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Day April 20, 2010

EMI Music Remembers Guru, Innovative Hip-Hop Legend

EMI Music joins music fans around the world in mourning one of hip-hop’s most respected innovators, Guru, who passed away Monday at age 43.  Guru’s inimitable MC flow and lyrical style transcended genre, creating an influential new sound and elevating social consciousness in hip-hop.  EMI Music and Virgin Records are honored to have had the [...]

Luke Bryan & Emily West Release Celebrity Apprentice Performance Tracks on iTunes

Capitol Nashville’s LUKE BRYAN and EMILY WEST appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice in the US on Sunday night.  This week, the celebs, who are competing on the Donald Trump-hosted show to win assignments to raise money for their respective charities, had a Nashville-themed challenge.  The assignment:  create and execute a makeover of up-and-coming Capitol Nashville [...]

Anita Baker headlines New Orleans Jazz Fest, returns to studio in Nashville

Anita Baker will be a headliner at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 25th, and has just started work on a new album in Nashville, planned for release by Blue Note Records later in 2010. “I’m going to Nashville to mix it up, shake it and see what comes out” says the [...]

Nat King Cole one of NPR’s “50 Great Voices” in series

National Public Radio in the U.S. is featuring legendary crooner Nat King Cole today as one of its “50 Great Voices” today. The story on Cole, “an American trailblazer” and Capitol Recording artist, is here. One commentator remarked:  “If I’d gotten a spanking one day, Nat’s voice would smooth that out.” The feature also offers [...]

Lily Allen, Bat For Lashes nominated for Ivor Novellos

The Ivor Novello awards are widely accepted as the UK’s most prestigious songwriting honours and so we were very pleased to hear that Lily Allen and Bat For Lashes were among the nominees announced today for this year’s awards. ‘Daniel’ by Bat For Lashes is up for Best Contemporary Song while Lily Allen’s ‘The Fear’ [...]

New Kylie album and single confirmed

Single ‘All The Lovers’ out in June, followed by album ‘Aphrodite’ in July! More info at kylie.com.