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Month January 2012

Robbie Williams is newest artist to join the OpenEMI digital development platform

CANNES, 29 JANUARY 2012 – EMI Music has launched a new software developer ‘sandbox’ featuring the music and other digital content from the best-selling UK solo artist ever, Robbie Williams, as part of its OpenEMI partnership with The Echo Nest. The sandbox is available now for The Echo Nest’s global network of over 10,000 developers [...]

OpenEMI contest winner announced

First applications developed through OpenEMI prepared for release CANNES, 29 JANUARY 2012 – – An audio and video remix app for EMI Music hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang has today been unveiled as the winner of the inaugural OpenEMI contest. Launched last year in partnership between EMI Music and The Echo Nest, the contest offered $5000 [...]

Norah Jones to release new Danger Mouse produced album ‘Little Broken Hearts’ this spring

Norah Jones is set to release a new album this spring through EMI’s Blue Note Records entitled ‘Little Broken Hearts’, a collaboration with producer and musician Danger Mouse. The two first worked together on Danger Mouse’s acclaimed 2011 album ‘Rome’ and their connection proved deep enough that they decided to collaborate on Jones’ fifth studio [...]

Coldplay’s first ever gig

Fourteen years ago this week…but not as Coldplay. Click on the image below to see a great little film about it…

Pink Floyd launch new Facebook store with exclusive bundle offers

Calling all Pink Floyd fans – check out the brand new Pink Floyd Facebook store which currently has exclusive Immersion Edition and vinyl bundle offers available for purchase without leaving Facebook. Visit the store here or click on the image below.

Emeli Sandé’s new single and album confirmed for Feb 13

2012 is turning out to be quite a year for the amazing Emeli Sandé. Confirmed as the winner of the prestigious Critic’s Choice Award and nominated for British Breakthrough Act at this year’s Brits, the singer-songwriter has confirmed the release of her stunning new single, ‘Next To Me’, on February 13. The track is taken [...]

EMI Music North America appoints new head for Brand Partnerships division

Former Live Nation executive Ron Pence to spearhead partnerships between artists and key commercial brands New York, January 19, 2012 – EMI Music North America has appointed Ron Pence to head its Brand Partnerships division, as part of its efforts to further develop important new revenue streams for the artists it represents. In his new [...]

Katy Perry becomes a Sim

Katy Perry is becoming a Sim! Katy has teamed up with Electronic Arts Inc. for a new collaboration on EA’s hugely popular ‘The Sims’ gaming series. The tie-up will see multiple games developed within ‘The Sims’ franchise featuing special Katy Perry themed in-game content and virtual goods. The relationship kicks off with a special Collector’s [...]

New Iron Maiden release confirmed for March – En Vivo!

EMI is proud to announce the release of a brand new Iron Maiden Blu-Ray, 2 DVD set and double soundtrack album on March 26. ‘En Vivo!’ was filmed on April 10 2012 in front of 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago in Chile during the ‘Round The World In 66 Days’ leg [...]

Eleven BRIT 2012 nominations and awards for EMI Music artists

Congratulations to all EMI Music artists who have been nominated for this year’s BRIT Awards. In all EMI Music artists and partners picked up nine nominations  to add to the two Awards already confirmed for Blur and Emeli Sandé.  As previously announded Blur will receive this year’s Outstanding Contribution To Music BRIT and at Thursday [...]