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Month March 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins to release new studio album ‘Oceania’ release on June 18

Exciting news for all Smashing Pumpkins fans, the band will release their latest studio album ‘Oceania’ on June 18 via EMI Label Services and frontman Billy Corgan’s own label Martha’s Music.   ‘Oceania’ is the band’s seventh record and is described as an ‘album within an album’ that forms part of their 44-song work-in-progress ‘Teargarden [...]

Now that’s a beautiful Spotify app

The new Now! app has landed on Spotify in the UK and Europe allowing Spotify users to create, share and discover the best chart music with one of the biggest ever music brands – Now! That’s What I Call Music. The app that has a playlist for every mood, from Monday morning blues to that [...]

Katy Perry’s stunning new video ‘Part Of Me’ premieres worldwide

Katy Perry’s epic new video for ‘Part Of Me’ premiered globally last night (Wed March 21) following a 30-minute ‘MTV First: Katy Perry’ exclusive sit down interview. The ‘Part Of Me’ video was shot in February in Newhall, California and at Camp Pendleton Marine Base near San Diego with the full cooperation of the US [...]

The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ feature film restored for May release on DVD and Blu-ray; film’s songtrack album to be reissued

The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, ‘Yellow Submarine’, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on May 28 (May 29 in North America).  The film’s songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date. Currently out of print, the film has been restored in 4K digital resolution for the first [...]

Iron Maiden release teaser for ‘Behind The Beast’ documentary; confirm North American dates this summer

Calling all Maiden fans! Ahead of the release of the new Iron Maiden live DVD/Blu-Ray and double album ‘En Vivo!’ next week, everyone’s favourite heavy rockers have released a trailer for their upcoming ‘Behind The Beast’ documentary trailer and confirmed a series of live dates in the US and Canada this summer. ‘En Vivo!’ was [...]

Katy Perry – Part Of Me video trailer

Check out the trailer to the great new video from the lovely Katy Perry: ‘Part Of Me’.  The track is from ‘Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection’ which is out March 26/27.

Damon Albarn to release new Dr Dee album in May

Damon Albarn has confirmed the release of a brand new studio album, ‘Dr Dee‘, which will be released by Parlophone/EMI on May 7 2012. ‘Dr Dee’ is 18 tracks of songs and music inspired by the life of John Dee, mathematician, polymath and advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. Described by Albarn as ‘strange pastoral folk’, [...]

Swarming up the charts: You Me At Six and Thorpe Park join forces to create the world’s first ever dedicated roller-coaster soundtrack

Thorpe Park, the UK’s Thrill Capital, today announced a pioneering collaboration with EMI Music/Virgin Records rock band You Me At Six. As not only an industry first, but a world first, the band will record and release a track called The Swarm, dedicated entirely to mark the launch of Britain’s most extreme new roller-coaster, The Swarm, [...]

Norah Jones releases lead single ‘Happy Pills’ from new album ‘Little Broken Hearts’

Norah Jones has released ‘Happy Pills’, the lead single from her forthcoming Danger Mouse-produced album ‘Little Broken Hearts’. The song, which is out now through all digital retail outlets and streaming services, is a bouyant parade of sunshiny hooks that is already the number one most added song this week at AAA format radio stations [...]

EMI Label Services/Caroline launch March Is Metal Month 2012

EMI Music Label Services/Caroline Distribution is celebrating its fourth year of bringing metal to the masses with the March Is Metal Month (MIMM) retail campaign which kicks off in physical and digital music stores around the US on March 1. The campaign – a collaboration between retailers, record companies and digital partners – promises to [...]