We started the year 2016 with a lot of envy but to be honest a lot of doubts too. The roster has known some changes at the end of 2015 and it was really risky to tell how 2016 would turn to be.

The first song that came up in January was Miracle by Julian Perretta made with our talented producer and writer Clement BCX. The track quickly went up in the airplay and finally got #1 in the charts in France, Germany and Switzerland.

At the end of January, one of our upcoming acts was touring as warm-up on the 2nd part of David Guetta European Tour. Announcing a great beginning of the year, Kungs which was part of Unity Group roster for two years, was ready to get into the real business. On February 19th, he released his first single “This Girl”.

Chance is as we believe a mix between opportunities and preparation. In this case the Unity Group team has worked to prepare a good setup for Kungs to develop his music without any limit. The song quickly climbed the charts to become one of the biggest success of the year :

  • #1 Itunes general in 40 Countries
  • #1 Shazam global worldwide for 11 weeks
  • 14 Times Diamond record

The track became the most shazamed dance song of 2016 worldwide and the 2nd most shazamed song of the year global worldwide.

In march, one of our annual rendez-vous was Miami Music Week. This year edition was also something new as we had the opportunity to organize the first Klingande‘s Pool party at Delano hotel.

In Miami we came up with some other vibes of the roster, Fabich releasing One Two on the label of The Magician: Potion. Michael Calfan releasing Nobody does it better on Spinnin records and playing mainstage of Ultra festival for the 2nd year in a row.


Later this year we opened the Ibiza season with IMS 2016. Working closer to this magical Island every year, we had the pleasure to be part of the prestigious summer residencies with Klingande, Kungs and Michael Calfan. Playing Blue and Big at Ushuaia, My house and FMIF at Pacha, Cream at Amnesia.

Ushuaia Ibiza Big party 2016

The summer will also been completed by some of the most prestigious festival in the world, counting  Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza Berlin, Laundry Day Belgium, Electric Love Austria, Corona Sunset, Beyond Wonderland…

 

At the end of the summer we had a good time in Amsterdam at ADE, announcing the brand new identity of Unity Group with a new logo and website. We also revealed a new entity: Unity Publishing.

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In the same month of October we moved from our old offices to the beautiful district of Vieux-Lille.  Getting more confortable, able to hire more people and welcome our artist and partner for meetings and celebration. Finally by the end of that month we celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the company, by bringing 9 artists of our roster for one night at ZigZag Paris.

Last week for our birthday ! 🎂 #unitygroup

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The end of the year just got a step more intense with our first release of Albums.
Kungs first album, LAYERS was released on November 4th with an amazing release party at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the same place he used to stand in front one year before, to make his first photo shoot.

Two weeks later, on November 18th, Broken Back was releasing his debut album and starting his promo marathon.

In early December we held the 2nd edition of our Unity Publishing writing camp. Two times longer, with twice more producers, we really look forward to show you what was made over there.

We would like to thank all our artist family, our partners, the majors and labels we worked with, the promoters all around the world and the video makers,  for making 2016 such an intense year. We’re now taking a deserved holiday break, we’ll be back in 2017 for another year full of music surprises and less doubts 😉