Music Is: Universal Music Group News and Updates
This is a page dedicated to news and releases from Universal Music Group that will be updating regularly.
Ellie Goulding releases ‘Power’ MV
The new song, taken from Ellie’s forthcoming new album, showcases her knack for pop song-writing with earworm melodies and heavy synth-pop bass.
Speaking about the song, Ellie explains: “I wanted to release this song off my upcoming album as a preview into the world my new album is in! Power is about relationships in the 21st century, how they can now be dictated by social media, superficiality and material things. Dating can sometimes start out with lies or embellishments. The girl in the song is disillusioned by love and the cruel, good looking, self-obsessed people she keeps ending up with.”
Island Records is hosting the One Love COVID-19 Relief Auction in support of NHS Charities Together & Feeding America. The event is being hosted by Billy Porter, and broadcast live from 6pm BST on 21st May.
Katy Perry Releases ‘Daisies’ MV
Katy Perry’s latest single and music video ‘Daisies’ has dropped, crossing over 450,000 views within two hours of release. According to Katy, ‘Daisies’ is an exhilarating celebration of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of cynicism and adversity. The anthemic song is a call to remain true to the course you’ve set for yourself, regardless of what others may think.
In conjunction with the release of ‘Daisies’, Katy Perry has also launched a one-stop digital flower shop – ‘Katy’s Daisies’. Simply select a bouquet, leave a message on it and share on your favourite socials here
Hailee Steinfeld Holds First Virtual Promo Tour
Universal Music Singapore held its first virtual promo tour with Academy Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist, Hailee Steinfeld, last Tuesday. Partnering with radio station 987, 20 lucky fans attended this virtual meet and 8 of them had the opportunity to ask Hailee Steinfeld burning questions about their idol and her latest EP ‘Half Written Story’ including the hit single ‘I Love You’s’.
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Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande Release ‘Stuck With U’ MV
Here to get you through quarantine, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have released new single ‘Stuck With U’. Net proceeds from the streams and sales of the single will be donated to First Responders Children’s Foundation to fund grants and scholarships for children of healthcare workers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, police officers and firefighters serving at the front lines during the global pandemic.
Lady Gaga Sets ‘Chromatica’ Release For 29th May
The sixth Lady Gaga album is set to see the pop superstar make a triumphant, extraterrestrial return with ‘Chromatica’. With collaborators ranging from Elton John to Ariana Grande to even BLACKPINK, you can be sure that mother monster is here to slay.
14 Local Acts Collaborate On ‘Stay Home’, Crosses 5.5M views on Facebook
Encouraging Singaporeans to stay home during the circuit breaker with a catchy tune and MV are artists ABANGSAPAU, Aisyah Aziz, Alif, Charlie Lim, Dee Kosh, Fariz Jabba, Hashy, Iman, ShiGGa Shay, Shye, Tosh Rock, YAØ, Yung Raja and Zadon.
Selena Gomez Releases MV For ‘Boyfriend’ (Doll Version)
Selena Gomez released a version of ‘Boyfriend’ acted out by doll counterparts and directed by the popular Instagram doll account @selenagomez.doll, and even featuring a surprise doll cameo from BTS.
Queen and Adam Lambert Record New Version of ‘We Are The Champions’
Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert’s new version of Queen’s classic anthem ‘You Are The Champions’ (recorded on mobile phones) with the proceeds going towards Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organisation.