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Year 2008

Lily Allen immortalised in online game to promote forthcoming album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’

Play @ www.lilyallenmusic.com/escapethefear Parlophone has released an online game to promote the launch of Lily Allen’s new album, “It’s Not Me, It’s You” due for release by Parlophone on 9th February 2009. The concept of the online game, “Escape the Fear”, created by branded entertainment specialist Matmi, is based on content from the album and [...]

War Child “Heroes” will be released on February 16

The album now features support and contributions from U2, The Clash, Elbow and Scissor Sisters War Child’s amazing new album Heroes will be released on February 16 (February 24 in the US). The album concept is that the biggest legends in music history select their personal favourite song from their own songwriting canon, and nominate [...]

Legendary soul singer Van Morrison returns to EMI Music

The live recording of Astral Weeks from the Hollywood Bowl to be released worldwide by EMI Music in early 2009 on Morrison’s own Listen To The Lion Records December 18, 2008, New York – Multi-award-winning legendary soul singer and songwriter Van Morrison has returned to EMI Music, with a live recording slated for release in [...]

EMI Music launches EMI.com

New site will give EMI a platform to experiment with new digital features LONDON, 17 DECEMBER 2008 — EMI Music today announced the launch of its new website, EMI.com. The site provides options for fans to discover new music and rediscover their favorite musicians. It also gives artists another platform to showcase their music and [...]

Blue Note Records takes New York

Legendary jazz label celebrates 70th/25th anniversary with an invasion of Blue Note artists in New York City venues On January 27, Blue Note Records will officially kick off “Blue Note Records Takes New York,” an all-out invasion of New York City jazz clubs and music halls in honor of the label’s anniversary. “Blue Note Records [...]

Eric Dingman appointed president, EMI Classics

LONDON, 15 December 2008 — EMI Classics is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Dingman as its new president. Dingman, who will take up this global role in January 2009, previously worked at WPP, the international marketing and advertising group, where he led the global strategic review of operations at its consumer insight and [...]

EMI Music and Warner Music Group expand existing marketing and distribution partnership in India and the Middle East and enter into new relationship in Turkey

Agreement builds on existing relationship in South East Asia LONDON AND NEW YORK, 10 December 2008 — EMI Music and Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG) today announced a new agreement to extend their existing marketing and distribution partnership in India and the Middle East and enter into their first partnership in Turkey. Under the [...]

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus sets tour dates through March 2009

New single You Better Pray hits alternative radio and MTV2; RJA fans get free download of album track Pen & Paper on official website Second Virgin album Lonely Road released Feb 3rd NEW YORK, N.Y.— For Virgin Records platinum-plus rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, a busy holiday season is only getting busier in the two-month [...]

EMI Music and Diageo launch new partnership with the definitive collection of music used to advertise Guinness®

LONDON, 9 DECEMBER 2008 — To mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the lease by Arthur Guinness on the famous St James’s Gate Brewery, EMI Music has teamed up with GUINNESS owner Diageo Ireland to release Guinness 250 – Music from the TV ads, a special commemorative album featuring 17 of the most [...]

Look out music world! Here comes trouble!

Virgin Records to re-release debut album by professional snowboarder & Olympic athlete Trouble Andrew on Feb. 10, 2009 NEW YORK, NY, December 5, 2008 — Trevor Andrew is already internationally recognized as one of the world’s top snowboarders with two Olympic Games and numerous World Cup wins under his belt. And, now, Trevor – a.k.a. [...]