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Month April 2010

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.

Blur – ‘Fool’s Day’ free download

Blur recorded a new song ‘Fool’s Day’ especially for Record Story Day on Saturday (April 17). 1,000 7″ vinyl copies were pressed for UK record shops and have all now sold out but don’t worry if you weren’t able to get one – ‘Fool’s Day’ is available for free digitally. Blur manager Chris Morrison explains:  [...]

Tinie Tempah gets Frisky

The breakout story of the year, UK hip-hop’s newest superstar, London MC Tinie Tempah has announced that his second single, ‘Frisky’, the follow up to the monster hit ‘Pass Out’, will be released in June. Tinie recently debuted ‘Frisky’ on UK TV show Koko Pop which you can watch here. Having joined Chipmunk on tour [...]

Lady A clean up at the ACM Awards

Lady Antebellum‘s amazing year just keeps on getting better. Last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas the trio won a stunning FIVE awards including Song of the Year and Single of the Year for ‘Need You Now’ and Top Vocal Group. Watch them here rehearsing and being interviewed just before [...]

Luz Casal honoured by Mayor of Paris

Luz Casal is one of the best loved artists from Spain and last week she was honoured with the Grande Médaille de Vermeil from the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë. Our congratulations to Luz on this honour! Luz released her latest album, ‘La Pasion’ last November. Her 12th overall and first since joining EMI, the [...]

Follow Gorillaz at Coachella with the new Tweetenator

Follow all the mayhem and brilliance of Gorillaz’ Coachella performance this Sunday by checking out the new Twitter aggregator page, now on Gorillaz.com. Fans across the world that can’t make it to Coachella this year can follow all the action in real time as fans on the ground at the festival tweet photos, videos, and [...]

Record Store Day in UK: limited edition vinyl from The Beatles, Blur, plus performance from Sweet Billy Pilgrim

UK music afficianados are gearing up for Record Store Day tomorrow, April 17 and Billboard has the details.  More than UK 150 Indie music retailers — almost twice the number as last year — are participating as part of this international initiative. Nearly 110 exclusive, limited edition releases are being offered in these shops, but [...]

Snoop, Corinne Bailey Rae, Slash, Norah Jones among confirmed performers at Glastonbury 2010

The line-up for this year’s Glastonbury has been confirmed, featuring a number of EMI Music artists over the three day UK festival The famous Glastonbury Pyramid Stage will play host on the Friday to Priority Records Creative Chairman Snoop Dogg and Corinne Bailey Rae (pictured below performing earlier this year) and Slash and Norah Jones [...]

Abbey Road wins Studio of the Year

Great news for our colleagues at Abbey Road – last night they won the Best Studio of the Year Award at this year’s Music Week Awards in London. Congratulations!