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Month May 2007

EMI Music, Google and YouTube strike milestone partnership

Fans to have on-demand access to videos from EMI Music’s roster of artists on YouTube NEW YORK and SAN BRUNO, Calif. – May 31, 2007 – EMI Music – one of the world’s leading global music companies, Google and YouTube, the leader in online video – today announced a landmark agreement which will give YouTube [...]

Apple launches iTunes plus with EMI Music

Higher quality DRM-free tracks now available on the iTunes Store worldwide CUPERTINO, California—May 30, 2007—Apple® today launched iTunes® Plus—DRM-free music tracks featuring high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio quality virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings—for just $1.29 per song. iTunes Plus is launching with EMI’s digital catalog of outstanding recordings, including singles and [...]

EMI Music North America appoints Lauren Berkowitz Senior Vice President Digital

New York, May 22, 2007 — Lauren Berkowitz has been appointed Senior Vice President of Digital for EMI Music North America. She begins her new role immediately and is reporting to Roger Ames, head of EMI Music North America and Barney Wragg, EMI Music’s global Head of Digital. Berkowitz will be based in New York [...]

EMI Group plc preliminary results for the financial year ended 31 March 2007

·Underlying Group revenue fell by 15.8% on a reported basis and by 12.1% at constant currency ·As announced on 18 April 2007 -EMI Music revenue fell by 15.0% at constant currency -EMI Music Publishing outperformed the recorded music market with revenue declining by only 0.9% at constant currency ·Group digital revenue increased by 46.5% from [...]

EMI Music first major music company to make its entire digital music catalogue available for sale in Amazon.com’s new digital music store in the US

Amazon.com’s digital music store to offer EMI Music’s entire digital repertoire as MP3s in track or album form New York, May 16, 2007 – EMI Music today announced that it has reached an agreement with Amazon.com that will enable Amazon.com to offer EMI’s entire digital catalogue, which is available in a higher quality, DRM-free premium [...]

EMI Music France reaches agreement with VirginMega for the retail of DRM-free, superior sound quality downloads

PARIS, 16 MAY 2007 — EMI Music France today announced that it has signed a new agreement with its retail partner VirginMega enabling VirginMega to sell EMI Music’s entire digital repertoire at much higher sound quality and without the restrictions of digital rights management (DRM-free). The catalogue of EMI Music France will be available in [...]

EMI Music reaches agreements to retail DRM-free, superior sound quality downloads in multiple stores across Scandinavia

Stockholm, 16th May 2007 — EMI Music Scandinavia announced today that it will make new digital rights management (DRM)-free higher sound quality downloads available for retail across the region, having reached agreements with Telenor, Musicbrigade, Inprodicon Basepoint Media , Aspiro and Paragallo in Scandinavia,. The agreements mean that consumers will be soon be able to [...]

EMI Music and MPL confirm the release of the entire Paul McCartney solo catalogue digitally for the first time ever

EMI Music has retained Paul McCartney’s solo catalogue and is preparing a comprehensive re-launch, including new digital campaigns as well as physical re-releases. This means that, for the very first time, McCartney and Wings albums will be made available across all digital platforms – more details to be announced shortly. This amazing catalogue stretches from [...]

ArkivMusic to release out-of-print EMI Classics recordings as ArkivCDs

Online music retailer reaches agreement to produce thousands of back catalogue EMI Classics, Angel Records, and Virgin Classics titles “on demand” BRYN MAWR, Pa. — ArkivMusic — The Source for Classical Music(TM) (http://www.arkivmusic.com) announced today that it has reached an agreement to release out-of-print classical recordings from EMI Classics’ extensive and legendary catalog as “production-on-demand” [...]

EMI Music UK announces strategic partnership with TLC Marketing to enable DRM-free music to be utilised in sales promotion and loyalty campaigns

LONDON, 8 MAY 2007: EMI Music UK today announced it has teamed up with TLC Marketing plc, number one in the world of travel, leisure and lifestyle incentive providers, to provide a download loyalty card for use with third-party brand promotions. TLC Marketing has previously formed brand partnerships with household names such as Samsung, First [...]