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Month March 2009

EMI Music promotes Cory Ondrejka to EVP digital marketing

LONDON, 23 MARCH 2009 — EMI Music today announced the promotion of Cory Ondrejka to the newly-created position of executive vice president, digital marketing. In this key role, Ondrejka will help to advance the company’s digital marketing capability, developing new consumer and market insight resources and leading EMI’s experimentation with new digital marketing and product [...]

Walking on a platinum dream

“Spectacular…Fleetwood Mac playing with MGMT on stage with Prince” – The Sun A platinum selling debut is the dream of many an artist but one that has now come true for Empire of the Sun whose Walking On A Dream album has now sold more than 70,000 copies in Australia, as has their single of [...]

J. Holiday’s ‘Round 2′ album debuts at no.4 in the US

It’s Yours is top 15 hit at urban radio; Round 2 also debuts at no.2 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart Billbaord Top 200 no.4 entry is personal best for Grammy, American Music Award and BET Award nominee (New York, NY – March 18th) – Entering the national Billboard Top 200 album sales chart at No. [...]

Beastie Boys: Check Your Head deluxe reissue in stores April 7

Preorders to begin March 30 for multiple configurations including extremely limited deluxe 4 LP 180HQ vinyl box set Hollywood Bowl Headline Show Confirmed for September 24 New York, NY – March 16, 2009 – On March 30, Beastie Boys’ third album Check Your Head will be the next B Boys classic to receive the remastered [...]

Vodafone’s music catalogue from EMI, Universal Music and Sony switches to digital rights management free MP3 format for mobile and PC

First global mobile network operator to offer DRM free music across both mobile phones and PCs Customers are free to play their downloaded music on any of their digital devices Over a million tracks to choose from including a huge selection of today’s top artists such as Britney Spears, Coldplay, Duffy, Lady Gaga, Lily Allen [...]

Saving Abel scores gold and platinum – band extending road dates with Seether and Nickelback through summer

Saving Abel album is RIAA gold #1 Rock/Top 10 Top 40 hit Addicted certified platinum; Most played song of 2008 at Active Rock Radio Second single 18 Days already a top 5 rock and top 10 alternative smash currently heating up Top 40 and Hot AC radio Third hit single is Drowning (Face Down); impacting [...]

No. 1 UK Classical Chart position for EMI Classics recording of ‘Madama Butterfly’ starring Angela Gheorghiu

EMI Classics is delighted to announce that on Sunday 8th March, its brand new complete studio recording of the Puccini opera Madama Butterfly starring Angela Gheorghiu in the title role, went straight to No. 1 in the UK Classical Chart. “Immaculately recorded, spacious and evocative.” The Times “Her [Angela Gheorghiu] voice is dazzlingly beautiful and [...]

Black Hole Recordings and EMI Label Services team up for UK & Ireland sales and distribution

LONDON, 6 MARCH 2009 – EMI Music and leading indie label Black Hole Recordings are pleased to announce a new sales and distribution agreement for physical releases in the UK and Ireland. The Dutch company is one of the top names in electronic dance music with its 10 imprints home to a roster of artists [...]

Pet Shop Boys release their tenth studio album “Yes” in the US on April 21 on Astralwerks

One of the most iconic and influential pop acts in the world, Pet Shop Boys return with their tenth album and first for Astralwerks on April 21, 2009. In a career spanning over 2 decades, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have created some of the most beloved and recognizable hits in the [...]

Apple Corp Ltd., MTV and Harmonix announce “The Beatles: Rock Band,” worldwide release set for 9/9/09

New York, NY – March 5, 2008 – Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band (http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com). The music-based video game, an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles, [...]