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Month March 2008

Raphaël’s new album, ‘Je sais que la terre est plate’, enters the French charts at number one

31 March 2008 — Je sais que la terre est plate, the fourth studio album from EMI Music France artist Raphaël, has debuted at number one on the official French Ifop album chart with first week sales of 72,248. Released on Monday 17 March by EMI’s Delabel imprint, the album is also number one in [...]

EMI Music supports launch of TDC’s new Danish mobile and broadband digital music service PLAY

31 March 2008 — TDC, a leading provider of communications solutions in the Nordic region, today launches a new, ground-breaking music service that offers their Danish mobile and broadband customers unlimited access to music downloads from renowned local and international acts, without additional charge. Three of the world’s major music companies and a large number [...]

EMI Music Japan’s Utada Hikaru returns to the no.1 spot with 5th album

Tokyo, 31 March 2008 – Japanese superstar Utada Hikaru’s new album HEART STATION, which debuted at #1 on the current official Japanese Oricon album chart, was today confirmed to have sold 480,000 units in its first week, more than any other studio album this year. HEART STATION is Utada’s sixth consecutive release to debut at [...]

Queen + Paul Rodgers Rock The Cosmos 2008 concert tour

Well, at least UK, Northern Eurasia, Central, Southern and Eastern Europe With highly anticipated return to Latin America expected to follow. Tour heralds in first new Queen studio album in 13 Years 19 March 2008 – With a new album in the pipeline – the first new studio album to carry the Queen name since [...]

Al Green’s new Blue Note album ‘Lay It Down’ truly tells it like it is

The title of Al Green’s Lay It Down truly tells it like it is. Conceived as a collaboration between the soul legend and a handful of gifted young admirers from the worlds of contemporary R&B and hip hop, the album is drawn from a series of inspired sessions that yielded the most high-spirited, funky and [...]

Country stars come together to support youth development organisation 4-H

The National 4-H Council & EMI Music Special Markets join forces to create Clover Country available March 25 To Feature 4-H alumni including Sugarland, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Hillary Lindsey, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Luke Bryan and Alabama. Los Angeles, CA , March 13, 2008 — Some of country [...]

Everything Right Now In Time! Iron Maiden’s best of Eighties album heralds a download revolution – 12 May

60 million in Brazil see Maiden on national TV as Somewhere Back In Time tour rolls through the stadiums of South America Bruce Dickinson ‘Chemical Wedding’ film launch at Cannes Film Festival – 17 May More standing tickets made available for Twickenham Stadium – 5 July Iron Maiden have prevailed over the world of heavy [...]

Sigur Rós take over YouTube homepage with full-length screening of ‘Heima’ and fan-created videos

6 March 2008 — YouTube, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, today announced that Sigur Rós will take over both the homepage on the global site and the UK YouTube site tomorrow (Friday March 7th), becoming the first group to ever have a feature-length music [...]

EMI Group announces senior appointments to run key business units

London, 3 March 2008: EMI Group, one of the world’s leading music groups, is pleased to announce two important appointments to run two new major business units within its recorded music division, EMI Music. Stephen Alexander is appointed as Executive Vice President of EMI Music Catalogue, Compilations, Studios and Archives (CCSA), a new group that [...]