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Month January 2010

Blur’s ‘No Distance Left To Run’ film premieres in London

Graham Coxon, Damon Albarn, Alex James and Dave Rowntree were all in London last night for the premiere of ther new movie, ‘No Distance Left To Run’. The film is a documentary about Blur, telling the story of the band in their own words as they get set to perform together for the first time [...]

New Lady Antebellum album almost here

As we gear up for the release of Lady Antebellum's hotly tipped second album, 'Need You Now', on January 26, the band have posted their latest webisode which follows Hilary, Dave and Charles as they promote the album ahead of its release. Over a series of interviews they cover areas such as how they write [...]

Pet Shop Boys unveil live album artwork

Next month The Pet Shop Boys are releasing ‘Pandemonium’, a live CD and DVD recorded at London’s O2 Arena on December 21 and through one of their ‘Pet Tweets’ have unveiled the fantastic artwork – shown here below. The film of the concert was made by David Barnard, director of the Boys’ 2006 live film [...]

KT Tunstall joins line-up for climate-focused Shift festival

KT Tunstall has been confirmed as one of the performers at the climate-focused Shift Festival at London’s South Bank Centre later this month. Organised by the Cape Farewell organisation, the gig takes place on Saturday January 30 and will see KT join Robyn Hitchcock, Graham Coxon and Kathryn Williams to celebrate the Cape Farwell-organised trip [...]

Priority Records celebrates its first 25 years

Following the release last December of Snoop Dogg’s ‘Malice N Wonderland’, EMI’s Priority Records, the seminal rap label behind hip-hop legends including N.W.A., Ice Cube and Easy-E, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark the milestone the label is releasing a series of commemorative albums throughout the year, starting on February 23 with [...]

Priority Records celebrates 25th Anniversary in 2010 with Creative Chairman Snoop Dogg at the helm

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 11 — Following the December 8 release of Snoop Dogg’s tenth studio album, Malice N Wonderland, Priority Records will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2010 with a year-long catalog campaign showcasing the legendary gangsta rap label’s most influential artists and recordings. Snoop Dogg, Priority’s Creative Chairman, will oversee the release of several [...]

Norah Jones’ sales pass the 40 million mark

Congratulations to Norah Jones who has just seen her career sales pass an astonishing 40 million worldwide! Next week Blue Note Records release the ‘Chasing Pirates Remix EP’ featuring mixes of ‘Chasing Pirates’ from her beautiful new album ‘The Fall’ by Santigold and Snotty and Droogs as well as The NYC Remix by Adrock and [...]

EMI Music Makes Key Appointments at its Blue Note and Manhattan Labels in North America

Bruce Lundvall Appointed Chairman Emeritus of Blue Note Ian Ralfini Becomes President of Blue Note and Manhattan Labels New York, NY, January 7, 2010 – EMI Music has made key appointments at its jazz and adult pop labels in the US. Bruce Lundvall, who has been at the helm of Blue Note for the past [...]

Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Coldplay and Blur artwork issued as stamps

The Royal Mail in the UK have today issued a gorgeous set of postage stamps based on iconic album artwork by British artists. Of the 10 classic covers featured, four are released by EMI – ‘The Division Bell’ by Pink Floyd, David Bowie‘s ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’, [...]

Barenaked Ladies sign worldwide deal with EMI Music

New album ‘All In Good Time’ in stores March 30 Los Angeles, CA (January 6, 2010) – Acclaimed multi-platinum pop-rock group the BARENAKED LADIES and their label Raisin’ Records have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with ­­­­­­­EMI Music’s Label Services unit and are gearing up for the March 30th release of their 11th studio album, [...]