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Year 2008

Depeche Mode sign worldwide exclusive deal with EMI Music – to include the US for the first time

Agreement expands EMI label Mute’s decades-long relationship with multi-platinum electronic music vanguards Depeche Mode to release new album in April 2009, followed by first-ever stadium tour in May LONDON, 7 OCTOBER 2009 — EMI Music is thrilled to announce that it has signed an exclusive worldwide deal with multi-platinum recording artists Depeche Mode. EMI Music’s [...]

Deluxe edition of Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ scheduled for November release

Two-disc set, Viva La Vida – Prospekt’s March edition, features eight previously unreleased tracks, including a collaboration with Jay-Z; Prospekt’s March also available as EP North American tour resumes October 20th; Coldplay confirmed as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” October 25th And the band yesterday won two major awards at the Q Magazine Awards [...]

EMI Music artists triumph at Q Awards

LONDON, 6 OCTOBER 2008 — EMI Music is proud to announce that its artists won in five of the major categories in today’s Q Awards. Coldplay, who won two categories, David Gilmour, Massive Attack and Glen Campbell all picked up their awards in person at the event in London earlier today. Their awards were: Coldplay: [...]

Kylie and Coldplay win big at the BT Digital Music Awards

EMI Music’s Parlophone wins 4 out of 5 nominations LONDON, 3 OCTOBER 2008 — EMI Music artists Coldplay and Kylie were the big winners at this year’s BT Digital Music Awards in London on 1 October, each winning two awards making Parlophone the most successful record label of the evening. Coldplay won the Best Rock/Indie [...]

Nokia launches pioneering ‘Comes With Music’ digital entertainment service

New service offers customers unprecedented freedom and value EMI Music, independents and music publishers join offering Nokia Remix, London, United Kingdom and Singapore – At the Nokia Remix event held today in London and Singapore, Nokia announced the debut of its pioneering Comes with Music digital entertainment service which offers consumers a new way to [...]

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 [...]