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Month January 2008

Sales of ‘Flavor Of Life’ by Japan’s Utada Hikaru pass 7.5 million

Song, confirmed as one of the top global digital sellers of 2007, contributes to 12 million digital sales for Utada Hikaru over the year Tokyo, 31 January, 2008 – Sales of Flavor Of Life by Japanese superstar Utada Hikaru have now exceeded 7.5 million units across all digital products and formats – ringtunes, full track [...]

The Kooks release new album Konk 14th April 2008

31 January 2008 — April 14th will see the release of Konk, the eagerly awaited new album from The Kooks. It is their second album, and the follow-up to their hugely successful 2006 debut Inside In/Inside Out which sold some two million copies worldwide and spawned massive singles She Moves In Her Own Way, You [...]

30 Seconds To Mars’ short film “A Beautiful Lie” takes band on journey to the Arctic, underscores global climate crisis

The first music video ever shot in Greenland; first ever global MySpace video premiere on January 30th 30 Seconds To Mars teams with NRDC & Bonneville Environmental Foundation to offset impact of filming 30 Seconds To Mars launch ABEAUTIFULLIE.ORG January 30, 2008, Hollywood, CA – A Beautiful Lie, the title track and current single from [...]

New York Daily News and EMI Music offer free exclusive downloads to readers

NEW YORK, JANUARY 29 – The New York Daily News, New York’s most read newspaper, and EMI Music, the world’s leading independent music company, today announced an agreement to offer Daily News readers free music downloads from EMI’s music catalogue. The deal will give Daily News readers the opportunity to download three free songs of [...]

PassAlong Networks partners with EMI Christian Music Group to launch ChristianDigitalStore.com; a turnkey way for retailers, other brands to enter the digital music market

Store features content from EMI CMG, WMG’s Word and independent labels Franklin, Tenn. — January 28, 2008 — EMI Christian Music Group (CMG), the world’s largest Christian music organization, and media distribution developer PassAlong Networks™ today announced the launch of ChristianDigitalStore.com, a white label digital music service provider and store powered by PassAlong Networks that [...]

Paul McCartney – ‘Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)’ – live performance and documentary released on DVD 4 February 2008

28 January 2008 — In September 2006 Paul McCartney released his fourth full-length classical album, Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart). On Friday November 3rd Ecce Cor Meum was given its world premiere performance to a sold out audience at The Royal Albert Hall, London. In May of this year Paul was presented with the [...]

EMI Music strikes strategic mobile content deal with SendMe

SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2008 – SendMe, Inc., the premier mobile media company, and EMI Music, one of the world’s largest independent music companies, today entered into a strategic agreement that gives SendMeMobile.com members’ access to EMI’s full catalogue of mobile content. With the touch of button, members will be able to choose from over [...]

EMI Music Publishing promotes Leo Corbett to Chief Operating Officer, and Thomas Kelly to Chief Financial Officer

New York, 22 January 2008 – EMI Music Publishing, the world’s leading music publisher, has appointed Leo Corbett as Chief Operating Officer and Thomas Kelly as Chief Financial Officer, it was announced today by Chairman and CEO Roger Faxon. Corbett, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the company, has spent the last [...]

EMI Group announces fundamental restructuring of Recorded Music Division to respond to the needs of artists and consumers

London, 15 January 2008 — EMI Group is today announcing a series of wide-ranging initiatives within its Recorded Music division to enable the group to become the world’s most innovative, artist friendly and consumer-focused music company. In a series of presentations to staff, artists and managers, Guy Hands, EMI Group’s chairman, is unveiling a fundamental [...]

EMI Christian Music Publishing and Lilly Mack announce groundbreaking partnership

#1 Christian Music publisher and one of world’s largest indie Gospel publishers to create new markets for and take Gospel genre beyond traditional Gospel audience BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – January 11, 2008 – In one of the first deals of its kind, EMI CMG Publishing and Lilly Mack Publishing, home to the song catalogue of Grammy® [...]