A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
Inspired by The Band’s pioneering Americana, Elton John’s ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ was cinematic in its scope, and a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
The group hit the Top 20 of the UK chart at the first time of asking, with their debut single ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It.’
UMe kicks off the Halloween season with new seasonal playlists, remastered visuals, never-made music videos, and vinyl giveaways.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
A tribute to the man who co-wrote the Rolling Stones' first US top ten hit as well as 'Piece Of My Heart,' 'Stay With Me Baby' and so much more.
Mitchell's tenure with the Scottish pop sensations was brief, but he played on their 'Dedication' and cover of Dusty Springfield’s 'I Only Want To Be With You'.
Many a chart hit has come off the back of a movie appearance. From Simple Minds to Stevie Wonder, we present some of the best songs in films.
Their new US hit of August 1979 was a song that had been very good to some of the group 11 years earlier.
Ertegun died at 83 in December 2006, but to this day, the standards he set are aspired to by the modern generation of label heads.
He wrote the classic that's been covered hundreds of times, and made other fine records of his own.
In July 1964, Dusty reached into the Bacharach & David songbook for one of her classic covers.
‘Caribou’ found Elton John relocating to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for his follow-up to the insanely successful ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’.
Whether through their direct messages or a knack for creating effervescent, life-affirming pop, these 15 LGBTQ musicians have all helped change the world.
The quartet were missing the warmth of Los Angeles, but turned that into a gold-certified classic.