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Year 2008

EMI Music’s Coldplay Earns Seven Grammy® Nominations Including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year

R&B ICON AL GREEN’S “LAY IT DOWN” DOMINATES THE R&B CATEGORY WITH FOUR NODS CAPITOL NASHVILLE’S LADY ANTEBELLUM GRABS TWO NOMS, INCLUDING BEST NEW ARTIST; TRACE ADKINS ALSO SCORES TWO CAPITOL’S BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST KATY PERRY NABS FIRST-EVER NOD FOR BEST POP FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE DANCE DUO DAFT PUNK GRABS TWO NODS IN DANCE CATEGORY, BOTH [...]

EMI Music partners with Amazon.co.uk as it launches Amazon MP3 music service

December 3 2008— Amazon.co.uk today launched Amazon MP3 – the simple-to-use digital music store offering over 3 million DRM-free (Digital Rights Management) songs which will work on any MP3 player including the iPod™- with top-selling albums from just £3 and individual songs from 59p. Amazon MP3 has all the convenience, choice and value that customers [...]

Keith Urban returns to the stage for 2009 tour

Tour to coincide with new album set for release on March 31st Keith Urban, one of country music’s most electric and critically hailed live performers, will hit the road again in 2009 with supporting acts including Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum, and The Zac Brown Band. The upcoming tour, which will [...]

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus ready sophomore album, ‘Lonely Road’, Feb 3

New release is follow-up to platinum-selling debut, Don’t You Fake It, with new single, You Better Pray out now NEW YORK, N.Y.—Virgin Records Jacksonville, FL, platinum rockers THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS have completed recording their sophomore album, Lonely Road, at the Valley Village, CA, studio of super-producer Howard Benson (Hoobastank, P.O.D., Less Than Jake, Daughtry, [...]

Katy Perry’s the ‘one’

Hot N Cold is No.1 in Top 40 radio play Breakthrough new artist to perform One Of The Boys album in 50-city 2009 world tour NEW YORK, NY November 18, 2008 – This years best new artist keeps breaking through. Capitol Records’ own Katy Perry adds another milestone to her already remarkable career, as the [...]

International jazz star Avishai Cohen joins the Blue Note family

PARIS – 13 NOVEMBER 2008 — EMI Music’s Blue Note label is proud to announce that its French team has signed a worldwide deal with charismatic bassist/composer/singer & band leader Avishai Cohen. Born April 20, 1970 in Israel, this extraordinary and eclectic artist is widely considered to be one of the biggest new stars on [...]

Capitol Records Nashville makes big impact at 2008 CMA Awards

Four nationally televised performances, a coveted award and a celebrity-filled after-party underscore Capitol Records Nashville’s reputation as one of country music’s most successful labels Label celebrates the night at Mr. Coffee-sponsored post-CMA party at Nashville hotspot Lime NASHVILLE, TN – Nov 13, 2008 – The 42nd Annual CMA Awards, billed as “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” [...]

Platinum artist Katy Perry launches first world tour

Global no.1 breakthrough new artist headlining 50 cities January through May 2009 NEW YORK, NY November 10, 2008 – The undisputed ruling “It Girl” of 2008, Capitol Records breakthrough artist KATY PERRY, will take her act on the road in early 2009, in her first international headline tour in the wake of the global success [...]

EMI Music announces leaders of three new business units

LONDON, 7 NOVEMBER 2008 — Elio Leoni-Sceti, chief executive of EMI Music, today confirmed the leadership of the company’s three newly-established global business units: New Music, Catalogue and Music Services. New Music Leoni-Sceti will lead the New Music unit as its president, in addition to his overall chief executive role. The leadership of New Music [...]

EMI Music appoints Ernesto Schmitt as president, catalogue

LONDON, 6 NOVEMBER 2008 – EMI Music has appointed Ernesto Schmitt as president of its catalogue business, reporting to Elio Leoni-Sceti, EMI Music’s chief executive. He will join EMI next month. Schmitt, 38, has a strong track record in media, retail and technology convergence, including experience in the music business. He joins EMI from DSG [...]