Universal Republic Records was a record label, owned by Universal Music Group. It is based on the then-defunct Republic Records label founded by brothers Monte and Avery Lipman. In the summer of 2011, changes were made at one of the three Universal Music Group umbrella labels, Universal Motown Republic Group, and Motown Records was separated from Universal Motown Records (causing it to shut down and transfer its artists to either Motown Records or Universal Republic Records) and the umbrella label and merged into The Island Def Jam Music Group, making Universal Republic Records a stand alone label and shutting down Universal Motown Republic Group.[1] In mid-2012, the label reverted to its original Republic Records name, making this label permanately defunct.

Review of 'Tough Love' by Jessie Ware. the album comes out October 27th

Review Of ‘Tough Love’ By Jessie Ware

on Jessie Ware’s debut album Devotion, she touched on a version of sexy that hadn’t been explored in a long time. They were songs about devotion, and the concept had never seemed so sensual before. Now on Tough Love, not only has she done it again, but she’s crafted an album of excellent soft pop tunes that one can put on when the lights are low, or when one wants to hear a true emotional spirit

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Woodkid Surprises Fans With Final Video to "The Golden Age" Series, “The Golden Age” by Woodkid is available through Green United from Music/Universal music

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THE GOLDEN AGE is the 4th and last video from Woodkid’s eponymously titled debut album. Directed by Woodkid himself, real name Yoann Lemoine, the video, includes a collaboration with British classical composer Max Richter. It,

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"Reflektor' by' Arcade Fire' reviewed by Northern Transmissions. "Reflektor" is out October 28th on Merge/Universal

Review Of The Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor”

Reflektor is Arcade Fire’s fourth studio album. At this point, the group needs no introduction: they’re the biggest rock band in the world, have shared the stage with U2, and won a Grammy for Album Of The Year. These milestones are worth mentioning for two reasons:

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Watch "Echelon (It's My Way)" video

Watch Angel Haze “Echelon (It’s My Way)”

Angel Haze recently premiered the track “Echelon (It’s My Way)” – out 10/15 – from her upcoming album, Dirty Gold (and a slew of great remixes from the likes of SOHN & Jagwar Ma) and in case you missed it, she just dropped the video too.

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Review Of Ceremonials By Florence and The Machine

t’s a wonderful notion that a quirky young woman from Camberwell in South East London, who still lives with her mum, has become a world conquering pop star. Florence Welch is the enigmatic redheaded whirlwind at the helm of her machine and after the overwhelming success of debut LP Lungs, the collective have produced their sophomore album Ceremonials.

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