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Month June 2007

Acquisition by EMI Group of Toshiba Corporation’s minority shareholding in Toshiba-EMI Limited

London, 29 June 2007 — EMI Group plc (“EMI”) announces that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it has today completed the acquisition first announced on 13 December 2006 of the 45 per cent shareholding in Toshiba-EMI Limited (“TOEMI”) previously held by Toshiba Corporation for a total cash consideration of JPY 21,000 million (approximately £93 million) as [...]

Makena Technologies and Capitol Music Group partner to bring music artists into There.com

Popular artists to meet and talk with fans virtually; promote upcoming tours, albums and merchandise Capitol is first major record label to have presence in There.com SAN MATEO, Calif.,June 28, 2007 — Makena Technologies, creator of the popular social virtual world There.com, today announced a partnership with Capitol Music Group to bring music artists into [...]

The Return Of The Spice Girls

The Spice Girls re-unite for unique World Tour, definitive Documentary and long overdue Greatest Hits CD After many years of speculation and rumour, one of Britain’s biggest ever global success stories announced their reunion tour to the world’s media at the O2 Arena, London today. Eleven years after they began to re-write the record books [...]

VidZone Digital Media and EMI Music ink major deal

London, June 27 2007 — VidZone Digital Media and EMI Music today announce a major licensing and distribution deal which gives VidZone Digital Media complete access to EMI’s full digital catalogue for delivery to mobile and PC. VidZone Digital Media’s recently launched cross platform technology will now play host to music from artists such as [...]

Ringo Starr’s EMI catalogue albums to debut digitally on August 28

Starr’s best solo tracks collected for new career-spanning Capitol/EMI collection, ‘PHOTOGRAPH: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr’, to be released physically and digitally on August 28 Starr’s first-ever career-spanning hits collection presents his best solo tracks in CD, collector’s edition CD/DVD and digital packages CD and digial album tracklist includes seven top 10 pop singles; [...]

Moby signs to Mute North America

June 15, 2007: Mute North America is proud to announce that Moby has joined the label’s esteemed roster. Moby – who is currently in the studio working on a new album – will now be signed to Mute exclusively throughout the world. “I’ve been on Mute everywhere in the world except for North America for [...]

MusicStation goes live

MusicStation handsets arrive in stores today as revolutionary mobile music service goes live today Omnifone today announces international licensing arrangements with EMI Music, Universal Music Group, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and Warner Music International for MusicStation Omnifone today announces further consumer launches imminent in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa Omnifone today announces 30 mobile operators now [...]

PassAlong Networks to feature EMI Music’s DRM-free, higher-quality catalogue in MP3 format

All StoreBlocks-powered stores, including f.y.e, to feature EMI’s digital catalogue Franklin, Tenn. — June 13, 2007 — PassAlong Networks™, developer of digital media innovations and services, today announced that the network of online music stores powered by its StoreBlocks technology will feature EMI Music’s entire digital catalogue in EMI’s premium download offering that is free [...]

New Visions and Parlophone win global mobile award for Lily Allen Mobile Club

London 6th June 2007: New Visions and Parlophone were celebrating their award win last night at the 2007 Mobile Entertainment Awards (Meffy’s). The judges commended the entry to the ‘The Artist Campaign Award’ for its demonstration of pushing the boundaries of mobile music outside the network portal sites. The site is the UK’s first ever [...]

EMI wins Business in the Community’s Big Tick award for its support for the EMI Music Sound Foundation

London, June 5 2007 — EMI, the world’s largest independent music company, has been awarded a prestigious Big Tick in Business in the Community’s Jubilee Awards, for its ten year support for the EMI Music Sound Foundation, the music charity which aims to improve young people’s access to music education in the UK and Ireland. [...]