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Month June 2008

EMI Music and Welk Music Group announce worldwide sales and distribution partnership

Legendary Vanguard, Sugar Hill and Ranwood labels to tap EMI’s network for digital and physical retail Los Angeles (June 30, 2008) – Welk Music Group, which includes such prestigious record labels as Vanguard, Sugar Hill and Ranwood, and EMI Music, one of the world’s leading independent music companies, have entered into an agreement in which [...]

Sigur Rós join Björk in concert to raise awarness of the growing aluminium smelting activity on Iceland’s natural landscape.

Nat Geo Music to webcast Björk and Sigur Rós concert live from Iceland on Saturday, June 28 Fans can see concert only at worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com NEW YORK (June 27, 2008)—Nat Geo Music, the music division of National Geographic Entertainment, will Webcast an open-air Náttúra concert live from Iceland on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Two of the [...]

The Verve – new single ‘Love Is Noise’ released 3rd August

The Verve, Richard Ashcroft (vocals), Simon Jones (bass), Nick McCabe (guitar) and Peter Salisbury (drums) release their first single for over ten years on Monday 3rd August 2008. Entitled Love Is Noise, the single is released on Parlophone Records and is their first single release since 1998′s Sonnet. Produced by the band and recorded at [...]

Katy Perry makes top 10 debut on US album chart

One Of The Boys debuts at number 9 on Soundscan Top 200 chart; Lead single, I Kissed a Girl, reaches number 1 on Digital Song chart NEW YORK – Capitol Records singer-songwriter Katy Perry conquers a career milestone this week as her debut album, One Of The Boys, enters Billboard’s US Top 200 album chart [...]

Dierks Bentley chosen as first-ever country artist to participate in Xbox LIVE ‘Game With Game’ and Xbox LIVE artist of the month program

NASHVILLE, TN – June 25, 2008 – “No more singing, just killing” Dierks Bentley communicated in the studio early last week through a wireless headset and controller as he shifted his focus from recording his next album to rocket launchers and sniper riffles in an online, trash-talking battle of Halo® 3, as the first country [...]

Coldplay’s Viva La Vida simultaneously tops the US and UK album charts

Album sets worldwide record on the iTunes Store 25 JUNE 2008 — Coldplay’s latest album, Viva La Vida, today debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 US album chart with over 720,000 copies sold in America in its first week of release there. In the UK, where Viva La Vida is the fastest-selling album [...]

Coldplay become the first British group in over 10 years to hit the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in America

In the UK their album ‘Viva La Vida’ is number one and is the fastest selling album of the year Coldplay today became the first British group in 11 years to top the American singles chart. The group’s song ‘Viva La Vida’, title track of their current album stands at number 1 in the US, [...]

Orange launches Musique Max in France with EMI’s music

On 12 June Orange is launching Musique Max, the market’s fullest unlimited music download service for PC and mobile Over a million titles available for downloading, in partnership with France’s top four music majors (EMI Music France, Sony BMG, Universal Music France and Warner Music) and two independent labels (Believe and Scorpio Music) Downloads to [...]

EMI Music Publishing extends its partnership with award winning rock songwriter and producer Brian Howes

New York, 12 June 2008 – EMI Music Publishing, the world’s leading music publisher, has extended its global agreement with hit Canadian producer and songwriter Brian Howes. The exclusive co-publishing deal will see EMI Music Publishing represent Howes’ extensive catalogue of songs around the world. Howes has recently penned songs with artists including Puddle of [...]

EMI and BBC Worldwide agree major deal to unlock music archive

London, 11 June 2008 — EMI Music and BBC Worldwide have struck a deal that will see thousands of hours of pop and rock music content, locked away for years, released to the public for the very first time. The arrangement allows the British-owned music company and its artists to release material from the corporation’s [...]