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Month July 2009

EMI Music Mexico and Movic Records ink licensing agreement

EMI to release Movic Roster including Panda, Los Claxons, Insite and Nina Pilots throughout Latin America, US and Spain Mexico City, July 28 — EMI Music Mexico and indie label Movic Records have entered into a strategic alliance through which EMI will distribute the Movic roster of artists, including multi-platinum artist Panda in Mexico, the [...]

‘Waking Up In Vegas’ is third no.1 for Katy Perry

Platinum-plus ‘One Of The Boys’ album booms into year two Four hit singles, with over 9 million sold, deep July 27, 2009, New York, NY – What wakes up in Vegas…couldn’t possibly remain a secret, if it has anything to do with Katy Perry, the Capitol Records multi-platinum singer-songwriter who has completely captured the fun, [...]

A Fine Frenzy celebrates million-follower Twitter milestone with free download

Second Virgin Records album, Bomb In A Birdcage, to be released September 2009 July 23, 2009, New York, NY – Joining a select club of music notables, Virgin Records’ A FINE FRENZY marks a milestone in its close online relationship to its fans, as the band surpasses 1 million-plus Twitter followers. To celebrate the moment [...]

EMI Music to release Eva Simon’s worldwide online hit debut single ‘Silly Boy’

Secret pop diva’s smash hit has already clocked over 10 million views on YouTube prior to release Fans connecting to http://www.evasimons.com today will lay to rest months of online speculation as to the identity of the singer, new pop diva, Eva Simons, and her debut single Silly Boy. Simons’ electro-pop track Silly Boy first surfaced [...]

EMI Music expands global digital capabilities with key appointments

San Francisco, July 22, 2009 – EMI Music has announced a number of senior digital executive appointments within its central marketing organization and in its regional marketing teams. These executives – whose backgrounds include experience in music, technology and consumer brands like Google, Tesco and BSkyB, as well as with online retail and political campaigns [...]

Twista storms the top of the album charts with ‘Category F5′

Twista’s second no.1 album EMI Label Services delivers its fourth no.1 hip-hop/urban album (July 22, 2009, New York, NY) – The pride of Chicago, platinum-plus and Grammy-nominated hip-hop veteran TWISTA, has stirred up another unstoppable summer storm out of the Windy City, as his sixth studio album, CATEGORY F5, released last week on Get Money [...]

Emily West takes part in Lollipop Theater Network’s “Rhythm Of Hope” music programme

July 21, 2009 – Capitol Nashville’s Emily West took part in Lollipop Theater Network’s Rhythm of Hope event last week at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Rhythm of Hope is an interactive music program for pediatric patients that gives children a chance to create their own songs while learning the building blocks of [...]

Bat for Lashes’ ‘Two Suns’ nominated for 2009 Mercury Music Prize

Bat for Lashes’ album Two Suns has been nominated for the 2009 Mercury Prize. This is the second nomination in as many records for the delectable Natasha Khan, who was the only multiple nominee on this year’s list, elevating her into the ranks of other Mercury veterans like Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Amy Winehouse and Arctic [...]

Sweet Billy Pilgrim: ‘Twice Born Men’, a samadhisound records release, Mercury Music Prize 2009 Nomination

Full album release in partnership with EMI Label Services on August 3rd **Listen to the album here – http://press.sweetbillypilgrim.com/** It is with great pleasure that we announce today that the critically acclaimed British band Sweet Billy Pilgrim have been nominated for the hugely respected Mercury Music Prize for their stunning album Twice Born Men. Sweet [...]

Coldplay reaches another digital milestone, becoming the first artist to sell more than one million digital albums in US and two million worldwide

North American tour continues with two Los Angeles area shows this week Video for Strawberry Swing, Coldplay’s next single, premieres on Monday July 16, 2009 — Based on Nielsen SoundScan data, Coldplay is the first artist to sell more than 1 million full digital albums in the United States. The band has sold 1.358 million [...]