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Month July 2012

Win a trip to Ibiza with David Guetta and Spotify

David Guetta has teamed up with Spotify to offer a lucky winner a trip to Ibiza for two with his brand new ‘Playlist Me I’m Famous’ contest. To be in with a chance to win you need to create a Spotify playlist of your top 10 David Guetta songs and share it with your friends. [...]

Electrospective campaign joins the OpenEMI digital development platform

Over four thousand seminal dance/electronic tracks added to developer sandbox London, 19 July 2012 – EMI Music has today launched a new OpenEMI developer ‘sandbox’ for Electrospective, an ambitious multi-platform campaign celebrating the development of electronic music from 1958-2012. The sandbox, run in partnership with The Echo Nest, features a wealth of digital audio content [...]

Can you predict who will love a new song? Music and data science communities team up on the world’s largest music appreciation dataset

Collaboration between music and data science communities to extract insights from the richest and largest music appreciation dataset ever shared – the EMI Million Interview dataset London, 18th July 2012 – Data Science London, a non-profit community of  data scientists, and EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies, today announce that they have [...]

Jon Lord 1941-2012

We were very sad to hear of the news yesterday of Jon Lord who died in London. He suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon Lord was the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple who co-wrote many of the band’s legendary songs including ‘Smoke On The Water’ and played [...]

EMI, Spotify and Luger presents Way Out West Hack Battle

EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies, Spotify and Luger present Sweden’s greatest music hackathon next month in Gothenburg! As part of the Way Out West festival hackers from all over Europe will gather to develop exciting new ideas with a brief of “music discovery”. Examples of successful hacks from previous events are [...]

EMI Music and Panasonic partner for Katy Perry’s first 3D music video

NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 — In a new partnership between EMI Music and multinational electronics company Panasonic, the video for global pop superstar Katy Perry’s latest single, ‘Wide Awake’, will be released in 3D. This will be Katy’s first ever 3D music video, with Panasonic taking exclusive rights to use the video to showcase [...]

Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé and Professor Green hit T in The Park

This year’s summer festival season is in full swing and last weekend it was the turn of T in the Park in Scotland. EMI artists appearing this year included Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé and Professor Green. Check out their fantastic performances here:

Blur debut two new songs through Twitter

Blur debuted two brand new tracks last night, ’Under The Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’, from a rooftop performance in West London which was streamed live on Twitter. The band will perform both tracks again when they play London’s Hyde Park next month in a show to mark the end of the Olympics and you can get [...]

Superstar DJ, artist & producer David Guetta extends his long-term partnership with EMI Music

David Guetta says of the re-signing “EMI is home to me. They believed in my music a decade ago when EDM was just an underground scene and took it to another level. I trust in family, energy and spirit.  I’ve had a wonderful group of music loving people surround and support me; they committed to [...]

Earache Records announce UK distribution deal with EMI Music

LONDON, 2 JULY 2012 — Earache Records and EMI Music are proud to announce the completion of a new distribution deal that includes for the first time a partnership in the UK. The deal also sees Earache and EMI renew their existing partnerships in Benelux, France, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Greece, as well as adding [...]