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Month February 2008

EMI artists win seven BRIT Awards

London, 21 February 2008 – EMI’s songwriters and artists enjoyed a tremendous night at the BRIT Awards yesterday with wins for Arctic Monkeys, Take That, Kylie Minogue, Mark Ronson and Kanye West, which meant that more than half of all the awards went to EMI talent. For the second consecutive year EMI Music Publishing songwriters [...]

Cherish album ‘The Truth’ arrives in April 2008

Red-Hot Single ‘KILLA’ featuring YUNG JOC Is Massive Multi-Media Breakout NEW YORK – THE TRUTH is on the way, and judging from every early sign, Sho’Nuff Records/Capitol Music Group quartet CHERISH is about to prove beyond doubt that in 2008, America wants THE TRUTH, the whole TRUTH, and nothing but THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH, the [...]

Dierks Bentley marks first five years with greatest hits album in stores May 6, 2008

“DB Hits/Fan Project” integral part of album rollout NASHVILLE, TN (Feb. 19, 2008) – Country music star Dierks Bentley is giving music fans creative control of his forthcoming greatest hits album by allowing them to handpick special content, cover art and the album title for the project, due in stores May 6, 2008 on Capitol [...]

J. Holiday launches spring US tour

First male R&B star to score two consecutive no.1s on urban chart, J. Holiday repeats blockbuster success of ‘Bed’ with new single ‘Suffocate’ NEW YORK — One of R&B’s brightest stars, J. HOLIDAY will hit the road for a nationwide tour with very special guest TREY SONGZ. The 21-city tour, which launches February 25th in [...]

EMI welcomes McCreevy announcement to restore balance to copyright term

Responding to today’s proposals by Commissioner Charlie McCreevy to extend the term of protection for sound recordings from 50 to 95 years, EMI Chairman Guy Hands said: “We welcome today’s proposals by Commissioner McCreevy. If implemented, these measures are excellent news for thousands of artists, many of whom rely on income from sound recordings for [...]

Iron Maiden Live After Death enters the UK charts at number 1

World tour ticket sales break box office records; Within Temptation added to UK stadium bill; Sky News coverage of Iron Maiden in India; Channel 9 coverage of Australian tour 14 February, 2008 — Iron Maiden’s year has got off to a roaring start with the February 4th release of the band’s long-awaited DVD Live After [...]

First studio album in four years from Lenny Kravitz – It Is Time For A Love Revoution – debuts at number 4 on Billboard album chart

Lenny Kravitz Scores Highest Studio Album Chart Debuts Of His Career February 13, 2008 — New York, NY — It Is Time For a Love Revolution, the latest studio album from legendary artist, Lenny Kravitz, debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, selling 73,000 copies in the U.S. The album debut represents [...]

EMI Music takes home 14 Grammy Awards

EMI’s legends and today’s stars dazzle audiences during 50th anniversary broadcast: Sinatra lives, Tina Turner rocks, Clark Sisters inspire in Aretha Tribute and The Beatles’ LOVE with Cirque de Soleil The Beatles’ LOVE wins two trophies. Karen Clark-Sheard and The Clark Sisters win three awards Grammys also go to Pepe Aguilar, Beastie Boys, Terence Blanchard, [...]

KT Tunstall announces Forest Tour dates

The fantastic K T Tunstall has announced two concerts as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Tour this Summer. The past 3 years have been a hectic time for KT Tunstall as she has become established as a phenomenally successful artist both sides of the Atlantic. Her debut album Eye To The Telescope has sold [...]

EMI Music and Ricall sign global deal for online music licensing platform

EMI to boost usage of its artists’ music with Ricall’s unique online music licensing platform LONDON, 11 FEBRUARY 2008 — Ricall, the leading online music licensing marketplace, has signed a global deal with EMI Music, one of the world’s top record companies. Under the new agreement, EMI will utilise Ricall’s online platform to help increase [...]