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Universal Music Publishing Group Songwriters Sweep 2017 Ivor Novello Awards

At the 62nd Ivor Novello awards, Universal Music Publishing Group artists and writers took home eight awards across a range of major categories. Florence Welch, Nitin Sawhney, Pulp, Gary Numan, Bill Withers, Laura Mvula, Coldplay and Josh Homme have all been honoured for their exceptional songwriting achievements.

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Ivor Novello nominations 2017

Artists and writers signed to Universal Music Publishing have received 6 nominations for the 62nd Ivor Novello awards. Coldplay, Laura Mvula, Adele, Tobias Jesso Jr and Josh Homme are amongst the artists and writers in the running.

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Laura Mvula leads MOBO nominations 2016

This year’s MOBO nominations have been announced, with several UMPG artists and writers in the running for an award including Laura Mvula, Craig David, Wretch 32, Chase & Status, M.O and writer Kassa Alexander.  Laura Mvula is one of the most nominated artists, up for four awards: Best Female, Best Album for ‘The Dreaming Room’, Best R&B/Soul Act and Best Video for ‘Phenomenal Woman’. 

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Laura Mvula releases 'The Dreaming Room'

Laura Mvula releases her new album, ‘The Dreaming Room’  today through RCA Victor (Sony). ‘The Dreaming Room’ is an expansion on what was already a captivating sound.  The heavenly layers of voices, the unexpected complex diversions and the celestial grandeur are still all there but with the addition of buzzy analogue synths and electric guitar lines.  

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Laura Mvula with Metropole Orkest

After an astonishing year which saw her described as “The voice of 2013” by The Evening Standard, nominated for two BRIT Awards (British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act), shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and receiving a nomination in the Album Award category at the recent Ivor Novello Awards, Laura Mvula returns with a new recording of her Top Ten debut album ‘Sing To The Moon’, released through RCA Victor (Sony) today.

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Ivor Novello Award Winners 2014

Four Universal Music Publishing artists took home Ivor Novello awards yesterday. James Blake topped the Best Contemporary Song category with his single ‘Retrograde’ whilst The Chemical Brothers won the award for Outstanding Song Collection. Mumford & Sons picked up the prize for International Achievement and the legendary Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award.

 

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Ivor Novello nominations 2014

Artists and writers signed to Universal Music Publishing have received  8 nominations for the 59th Ivor Novello awards. Disclosure, Everything Everything, James Blake, James Napier, Laura Mvula, Olly Murs, Palma Violets, Steve Booker and Steven Price are amongst the artists and writers in the running.

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18 Brit nominations for UMP artists and writers

The nominees for the Brit Awards 2014 were announced yesterday, with songwriters and artists signed to Universal Music Publishing receiving an impressive eighteen nominations in total. Bastille and Disclosure lead the way with four nominations each., including the prestigious British Album Of The Year.

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Success for Laura Mvula and Fuse ODG at MOBOs

Laura Mvula was one of the big winners at the 2013 MOBO Awards, walking away with two trophies – ‘Best Female Act’ and ‘Best RnB / Soul Act’. UMP Signing FUSE ODG also walked away with a gong, winning ‘Best African Act’.

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Laura Mvula releases ‘Sing to the Moon’

Laura Mvula releases her debut album today ‘Sing to the Moon’. Described as “the voice of 2013” by The Evening Standard, the classically trained, singer-songwriter’s music fuses orchestral soul with velvety harmonies and emotional vocals – or as The Line of Best fit put it “tranquil, touching and often poignant songs that act as hymns for a modern era."

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