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September 2007
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Month September 2007

30 Seconds To Mars stages stunning global invasion

Streak of international awards and nominations follow sell-out European dates Lead singer Jared Leto emerges as ambitious music video auteur New York, New York – Two years after the release of their second album, the extraordinary long run of breakthrough work is turning into outright worldwide multi-media domination for Virgin Records platinum-plus modern rockers THIRTY [...]

KT Tunstall achieves career high as ‘Drastic Fantastic’ is top 10 Billboard chart entry

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter sustains worldwide acclaim with her second Relentless/Virgin Records slbum NEW YORK – Confirming her first three years of stunning worldwide success, Relentless/Virgin Records singer/songwriter KT TUNSTALL’s second album, DRASTIC FANTASTIC, has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 album chart at No. 9. The lead-off single, Hold On, is already a multi-week No.1 airplay [...]

Amazon.com launches public beta of Amazon MP3, a digital music store offering customers earth’s biggest selection of a la carte DRM-free MP3 music downloads

Amazon MP3 offers over 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists and over 20,000 labels, including EMI Music and Universal Music Group SEATTLE–Sept. 25, 2007–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today launched a public beta of “Amazon MP3,” a new digital music download store with Earth’s biggest selection of a la carte DRM-free MP3 music downloads. Amazon [...]

EMI Music brings global music programme to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

EMI Music, one of the world’s largest independent record companies and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in the hospitality industry, have joined forces to create a unique new music initiative. The program will allow Fairmont to infuse music into a range of guest experiences including in-room music access to preferred entry to exclusive [...]

24-7 Entertainment to provide EMI Music’s higher quality DRM-free catalogue to its international network of MP3 digital stores

LONDON, September 20, 2007 — 24-7 Entertainment, Europe’s leading B2B digital music provider announced today that it has made EMI Music’s higher quality DRM-free catalogue available to its extensive network of digital store partners. The first retailer in 24-7′s network to release EMI’s DRM-free catalogue was Weltbild, one of Germany’s largest online media retailers, followed [...]

J. Holiday lands in the cushiest spot: smash ‘Bed’ is #1 Billboard R&B/hip-hop song

On its way to the top, Bed hits rare radio triple play: most increased plays at rhythmic, urban, and urban AC charts – only 3rd time this decade! Bed video in top rotations on BET, MTV Hits. MTV Jams and VH1 Soul; Video is an EIGHT-WEEK Top 10 Entry on BET’s Top 10 Countdown; now [...]

EMI Music Latin America and EMI Televisa Music artists earn 20 nominations for the 2007 MTV Latin American Awards

Belinda leads with five nominations including best artist and best video Kudai and Miranda! Earn 3 Nominations Each Zoé, Aterciopelados, Moderatto, Catupecu Machu and Los Bunkers and International artists Lily Allen and 30 Seconds To Mars all Nominated Miami, FL (September 13, 2007) – EMI Music Latin America and EMI Televisa Music artists earned 20 [...]

Appointment of Lord Birt to EMI’s Supervisory Board

EMI Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Lord Birt to its Supervisory Board, which is chaired by Guy Hands. Lord Birt joined Terra Firma as an adviser in December 2005, working on a number of its portfolio companies, and will add this new responsibility with immediate effect. Lord Birt was the Prime Minister’s [...]

EMI record label’s innovative ‘A&R 2.0′ website “ScoutR”

LONDON, 12th September 2007 — EMI’s Angel Music Group has re-launched its label website with specific focus on its role as an online A&R demo submission system. Integral to the label website, the A&R tool, or ‘ScoutR,’ forms part of a fully operational online social network whereby fans can not only upload their demos but [...]

Pet Shop Boys campaign for civil liberties with groundbreaking interactive promo video “Integral”

London, 11 September 2007 — Pet Shop Boys signal the release of Disco 4, the fourth album in a continuing series, with a groundbreaking video for the politically-inspired new track Integral. Picking up on the song’s themes of ID cards and the erosion of civil liberties by the government, Pet Shop Boys have worked with [...]