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Month April 2010

Alice In Chains, Slash, Sick Puppies visit indie shops on Record Store Day

This Saturday, April 17th is the 3rd annual Record Store Day – and this year, it’s being celebrated in thousands of indie music stores in 18 countries.  Indie music fans will have the chance to pick up limited edition vinyl releases (check participating retailers around the world or in the US), snap up free samples [...]

EMI Music at Coachella

Photo by: Ryan Muir If you’re Coachella-bound this weekend, you’re in for an amazing line up that includes some highly-anticipated performances from EMI Music artists, including headliners such as LCD Soundsystem, deadmau5, David Guetta and Gorillaz (see schedule below). If you’re not headed to the Indio Polo fields this weekend, no problem. The EMI team [...]

Jónsi’s new single, Animal Arithmetic released May 24

The new track from Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi is summery, vibrant and an explosive splash of drums, keyboards and woodwind instruments. It has catchy lyrics, stating, “Every time everyone everything is full of life, everyday everywhere people are so alive.” Jónsi will be making UK festival appearances at Latitude and Bestival. Animal Arithmetic carries Jónsi [...]

In-stores, swag and vinyl in store at Record Store Day this weekend

This Saturday, music fans in many parts of the globe might find some extremely cool stuff in store for them:  it’s Record Store Day!  Limited edition vinyl, free stuff and in-store performances will be happening in 18 countries beginning Saturday at thousands of independent record stores. As reported earlier, in the UK, Parlophone’s getting into [...]

LCD Soundsystem “This Is Happening” album preview

LCD Soundsystem’s upcoming album, “This is Happening” is now available for preview at the band’s website.   Details on the album, out next month are here. LCD’s James Murphy & band have just wrapped a few secret shows in New York and are making their way across the US to be one of the headliners on [...]

Saving Abel performs USO concert on aircraft carrier

Rock band Saving Abel recently teamed up again with the USO for a concert in front of US troops.  On April 11th, the band was airlifted to an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean and boarded aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson as part of a USO concert at sea.  Spreading cheer to sailors returning [...]

US album chart rings to Slash, Lady A and Now! 33

Every Wednesday the new US charts are published and the great news this week is that three of the top five albums are releases from EMI Music. Slash‘s new self-titled set debuts at number three, Lady Antebellum‘s massive hit album ‘Need You Now’ is at number four, while the latest American installment of the blockbuster [...]

TheBeatlesRockBand.com nominated for a Webby

The BeatlesRockBand.com has been nominated for a Webby Award, in the Web/Games-Related category! You can also vote for the site in the Webby’s People’s Voice Award category.  Register and vote here. Be sure to follow The Beatles at Twitter (http://twitter.com/thebeatles) and re-tweet their message: TheBeatlesRockBand.com has been nominated for a Webby Award! Vote for the [...]

Eli “Paperboy” Reed sets Aug date for US debut album

Brooklyn-based soul singer Eli “Paperboy” Reed will make his major label debut with the August 10 release of Come And Get It on Capitol Records in the U.S. The album, an irrepressible, largely self-penned, 12-song set produced by Mike Elizondo, will be released May 10 on EMI’s Parlophone label in the U.K. where Reed is [...]

Multiple Classical Brit nominations for EMI Classics

Congratulations to our nominees for the 2010 Classical Brit Awards which were announced in London last night. EMI Classics exclusive artist Antonio Pappano picked up two nominations – Male Artist of the Year and the Critics’ Award (which he won previously in 2006), star soprano Angela Gheorghiu is up for Female Artist of the Year, [...]