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The world’s most successful CD compilation series “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” joins forces with “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller to create global music show

Announcement comes on 10th anniversary of NOW That’s What I Call Music! New York, NY, January 30th,2009 – The world’s best-selling CD compilation series, NOW That’s What I Call Music!, is to partner with Simon Fuller – founder of 19 Entertainment, and creator of “American Idol” – to bring the NOW brand to television and [...]

Keith Urban “Defying Gravity”

All the rumors can finally be put to rest, as Keith Urban has given his forthcoming March 31st CD release a name. “Defying Gravity” will feature Keith’s 18th Top 10 single “Sweet Thing.” “I’ve always approached making records as a journey where I just have to let myself go,” said Urban. “If the conditions are [...]

EMI’s Music Services unit adds sponsorship and merchandise capabilities; outlines global offering and senior team

Peter Palmer joins EMI to lead global merchandising Violet Gonzalez appointed to new sponsorship role in North America Los Angeles, California, JANUARY 22, 2009: Ronn Werre, President of EMI’s new Music Services unit, today announced the appointment of merchandise and sponsorship experts and confirmed the senior members of his worldwide team. EMI Music Services’ mission [...]

EMI Music artists Coldplay, Katy Perry, Iron Maiden & The Verve nominated for 2009 Brits; Pet Shop Boys to receive Outstanding Contribution to Music award

LONDON, 21 JANUARY 2009 – EMI Music artists Coldplay, Iron Maiden, The Verve and Katy Perry have all been nominated for this year’s BRIT Awards. In addition, the Pet Shop Boys will be presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize. Coldplay, whose ‘Viva La Vida’ has now sold over 6.6 million copies, won the [...]

EMI Music names global and regional marketing heads

LONDON, 20 JANUARY 2009 — EMI Music today announced key executive appointments to its global marketing team as the company builds a truly global, consumer-led marketing model designed to maximise the results that EMI delivers for its artists. The EMI Music marketing organisation now includes two global priorities teams focusing on major international releases from [...]

EMI makes senior appointments

EMI Group, the leading global music company, is pleased to announce a number of senior appointments in its two operating businesses, EMI Music and EMI Music Publishing. EMI Music Charles Allen CBE has been appointed non-executive Chairman of EMI Music, the recorded music business.Charles is an experienced media industry leader and was formerly Chief Executive [...]

Depeche Mode – New Album ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ Out April 20, 2009 Features First New Single ‘Wrong’

January 15, 2009 – Groundbreaking, chart-topping electro legends Depeche Mode are proud to announce the release of their long-anticipated new studio album, ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ on April 20, 2009 (Mute/EMI). Eclectic and energised, the band’s new release is their most dazzling and diverse album in decades. Recorded in Santa Barbara and New York, Depeche [...]

EMI Music taps Boosey & Hawkes to represent legendary Blue Note label for synch exploitation

London, January 14 2009 – EMI Music has tapped Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishing to represent legendary jazz imprint Blue Note Records for synchronization of its master recordings on a global basis. EMI appointed Boosey & Hawkes for its expertise in jazz repertoire as Blue Note celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Founded in 1939, [...]

EMI Music signs with MUZU.TV

Dublin, Ireland – 14 Jan, 2008 – MUZU.TV, a new music TV website and distribution platform has signed a video licensing deal with major label EMI Music, covering UK and Ireland territories. Through this new agreement with EMI, MUZU.TV users will get free access to more than 5,000 videos from EMI Music’s catalogue. EMI Music [...]

NOW That’s What I Call Music (1)

For the first time EVER on strictly limited-edition CD, the world’s biggest compilation series sees the re-release of the very record where it all began… Now That’s What I Call Music (1). Today, Now…, on it’s 71st instalment as well as a variety of spin-offs and worldwide editions, consistently reaches number 1 on the compilations [...]