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Month April 2010

Lionel Loueke: NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

During a tour stop in Washington, DC, US radio network National Public Radio asked Blue Note Recording artist Lionel Loueke and members of his trio to record for their “Tiny Desk Concert” series.  The West African-born jazz guitarist obliged, squeezing into the tiny studio space with long time drummer/collaborator Ferenc Nemeth (but sans bass player).  [...]

Robyn joins EMI in the Nordic region

We’re very happy to announce that Robyn, one of Sweden’s most successful recording artists, has signed an exclusive deal with EMI Music for the Nordic region. Her much awaited fourth studio album, ‘Body Talk PT1′ will be released June 14. Robyn’s last album in 2007 was a huge success and featured the international hit single [...]

The Japanese Popstars are ready to Destroy

A new signing for EMI that we’re very excited about is The Japanese Popstars, a trio from Northern Ireland who have spent the last 18 months touring the world and winning huge numbers of fans to their sparkling electronic dance music. Hailed as the rightful heirs to the likes of Underworld, Leftfield, The Chemical Brothers [...]

‘Dark Night Of The Soul’ from Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse confirmed for July

We’re very pleased to be able to confirm the release in July of ‘Dark Night Of The Soul’, an album by audio auteur Danger Mouse and the already much-missed Sparklehorse. For this project the duo were joined by a very impressive list of collaborators: The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys, Jason Lytle, Julian Casablancas, Black Francis, [...]

Italian superstar Vasco Rossi in iPhone concert streaming first

In an innovative first for Italy, the huge concert in Turin tonight by Italian superstar Vasco Rossi will be available in full as a live stream through his hugely successful iPhone app, iVasco. As our chairman of EMI Music Italy, Marco Alboni, explains: “We are delighted to help Vasco Rossi in making a significant step [...]

EMI Music artists rate high on Amazon “best of 2010…so far” list

Amazon.com has just released their list, Amazon’s Best Albums of 2010…So Far!  And EMI Music artists are well represented in this top list of albums released in 2010. Amazon Picks: Best Albums the bird and the bee/Interpreting the Masters Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates Gorillaz/Plastic Beach Corinne Bailey Rae/The Sea [...]

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 [...]