa Hannigan and welcome her to the UMP family. Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan first came to light singing harmonies alongside Damien Rice. She contributed significantly to Rice’s platinum-selling debut ‘O’ and critically lauded follow up ‘9’, and has since been stretching her musical expertise in many directions: collaborating with artists as diverse as Ray LaMontagne, Richard Hawley, Herbie Hancock and Glen Hansard. 

New signing: Tom Walker

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 24 February 2017

Universal Music Publishing have signed multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Tom Walker. An exciting new talent, he has already gained support from Clash, Pigeons & Planes, Q Magazine and SBTV, as well as BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Beats1 and BBC Introducing. His debut EP is set for release in March and is produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele).

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.