News

Iron Maiden announce 16th album

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 22 July 2015

Iron Maiden’s eagerly awaited new studio album 'The Book Of Souls' will be released globally on 4th September through Parlophone Records (BMG in the U.S.A.). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year. However, the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.

Years & Years 'Communion' debuts at No.1 in UK Albums Chart

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 20 July 2015

With their luminous brand of electro-pop, London-based trio Years & Years layer sweetly smooth vocals over bright and heady beats to create what they call “music you can dance and cry to.” As winners of the BBC Sound of 2015 Poll, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, keyboard player Emre Turkmen, and vocalist Olly Alexander have spent the last few years charming audiences worldwide by merging R&B, deep house, and classic-pop with both elegance and abandon. Appearing on 2015 Artists to Watch lists from the likes of The Guardian, Digital Spy, DIY, BuzzFeed, and Huffington Post, Years & Years' highly anticipated full-length debut album ‘Communion’ has reached No.1 in the UK Official Albums Chart, outselling the rest of the top 5. 

Saint Raymond releases debut album ‘Young Blood’

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 06 July 2015

Over the last couple of years Saint Raymond (aka Callum Burrows) has sold out shows across the UK, landed support slots with Haim and Ed Sheeran and garnered an increasing fan base with his EPs ‘Escapade’, ‘Young Blood’ and ‘Ghosts’. Now his debut album ‘Young Blood’ - released on 6th July through Asylum Records – looks set to cement his place as one of the breakthrough acts of 2015.

New album is unhinged in all the right places and powerful in all the best ways

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 01 June 2015

For Florence Welch, the success of her first two Florence + The Machine albums 'Lungs' (2009 – Album of the year, Brit Awards 2010) and 'Ceremonials' (2011) meant five years of back-to-back recording, promoting and touring. The shows were getting bigger, the hair redder, the success wider and wilder. 

Jamie xx celebrates the dancefloor with 'In Colour'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 01 June 2015

Jamie xx has released his highly anticipated debut album ‘In Colour’ on Young Turks. The eleven track LP includes previous releases ‘Girl’ and ‘Sleep Sound’ as well as ‘Loud Places’, which features vocals from Romy Madley Croft.

Alesso Release Debut Album 'Forever'

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 25 May 2015

Alesso has released his debut album ‘Forever’ on Def Jam Recordings.

The album features recently successful singles 'Heroes (We Could Be)' and 'Cool', as well as previous singles 'Under Control' with Calvin Harris and 'If I Loose Myself' with OneRepublic. Guest appearances on the album include Tove Lo, Ryan Tedder, Noonie Bao, Roy English and Sirena.

UMPG writers on the album include Alesso himself, Linus Wiklund, Simon Strömstedt and Benjamin Levin.

The Vaccines release ‘English Graffiti’

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 25 May 2015

The Vaccines’ latest album, ‘English Graffiti’ sees the band tear up the plans and see what happens as they fall around them. Whilst elements of the old Vaccines’ sound remain – certainly in the pop rushes of ‘Handsome’, ‘20/20’ and ‘Radio Bikini’, an eclectic and adventurous musical mix that acknowledges Eighties pop has emerged.

Ivor Novello Awards 2015

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 22 May 2015 Artists and songwriters signed to Universal Music Publishing won four Ivor Novello Awards yesterday. Annie Lennox was awarded the fellowship of the British Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (Basca) - the society's highest honour.

Jimmy Napes walked away with two awards for his co-writing part in the success of Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’, which won Best Contemporary Song and Most Performed Song. David Holmes won Best Original Film Score for ’71.

Brandon Flowers releases ‘The Desired Effect’

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 18 May 2015

Brandon Flowers releases his new album ‘The Desired Effect’ this week on Virgin EMI. It’s The Killers frontman’s second solo outing since 2010’s chart topping ‘Flamingo’ and has attracted rave reviews, with Rolling Stone calling it “the best straight-up pop album made by a rock star in recent memory.”