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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."


Grammy Awards 2015

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 09 February 2015

At the 57th Grammy Awards Sam Smith’s single ‘Stay With Me’, co-written by Jimmy Napes and Tourist’s William Phillips, won both Song Of the Year and Record Of The Year.

Indiana - 'No Romeo'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 04 February 2015 February 2015 sees the arrival of debut album ‘No Romeo’ by Indiana - a dark narrative set against a backdrop of electronica and innovative instrumentals.

"I write these songs that can appear to be love songs, and seem all nice and sweet," Indiana tells Billboard. "But then you peel away that first layer and chip away at that exterior, and they're all dark and a little bit twisted, and a bit sinister …”.

 

Enter Shikari return with 'The Mindsweep'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 20 January 2015 Enter Shikari have released their fourth studio album ‘The Mindsweep’ almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’.


BRIT Awards nominations 2015

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 16 January 2015

Universal Music Publishing songwriters and artists have received five nominations for the 2015 BRIT Awards.

15 picks for 2015

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 09 January 2015

Introducing “15 for 2015” - our snapshot of 15 talented songwriters we’re expecting great things from in 2015.

Years & Years win BBC Music Sound of 2015

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 09 January 2015

BBC Music has declared Years & Years the winner of the prestigious Sound of 2015 poll.  The addictive hooks, lush production and irrepressible feel good energy of the trio's sound won over the judges against stiff competition.

UMPG writers on your TV this Christmas

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 12 December 2014

UMPG’s Film & TV team have placed songs from our catalogue in a wide range of Christmas commercials this year – our writers are taking over your TV.


Grammy Awards nominations 2015

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 08 December 2014

Friday’s Grammy nominations announcement saw the achievements of Bastille and Haim recognised in the Best New Artist category.  The two bands recently collaborated on the hard rocking ‘Bite Down’, the second track on Bastille’s new album 'Vs. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III)'.