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Month June 2012

Jean-Philippe Rolland appointed A&R president, EMI Classics

LONDON, 28 JUNE 2012 — Jean-Philippe Rolland has been promoted to A&R president, EMI Classics, effective July 1. Reporting to Andria Vidler, CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland, Rolland will lead A&R for EMI Classics, one of the best known and most successful labels in classical music. Based in both London and Paris, Rolland [...]

Raphael Gualazzi: Sugar Music signs the Italian breakthrough artist with the Blue Note division of EMI Music France

Paris, Thursday 28th June 2012, EMI Music France announces a deal with Sugar Music for the signing of the multitalented Italian breakthrough artist Raphael Gualazzi. Raphael Gualazzi, the multitalented Italian artist discovered by Caterina Caselli Sugar and launched by Sugar Music, won the Young Talent Section of the 2011 Festival of Sanremo with ‘Follia d’Amore’. [...]

Breakthrough Italian artist Raphael Gualazzi joins EMI’s Blue Note label in France

We’re very pleased to announce that breakthrough Italian artist Raphael Gualazzi has signed to the Blue Note division of EMI Music France. The deal was done together with top Italian independent label and publisher Sugar Music. The multi-talanted Raphael burst onto the international stage last year after winning the Young Talent Section of the 2011 [...]

Van Morrison returns to Blue Note Records for new 2012 studio album ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’ out Oct 2

June 26, 2012, New York – Van Morrison returns to Blue Note Records for a new studio album ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’ to be released on October 2.  Morrison previously released the Grammy-nominated ‘What’s Wrong With This Picture?’ on Blue Note in 2003. Van says: “With most record companies being so corporate I [...]

Van Morrison returns to Blue Note Records

We’re delighted to announce that the legendary Van Morrison is returning to Blue Note Records for a new studio album ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’ which will be released on October 2. Morrison previously released the Grammy-nominated ‘What’s Wrong With This Picture’ on Blue Note in 2003. Van says: “With most record companies being [...]

Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé, Eric Prydz shine at the BBC’s Hackney Weekend

This weekend East London hosted BBC Radio 1′s massive ‘Hackney Weekend’ music festival which featured some stunning performances from various EMI artists including Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé and Eric Prydz. Check them all out here:

Blur announce live Twitter stream for two brand new tracks

For the first time, next week, July 2, at 6:15 UK time, Blur will debut new material live on Twitter when they perform two new songs via a worldwide live video stream. Filmed and streamed completely from a secret UK location, the two new songs – which the band have never publicly performed – are [...]

Electrospective – a celebration of electronic music from 1958-2012 – launches today

Summer has officially begun and the festival season and is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than discovering or rediscovering your favourite dance/electronic albums! Launched today, Electrospective is a celebration of electronic music from EMI, Virgin and Mute’s extensive catalogues and brings together music from Kraftwerk and Brian Eno to Depeche Mode and [...]

Professor Green named brand ambassador for Relentless Energy Drink

UK rapper Professor Green has been confirmed as the new brand ambassador for Relentless Energy Drink in a partnership that will run for the next 12 months. The partnership will include gigs, competitions and social media activites with the first element being the first ever TV commercial for Relentless Energy Drink which will star Professor [...]

Professor Green is new brand ambassador for Relentless Energy Drink

LONDON, 18 JUNE 2012 – EMI/Virgin Records artist Professor Green has been confirmed as the new brand ambassador for Relentless Energy Drink. The relationship, which was brokered by EMI Music’s UK Brand Partnerships team, runs for the next 12 months. The first element of the partnership between Professor Green and Relentless Energy Drink is the [...]