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Month March 2010

Pixies fans down under get instant live CD courtesy of Abbey Road Live

Alt-rock royalty The Pixies are currently in the middle of a tour of Australia and New Zealand  and thanks to the technical wizzadry of EMI’s Abbey Road Live unit, which is on the road with the band, fans are able to take home a high quality CD of the gig they’ve just seen on their [...]

Red-hot songwriter-producer duo NERVO join Astralwerks/Virgin, launch label

The hot songwriter/production duo NERVO — Aussie sisters Liv and Mim Nervo —  are joining Astralwerks and Virgin Records (more details here).  The hit-making twins will release their own music as artists for the first time ever.  They’ll also sign talent to their new imprint Nervo Records. Nervo has already chalked up impressive credits, including co-writing with newly minted pop star [...]

Astralwerks/Virgin Records signs red-hot songwriter-producer duo NERVO to multi-faceted artist and label deal

Aussie sisters Liv and Mim Nervo will release their own music for the first time ever as well as sign artists to their new imprint Nervo Records NERVO’s songwriting and production credits include Ke$ha, David Guetta, Pussycat Dolls, Hannah Montana, Kelly Rowland and many more March 23, 2010 — New York, NY — Astralwerks Records [...]

Nigel Kennedy presents latest album ‘Shhh!’ with special appearance by Boy George

“I am a natural improviser. I can’t just always stand up and follow a score.” So says Nigel Kennedy, and since first emerging into the public limelight aged 16, the virtuoso violinist has certainly proved that time and again, growing into one of the UK’s finest and most unpredictable musicians, as at home recording Bach, [...]

Non-Stop Andy Bell

Deluxe dance-pop? Check. Seductive electro anthems? Tick. Gold-plated disco grooves? Of course! Welcome to ‘Non-Stop’, the second solo album from one half of Erasure, Andy Bell, co-produced and co-written by Andy and Pascal Gabriel, the man who helped bring you top-notch hits from the likes of S’Express, Ladyhawke, Debbie Harry, Kylie and Little Boots. ‘Non-Stop’ [...]

Abbey Road Live success in Australia and New Zealand

Up to 25% of audience have bought live CDs following The Pixies’ shows Walking away from a fantastic live show no longer needs to be the end of a great night out – with Abbey Road Live you can take the show home on CD as you leave the venue! The high quality individually numbered [...]

MIYAVI – Samurai Guitarist

We’re very pleased to welcome MIYAVI to EMI, a fantastic musician known throughout the world as the ‘Samurai Guitarist’ who has recently signed with EMI Music Japan. At 2pm GMT today, March 23, you can catch an exclusive live broadcast of his rehearsals for his upcoming tour on his MySpace page – www.myspace.com/miyavi. Don’t be [...]

More Malice from Snoop Dogg

This week sees the release of Snoop’s latest album ‘More Malice’ – a follow up to ‘Malice N Wonderland’ released in December last year. The album, which will be released in the US on Tuesday, March 23, features five new songs including collaborations with Jay Z, Soulja Boy and Kid Cudi, two remixes and a [...]

Gorillaz announce first London dates since 2001

Having started a whistlestop tour of the UK last night, taking their rehearsals onto the road, Gorillaz have announced their first live dates in London in nearly 10 years. The shows, at the London Roundhouse on April 29 and 30, will feature full Gorillaz production, including animation, artwork and film. Music, taken from across all [...]

Naoko Terai wins prestigious Japanese cultural honour

Congratulations to EMI Music Japan voilinist Naoko Terai who has been presented with the prestigious Freshman Art Encouragement prize by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The art award is sponsored by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs and recogises individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and ground-breaking achievements in the field of [...]