Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group

Official Website: http://www.umusic.com/

Artists with releases on this label:
Jawbreaker, Blue Meanies, Weezer, MxPx, Long Beach Dub All-Stars, Blink-182, H2O, Unwritten Law, Sublime, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Jimmy Eat World, New Found Glory, Face to Face, Nirvana, Lefty, Bloodhound Gang, ALL, The Hippos, Face to Face, Henry Rollins, Sparta, Midtown, Box Car Racer, Something Corporate, Sonic Youth, theSTART, Jurassic 5, AFI, Matthew Good Band, Dredg, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Living Things, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, The Revolution Smile, Saves The Day, All-American Rejects, JamisonParker, The Rapture, Circle Jerks, The Cure, The Hives, Chronic Future, Number One Fan, Rise Against, A Thorn For Every Heart, Recover, The Starting Line, The High Speed Scene, Finch, Razorlight, Reel Big Fish, Helmet, Institute, Queens of the Stone Age, Abandoned Pools, Angels and Airwaves, Brand New, Be Your Own Pet, Wax, Rocket from the Crypt, TV on the Radio, Plus 44, The Police, Klaxons, The Pink Spiders, Sound the Alarm, Noisettes, Primus, Blaqk Audio, Nine Inch Nails, Forever the Sickest Kids, The King Blues, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Kanye West, Q-Tip, Kevin Devine, The Lonely Island, No Doubt, Straylight Run, Karen O, Lucero, Semi Precious Weapons, Chumbawamba, Common, The Damned Things, The Decemberists, Beastie Boys, New York Dolls, The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, The Gaslight Anthem, Jimmy Cliff, Rob Zombie, Anberlin, The Avett Brothers, Frank Turner, Of Monsters and Men, Hog, Headstones, Material Issue


One of the largest media companies on the planet, the Universal Music Group posesses a market share of almost a quarter of all global music sales. The story of Universal is one rife with mergers and acquisitions, although it can be traced back to 1898 with Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. The consolidation is too lengthy to list here, but today's Universal has been built on formerly independent companies like Deutsche Grammophon, Music Corporation of America (MCA), Polydor, Decca, Philips, PolyGram, Verve, ABC, Chess, Island, Def Jam, Geffen, Motown, Rodven, Interscope and Mercury among others.

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Frank Turner: "Mittens"
Frank Turner has released a lyric video for the song "Mittens," a track from his forthcoming album Positive Songs for Negative People (due out August 7, 2015). You can check it out below. Turner's last full-length,…
2015-07-31 13:30:01

Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / Letlive (US)
Rise Against have added more dates to their current US tour, supported by Killswitch Engage and Letlive. You can check them out below. Rise Against is supporting their most recent release, 2014's The Black…
2015-07-29 13:00:01

Nirvana's self-titled collection due on vinyl
Nirvana's posthumous self-titled record will be pressed on vinyl for the first time since Nirvana was originally released in in 2002. Due out August 28, 2015 on Geffen, the record features unreleased material and rarities, including the studio version of "You Know You're Right," alongside tracks from…
2015-07-14 15:30:01

Frank Turner: "The Next Storm"
Frank Turner has released the first video from his upcoming record, Positive Songs for Negative People. It is titled "The Next Storm," and features a cameo from former WWE wrestler (and current UFC fighter) CM Punk. Turner and his band, the Sleeping Souls, have also announced dates for for a fall North American tour with support from…
2015-06-17 17:30:01

Weezer has announced their summer festival schedule. The band continues to support last year's Everything Will Be Alright in the End and has now been together for 23 years. …
2015-05-28 13:30:01

Institute: "Cheerlessness"
Austin's Institute have posted another new song from their upcoming album for Sacred Bones. The record is titled Catharsis and is due out June 9, 2015.…
2015-05-21 15:30:01

Frank Turner: "The Opening Act of Spring" (Sing Out Loud Sessions)
Before a recent show in Jacksonville, FL, Frank Turner took to the top of the Lightner Museum to play a song from his recently announced new album, Positive Songs for Negative People, for St. Augustine's Sing Out Loud Series. You can…
2015-05-14 12:00:01

Kurt Cobain album coming this summer
Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain never released a solo album but that's going to change this summer. Filmmaker Brett Morgen, director of the new Cobain documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, told web publication Bedford and Bowery in a recent interview that an album pulled from the 200 hours of recordings…
2015-05-05 12:00:01

Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / letlive.
Rise Against will embark on a U.S. headlining tour this summer with support from Letlive. and Killswitch Engage. The run will kick off July 17 at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois and wrap up on August 16 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado The band is supporting…
2015-04-08 13:30:01

Blacklist Royals
Blacklist Royals have booked some shows beginning this week during Austin's SXSW. The band released Die Young With Me in…
2015-03-18 12:00:01

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