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Free Energy are mtvU’s latest freshmen

Philadelphia rockers Free Energy have just won this round of Freshmen on mtvU.  Videos in The Freshmen are chosen by fan votes, and the winners added to on-air rotation on MTV’s indie rock-centric network in the US. Their debut album ‘Stuck on Nothing,’ which was produced by DFA/Capitol’s own James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, is [...]

Snoop Dogg remixes Tinie Tempah’s ‘Pass Out’

Snoop Dogg has given his own Doggfather seal of approval to Tinie Tempah‘s huge UK chart topping hit ‘Pass Out’ by producing his own remix of the track. Check it out here: Both Snoop and Tinie will be playing at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK next weekend – Snoop on the main stage on [...]

EMI to reposition itself as a comprehensive rights management company serving artists and songwriters worldwide

Roger Faxon appointed EMI Group Chief Executive Following the recent successful fundraising for EMI Group from the Terra Firma funds and the clear expression of support for the business, EMI Group is pleased to announce the results of its strategic review into how EMI Recorded Music and EMI Music Publishing could best work together to [...]

EMI Canada Artists tapped for prestigious Polaris Prize

Canada’s Polaris Music Prize Long List was announced today (awarded to artists for creative merit by a jury of peers) and we are proud to announce that the following EMI Music Canada Label Services albums are on the list: Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record    (Arts&Crafts) Basia Bulat – Heart Of My Own     (Secret City [...]

Lady A get Teen Choice Award nod

A week after winning a CMT award for Best Video by a country group, Lady A earned a nomination for top country group in the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, announced yesterday.  Fans determine winner — check out more info on how to vote for your faves here. The awards will air on FOX on Monday, [...]

The Chemical Brothers new album get a thumbs up from Pitchfork

The Chemical Brothers’ new album ‘Further’ earned an 8 out of 10 rating from influential music blog Pitchfork this week.  They describe ‘Further’ as “a “suite of warm, gooey utopianism, one that never smashes you over the head with obvious hooks or high-concept floor-fillers. It’s a slow, patient piece of work, all vibe and no frenzy.”  [...]

Katy Perry’s new video debuts: sweet!

Craving something sweet?  Katy Perry‘s video for her #1 song “California Gurls” debuted around the world this week, and the Mathew Cullen-directed clip finds her and her pal Snoop Dogg  in a dream-like candyland, complete with marching gummy bears, wiggling candy canes and other yummy treats.  She tells MTV News, “It’s definitely something to watch when you [...]

Nordic number ones

A great result for our colleagues in the Nordic countries this week where EMI releases are topping various charts across the region. The new album from pop queen Robyn (below), released on Monday, is leading the iTunes charts in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Hellbillies are currently number one in the Norwegian official album chart with [...]

Priority Records continues 25th anniversary with compilation of Snoop Dogg recommended tracks

Priority Records continues its 25th anniversary celebration with the July 13 release in the US of a new compilation showcasing the most influential and best known artists from the famous label’s first quarter century. Priority’s Creative Chairman, Snoop Dogg, selected the 17 tracks which include recordings from NWA, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Mack 10 as well [...]

New Gorillaz video for ‘On Melancholy Hill’ is here

The amazing new video for ‘On Melancholy Hill’ by Gorillaz is out. Directed by Jamie Hewlett and a stunning blend of 2D and 3D animation, the video updates us on what Murdoc, 2D, Cyborg, Russel and the still alive Noodle are up to and is currently available exclusively at iTunes. Watch the trailer and buy [...]