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September 2008
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Month September 2008

San-e Ichii appointed president and CEO of EMI Music Japan

Masato Adachi Becomes Director and CFO TOKYO, 30 SEPTEMBER 2008 — EMI today announced that San-e Ichii will become president and CEO of EMI Music Japan as of 1 October. He will report in his new role to Adrian Cheesley, EMI Music’s president – Asia Pacific/Latin America. Mr. Ichii, who has held senior positions in [...]

EMI Music appoints Howard Handler as Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing for North America

Brings global consumer brand leadership from Virgin Mobile, The National Football League, MTV, “Saturday Night Live” and Quaker Oats to lead EMI’s marketing in #1 music market New York, September 29, 2008 – EMI Music has appointed Howard Handler to the new role of Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing, in North America. Handler, who [...]

EMI Classics and the Berliner Philharmoniker renew contract

LONDON 29 September 2008 – EMI Classics announce the renewal of their exclusive recording relationship with the Berliner Philharmoniker with a new five-year contract in addition to their on-going exclusive relationship with the orchestra’s Music Director, Sir Simon Rattle. The first fruit of the new agreement is Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, which is being [...]

EMI Music signs on to ‘MySpace Music’ joint venture

EMI Music and Sony ATV sign on to groundbreaking ‘MySpace Music’ joint venture alongside Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group The Orchard joins MySpace Music’s line-up of independent music distributors including ADA, Red, Fontana and Caroline Myspace Music launches first wave of new product offerings with all 4 major record [...]

KT Tunstall joins Cape Farewell for a journey to the Arctic

KT Tunstall heads off on an expedition of epic proportions this week along with fellow musicians such as Jarvis Cocker, Vanessa Carlton, Feist, and Martha Wainwright. They’ll be joined by various other artists, poets, theatre makers, and comedians, and led by Oceanographers and Geoscientists for a journey to the Arctic and to the frontline of [...]

EMI Music partners with Sony Ericsson as the company adds unlimited music download service to its PlayNow brand and expands PlayNow arena to new countries

PlayNow™ arena opens its doors in 5 new countries in the fourth quarter of 2008 Lund, Sweden—September 24th 2008—Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of PlayNow™ plus, a super-fast, high-quality music download service for Sony Ericsson customers, available for use on both phones and PCs. The service is due to launch commercially with operator Telenor [...]

Darius Rucker’s ‘Learn To Live’ takes #1 spot on country album chart

First country solo album for Hootie & The Blowfish frontman tops the country album chart the same week the album’s debut single takes #1 on country singles charts NASHVILLE, TN – September 24, 2008 – Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker’s debut country album, Learn To Live, has hit #1 on Billboard’s “Top Country [...]

War Child and EMI announce an incredible new album featuring all new and exclusive contributions from the biggest names in music

Heroes will be released in early 2009 on Parlophone, who are donating their profits to War Child War Child are proud to announce the release of their biggest and most ambitious album to date. Heroes, released by EMI’s Parlophone label in early 2009, features a unique and unprecedented collaboration between the biggest names in music [...]

“Was muss muss” – the first ‘best of’ double album by German superstar Herbert Grönemeyer

Cologne, 15 September 2008 – Herbert Grönemeyer is to release his first ‘best of’, a double album, including a new single and a previously unreleased song in English. Following a success story lasting over three decades, Was muss muss will be Herbert Grönemeyer’s first ‘best of’ album. It is scheduled for release on EMI Music [...]

EMI and Warner Music Group announce marketing and distribution partnership in South East Asia

Agreement builds upon existing relationship in India, the Middle East and North Africa London and New York, September 8, 2008—EMI Music and Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG) announced today a new marketing and distribution partnership in South East Asia, building on the companies’ existing relationship in India, the Middle East and North Africa. Under [...]