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EMI Music confirms senior corporate appointments

London, 28 May 2009: EMI, one of the world’s leading music companies, confirms a number of senior corporate appointments. Chris Kennedy has been appointed Chief Investment Officer and President, Corporate Development. Chris will also continue to serve as a member of the EMI Music Executive Committee. Andrew Chadd will succeed Chris in the role of [...]

EMI’s Virgin Records agrees worldwide partnership with deadmau5

LONDON, 18 MAY 2009 – EMI Music’s Virgin label has agreed a worldwide partnership with deadmau5, the award-winning producer and electronic artist. This long-term joint venture agreement between Virgin and deadmau5 will see them working together on all live, recording, sponsorship, television, film and merchandising activities, helping deadmau5 to further develop his phenomenal career and [...]

EMI names Shabs Jobanputra as president, Virgin UK

A&R executive behind KT Tunstall, Joss Stone and Seth Lakeman to lead label LONDON, 18 MAY 2009 – EMI Music has today announced that Shabs Jobanputra, one of the UK’s most successful A&R executives of the last 10 years and the co-founder of EMI’s joint venture label Relentless, has been promoted to the position of [...]

Double victory for EMI Classics at 10th anniversary Classical Brit awards

Alison Balsom wins Female Artist of the Year – first British artist ever to win this award Howard Goodall wins Composer of the Year EMI Classics celebrates a double victory at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards, the 10th anniversary show, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall on 14th May 2009. Trumpeter Alison Balsom [...]

EMI Music signs exclusive deal with Immodesty Blaize

LONDON, 11 May 2009 – EMI Music is pleased to announce the beginning of an exciting new partnership with Immodesty Blaize, the leading showgirl, novelist and TV personality, and her spectacular ‘Tease Show’. The first project to emerge from this partnership will be a television special, film and DVD release of Immodesty’s spectacular live ‘Tease [...]

‘Iron Maiden: Flight 666′ cinema milestone

Over 100,000 admissions from special event screenings on 500 screens in 42 countries LONDON, UK, 11th May, 2009 – Arts Alliance Media today announced the success of the award-winning documentary film, ‘IRON MAIDEN: FLIGHT 666′. 70% of the total admissions, which exceeded 100,000, were from one-day-only special event screenings, day and date, on April 21st. [...]

EMI Music appoints Ronn Werre and David Kassler as Chief Operating Officers

LONDON, 8 MAY 2009 — EMI Music has appointed Ronn Werre and David Kassler as Chief Operating Officers. Reporting to Elio Leoni-Sceti, EMI Music’s Chief Executive Officer, Werre and Kassler will oversee EMI’s operations in 32 countries and help the company to implement its plans for growth and revenue diversification. Leoni-Sceti said: “With our major [...]

EMI Music records strong improvement in full-year operating performance

• Ebitda more than trebled to £163 million (2008: £51 million)* ** • Operating cash inflow of £190 million (2008: cash outflow of £142 million) • Turnover up 4% to £1,072 million • Market share broadly maintained at 9.5% (2008: 9.7%) * Unless otherwise stated, the figures in this release are based on statutory exchange [...]

Fairmont & EMI Music launch new music platform online

Hotel guests to have exclusive access to digital music through the Fairmont Music Store; frequent quests to receive 15% savings on song downloads TORONTO, May 6, 2009 – Looking for an innovative way to further enrich the guest experience and provide travelers with a hotel benefit “in tune” with their needs, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts [...]

EMI Music France and YellowKorner join forces on innovative Iggy Pop merchandising offer

Limited-series of photographic portraits is timed to release of the music icon’s new album, Preliminaires PARIS- 5 May 2009— YellowKorner, a European leader in the production and merchandising of limited-edition contemporary photography, and EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies, have teamed up to bring music fans a limited- edition, exclusive set of [...]