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Month December 2007

Abbey Road Studios tops a bumper year for film soundtracks with its fifth box office No.1

Recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios, The Golden Compass hits No.1 in the UK and US box offices LONDON, 18 December 2007: The Golden Compass, one of the year’s most eagerly awaited films, with a sweeping soundtrack recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios and scored by Alexandre Desplat, has launched at No.1 in [...]

Ringo Starr’s new studio album ‘Liverpool 8′, to be released January 15 on CD, USB wristband & digitally

Album launch includes digital single release, concert event in Liverpool, US TV appearances and major promotions with AARP, Amazon.com, NPR’s “World Café,” Pinger, QuickTime, US Airways, VH1Classic.com and others Hollywood, California – December 19, 2007 – Ringo Starr’s new studio album, Liverpool 8, his first new album with Capitol/EMI since 1974′s Goodnight Vienna, will be [...]

Gabriela Montero improvises online from her living room

“The passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure Ms. Montero brings to classical works translate to her classy improvisations. And no matter how complex the variations, the original melody always emerges triumphantly from a musical tapestry that might weave blues, jazz, tango and Debussy into a multihued framework.” (The New York Times) Gabriela Montero, the [...]

18-year-old Elizabeth Marvelly signs an exclusive contract with EMI Classics as her debut album goes gold in five days and charts in the top 10

EMI Classics announce the signing of an exclusive contract with Elizabeth Marvelly, the 18-year-old singing sensation from New Zealand whose self-titled debut CD, released earlier this month in New Zealand, went gold in five days and debuted at number 8 in the pop charts. Costa Pilavachi, President of EMI Classics, said, “We are delighted that [...]

Iron Maiden stick with EMI

LONDON, 11th December, 2007 – EMI and Iron Maiden today announced they have renewed and extended their historic 28-year recording relationship in a deal for the world, excluding the USA, which also includes other revenues such as touring, merchandise and sponsorship. Signed to EMI Records in November 1979, Iron Maiden quickly became one of the [...]

Goldfrapp confirm new single and album

New single: A&E – 11th February 2008 New album: Seventh Tree – 25th February 2008 Confirmed tracklisting ‘Goldfrapp’s Seventh Tree makes you feel like spring’s already arrived’ Observer Music Monthly November 2007 ‘Goldfrapp have delivered one of the first great albums of 2008′ Music Week 29 October 2007 Genre busting pop pioneers Goldfrapp have confirmed [...]

The Kooks announce details of new album

The Kooks have revealed that the name of their new album will be Konk. Taking its name from Ray Davies’ studio in North London where it was recorded, ‘Konk’ will be released on April 14th 2008. It is the follow-up to their debut album Inside In, Inside Out, which was also recorded at Konk and [...]

EMI Records to showcase artits’ audiovisual content on Apple iPhone

iPhone-optimised microsite to promote Sigur Ros’ ‘Heima’ LONDON, 10th December 2007: EMI Records today announced a series of artist marketing campaigns utilising the Apple iPhone and iPod touch platforms to showcase audiovisual content. Initial activity to make use of the devices’ compelling wi-fi experience is an artist-branded website to promote the launch of Heima, the [...]

BiBC signs digital download deal with EMI to make available DRM-free audiovisual content

LONDON, 7 December 2007. BiBC has today signed a significant audio and video content deal with EMI Music UK. BiBC’s digital store – the largest downloadable video content store in the UK – will benefit from the addition of thousands of hours of high quality content, including the latest music videos, from one of the [...]

EMI CMG and Vertical Shift Records announce worldwide distribution agreement

Indie acts Re:zound and Ever Stays Red releases slated for early 2008 BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – December 6, 2007 – EMI CMG Distribution and newly-formed independent label Vertical Shift Records have agreed to a long-term, worldwide distribution agreement for the exclusive rights to distribute to Christian, general market and digital and mobile retail outlets. The new [...]