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Month December 2009

Conan one of the faces of Mars! Thirty Seconds to Mars on “Tonight Show”

Thirty Seconds to Mars, whose latest album, “This is War” included lots of elements from fans.  The band enlisted fans to create vocal and percussion sounds that were featured on several tracks, and encouraged fans to send in their photo for possible inclusion in one of thousands of unique album covers.  With the release out [...]

Beatles ’1′ is no.1 seller of the decade

Nielsen SoundScan have crunched the numbers and announced the top selling albums over the last decade in the US. And the winner? ’1′ by The Beatles which clocked up a stunning 11,499,000 sales over the decade. And coming in at number three is the multi-Grammy winning ‘Come Away With Me’ by Norah Jones which has [...]

Guvera Limited Signs Deals With EMI Music & IODA for 2010 US Launch

Guvera will help advertisers engage with consumers by providing free and legal music downloads NEW YORK, Dec. 9 — Guvera Limited, a search website for free music and digital content provided by brands, announced today a partnership with EMI Music and IODA, offering consumers free, legal downloads from their full music libraries. The announcement comes [...]

Best albums of the year

The Sunday Times in the UK published its annual countdown of its top albums of the year. EMI Classics showed its strength in the classical genre with five albums, more than any other label, chosen by the paper’s critics as being the best of the year. And who are we to disagree: Antonio Pappano – [...]

EMI partners with new digital music service from Guvera

Just announced out of the US is a new license deal between EMI and Guvera who are planning an interesting new approach for engaging with music consumers with free, licensed downloads. Here’s the full announcement: Guvera Limited Signs Deals With EMI Music & IODA for 2010 US Launch GUVERA WILL HELP ADVERTISERS ENGAGE WITH CONSUMERS [...]

The Muppets’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will be released as a single

It’s been a massive viral hit over the last couple of weeks – The Muppets take on Queen’s classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ as only The Muppets could – and now, after nine million video plays and counting, the song will definitely be released as a single, both in audio and video formats. In the UK the [...]

VEVO premium video service launch

Following on from the announcement of the partnership between EMI and premium video service VEVO earlier this week, VEVO marked the soon to be happening launch of its premium music video service US and Canada last night at a star-studded launch. CNET have some pictures of the event where the guest list included artists such [...]

EMI will release a new Pet Shop Boys EP, ‘Christmas’

On December 14 (December 15 in the US) EMI will release a new Pet Shop Boys EP, ‘Christmas’. Tracks are: It doesn’t often snow at Christmas (new version) My Girl All over the world (new version) Viva la vida/Domino dancing My Girl (our house mix) ‘It doesn’t often snow at Christmas’ originally was an exclusive [...]

The Faces of Mars

Thirty Seconds To Mars, releasing their great new album ‘This Is War’ today, have revealed the ‘Faces of Mars’ for the album’s cover. Fans, musicians, artists and other associates have leant their own face for individual album covers. Thousands of Faces of Mars album covers are now in stores worldwide along with the set’s original [...]

VEVO announces agreement with EMI Music

New premium music service to launch on December 8 with content from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Music NEW YORK December 7, 2009 — VEVO, the new premium music video and entertainment service, today announced an agreement in which EMI Music will join Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in providing [...]