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Month August 2010

Global domination for Iron Maiden with number one album debuts in over 20 countries

Congratulations to Iron Maiden whose latest album, ‘The Final Frontier’, has this week rocketed to the top of the charts in the UK and 20 other countries with more charts still to be confirmed. At EMI we’re very proud of our 30 year, career-long involvement with the band, during which time they have firmly established [...]

Swedish House Mafia Vs Tinie Tempah named Hottest Record in the World

UK tastemaker BBC radio DJ Zane Lowe has named the new Swedish House Mafia Vs Tinie Tempah track ‘Miami to Ibiza’ as his ‘Hottest Record in the World’. Always a man of fine taste. And you can have a listen for yourself right here. The track will be available to buy from October 3:

EMI acquires Digital Stores Limited

LONDON, 23 AUGUST 2010 – EMI Music has completed the acquisition of UK-based Digital Stores Limited, a leading European online retail service provider for artists and brands. The team at Digital Stores, under the leadership of CEO Russel Coultart, are joining EMI’s merchandise division which includes Loudclothing, Europe’s second largest retail music and entertainment merchandise [...]

New collaborations album from Norah Jones coming November

On November 2 Blue Note Records is releasing “…Featuring;” an album of Norah Jones‘s musical collaborations spanning her career.  “It’s so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire,” says Jones. “It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you’re doing something with [...]

Blue Note Records to Release “…Featuring ” on Nov. 2, A Star-Studded Collection of Norah Jones’s Musical Collaborations

On November 2, EMI’s Blue Note Records will release “…Featuring,” a star-studded collection of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones’s musical collaborations from the past decade. The 18 songs on the album include duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast [...]

Lady A: London Calling

Lady Antebellum devoted their weekly webisode to their whirlwind trip to London.  The visit included a sold out show, their first-ever in England.   They managed to pack a lot in!  Check it out below.

V V Brown visits the Grammy gang

The lovely and talented VV Brown paid a visit to the headquarters of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the producers of The Grammy(r) Awards) in Santa Monica, CA, on July 29 for an impromptu acoustic performance and an installment of “5 Questions With…” – a new Academy series designed to engage recording artists [...]

Tinie Tempah and Gorillaz lead BT Digital Music Award nominations

Congratulations to Tinie Tempah and Gorillaz who lead the BT Digital Music Awards nominations with five apiece. Also nominated are Robbie Williams, Kylie, 30 Seconds To Mars, Deadmau5, Professor Green and Roll Deep. Robbie Williams, Tinie, Roll Deep and Professor Green are nominated in four public vote categories – Best Male, Best Song, Best Newcomer, [...]

Lady Antebellum release new iTunes Session

As their album ‘Need You Now’ continues its stunning run in the US, having spent just a solitary week outside the top 10 since it came out in January, Lady Antebellum have just released a brand new seven-track iTunes Session featuring favourites from their first two albums including ‘Need You Now’ and ‘I Run To [...]

Maltby Capital Limited announces significant improvement in operating performance at EMI following a year of creative success

London, 18 August 2010 — Maltby Capital Ltd, the parent company of EMI, has today published EMI’s annual review for the year ended March 31st 2010. Highlights EBITDA before restructuring up 14% to £334 million (5.5% at constant currency) Operating cashflow up 55% to £250 million Revenues up to £1.65 billion Operating pre-tax profit* reaches [...]