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Month March 2010

Corinne Bailey Rae, “The Blackest Lily” is NPR’s Song of the Day

National Public Radio in the US has selected Corinne Bailey Rae’s “The Blackest Lily” as its song of the day.  Have a listen!  She brings it.  Among the track’s producers: Corinne herself, along with The Roots’  ?uestlove, who also sits in on drums.    Her North American tour dates are here.

Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Bad Romance ahead of US tour

Thirty Seconds To Mars stopped by the Live Lounge in BBC Radio 1 in the UK on Monday March 29 where they performed ‘This Is War’ and a cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’. The band also picked up the award for ‘Ultimate Live Lounge Cover’ for their version of Kanye West’s ‘Stronger’ during a [...]

The Truth from Chiddy Bang

Following great reception in the UK to their debut single ‘Opposite Of Adults’ which has spent over five weeks in the top 20 and sold nearly 100,000 so far, Philadelphia hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang release their new single ‘Truth’ on May 17. ‘Truth’ is another stomping tune that stays true to the band’s new school [...]

Parlophone take MTV’s Gonzo

MTV UK recently held a ’10 for 10’ initiative to highlight 10 breaking new artists, including EMI’s very own Tinie Tempah. To encourage maximum label support, MTV offered their Gonzo couch as a prize for the team that worked the hardest on the initiative. And the winning team was…Parlophone! Congratulations to all. Here are the [...]

You Me At Six – new single, Reading and Leeds confirmation

Exuberant British five piece rock band You Me At Six release their new single ‘Liquid Confidence’ on April 19 through Virgin Records and have been confirmed for the main stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival in the UK. The boys have two live dates planned in Japan next month and will then head [...]

Free Wagner download

To celebrate the release of the new album from tenor Simon O’Neill, ‘Father and Son’, EMI Classics are offering a download of ‘In Fernem Land’ from Wagner’s Lohengrin, absolutely free! Get it now here.

EMI artists offer support for Chilean earthquake relief effort

On February 27 Chile was impacted by a severe earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter Scale. On March 27, Chilean singer-songwriter Alberto Plaza was joined by 27 artists from EMI and other labels from across Latin America and Spain to record a new version of his classic song ‘Que cande la vida’. The song, a [...]

Jónsi full album stream now available

The debut English language album by Sigur Rós singer Jónsi, ‘Go’, is out next week. Ahead of the release you can now stream the album in full through NPR and MySpace (UK only). Listen here: NPR First Listen; MySpace

Title, cover unveiled for new LCD Soundsystem album

LCD Soundsystem have taken the wraps off the cover and announced the title for their upcoming album, “This is Happening.”  And yes, it’s supposed to show James Murphy sideways!  Album is out May 17th, May 18th in the US.

Chemical Brothers get ready to go Further

The Chemical Brothers have confirmed the release of their seventh studio album, ‘Further’, on June 7/June 8 (US) through Freestyle Dust/EMI. And for the first time the album will be released with films made specifically for each of the eight tracks. The films will be included on an iTunes LP and a special edition DVD. [...]