UMG’s distribution service Spinnup goes invite-only and “can’t accommodate all current Spinnup users”

“Spinnup is changing from an open DIY music distribution service” and “reducing the number of artists on the platform”.

KINGSHIP from UMG’s 10:22PM is a group formed of NFT characters

Universal Music Group’s next-gen Web3 label 10:22PM has formed a new group of four characters from NFT project Bored Ape Yacht Club.

The CEO of Universal Music earned more in 2021 than all the sales and streams of UK songwriters combined

UMG boss Lucian Grainge is due a $201 million payday – more than the total income of all UK songwriters and composers put together.

Tomorrowland launches record label and signs exclusive global partnership with Universal Music Group

Although the EDM festival Tomorrowland had to cancel for a second year running they’ve launched their own Tomorrowland Music label and partnered with UMG.

Universal Music Group signs licensing deal with TikTok rival Lomotif

Universal Music Group has officially inked a licensing deal with Singapore based Lomotif, a TikTok rival.

Universal Music Group made $1m an hour in Q1 2021

There was another rise in revenue for Universal Music compared to the same period in 2020, as the music giant published their Q1 results for 2021.

Abbey Road Studios Acquires Remote Production Start-Up Audimovers

The infamous London studio via its start-up arm Abbey Road Red has acquired Audiomovers, a remote production and music collaboration tech start-up.

Universal and Music Streaming Service Boomplay Expand License To Cover 47 Countries Across Africa

The African music streaming platform Boomplay and UMG have struck an expanded deal that will bring UMG’s music catalog from 7 to 47 countries across the African continent.

Universal Music Buys Nashville’s House Of Blues Studios For $4.3M

Universal Music Group (UMG) recently purchased the world-famous recording studio House Of Blues.

Rock out with Queen’s first ever official mobile game

The rock legends celebrate their Golden Jubilee with the launch of free “Queen: Rock Tour” game.