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February 2011
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Month February 2011

Beach Boys and Syd Barrett limited edition releases for Record Store Day

With the hugely popular Record Store Day just around the corner on 16 April, Capitol/EMI has announced two exciting limited edition vinyl releases by the The Beach Boys and Syd Barrett. The Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘Heroes and Villians’ will be available as a 78 RPM single double-disc set, with original versions of each [...]

Kylie’s ‘Aphrodite Les Folies 2011’ tour opens in Denmark

Kylie kicked off the first date of her six-month world tour in dazzling style in Herning, Denmark on Saturday night. As well as performing tracks from ‘Aphrodite’ – her number 1 international album – Kylie also treated fans to many of her biggest hits. Featuring a bespoke stage, costumes by Dolce & Gabbana, water fountains, [...]

Tinie Tempah launches new video game

Fresh from his Brits triumph earlier this week, Tinie Tempah has launched the official game inspired by his album ‘Disc-Overy’, featuring all the cool ideas submitted by his fans. In the game, players take control of Tinie in his Wonderman persona: he’s a non-stop running machine blazing a trail across a shiny urban landscape. As [...]

Tinie triumphs at the BRITs

Tinie Tempah went into last night’s BRITs with the most nominations and he didn’t disappoint – Tinie was the star of the evening, performing a stunning medley of his hits from the last 12 months, and he won the British Breakthrough Act and British Single BRITs. Both awards were chosen by public vote Also taking [...]

Lady Antebellum lead Grammys with five Awards

An amazing result for EMI Music’s artists at this year’s Grammy Awards which were presented in Los Angeles on February 13. Lady Antebellum were the big success story of the night, winning an amazing five awards including two of the top three Grammys – Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. The trio [...]

EMI artists and writers win seven BRIT Awards

FEBRUARY 16 — 2011 – EMI’s Tinie Tempah was the star of this year’s BRIT Awards, winning two BRITS and performing a stunning medley of hits from the last 12 months. In all EMI artists and writers won a total of seven of the 12 prizes last night. The most nominated artist going into the [...]

EMI artists and songwriters win more than 20 awards at the 53rd annual Grammys

Lady Antebellum win five Grammys for Record Of The Year, Song Of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Jay-Z wins three Grammys, including two for his collaboration with fellow EMI Music Publishing writer Alicia Keys Keith Urban wins Best Male Country Vocal [...]

EMI and Beatport in new licensing deal

Known to DJs all over as one of the top names in dance music online, we’re very pleased to announce that EMI Music and the award-winning Beatport have signed a new international licensing deal. This new deal means that Beatport can now sell music from EMI’s catalogue of dance and electronic music and mixies such [...]

EMI Music and Beatport sign international licensing deal

LONDON, 9 FEBRUARY 2011 – EMI Music and leading electronic music online retailer Beatport have signed a new digital licensing deal that gives Beatport access to EMI’s catalogue of dance and electronic music and mixes. These include releases from EMI’s Positiva, one of the most enduring and successful imprints in dance music, now in its [...]

The Beatles LOVE app launches

The Beatles have launched a great new app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The app features LOVE, the unique collaboration between Apple Corps and Cirque Du Soleil which celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. The show, at The Mirage, Las Vegas, features an international cast of actors, acrobats and dancers with panoramic [...]