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EMI Million Dataset hackathon develops methods for predicting song popularity

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 27 2012 — The process by which listeners decide what music they like – or dislike – on first hearing has become a step clearer, after a global hackathon event held jointly by EMI Music and Data Science London. One hundred and seventy five data scientists from across the world signed up for [...]

WOW Launches First Ever Christian Music Spotify App

Nashville, Tenn. – September 26, 2012 – EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group and Word Entertainment continue the expansion of the world’s leading Christian music compilation brand with the release of the WOW app on Spotify. The launch of the app marks the first ever Christian music app on Spotify and allows users to [...]

Katy Perry named the 2012 Billboard Woman Of The Year

Award To Be Accepted At The Annual Billboard Women In Music Event In New York City NEW YORK, September 25, 2012—Billboard announced today that Katy Perry will accept its coveted Woman of the Year Award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event taking place on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Capitale in New York [...]

Katy Perry is Billboard Woman Of The Year

Congratulations to Katy Perry who has just been confirmed as Woman of the Year by Billboard! The magazine says that the award “honors the achievements of a trailblazing female recording artist over the past 12 months, and acknowledges her overall success in the music business and her leadership in embracing the changing industry.” Katy will [...]

Coldplay confirm November release for Live 2012 film and album

Coldplay have announced the November 19 release of ‘Live 2012′, their first concert film/live album for nine years. It documents their acclaimed Mylo Xyloto world tour which has been seen by more than three million people since it began in June 2012. The band will also release their new single ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ on the [...]

David Bowie to release 40th anniversary 7″ of The Jean Genie

On November 19 EMI will mark the 40th anniversary of ‘The Jean Genie’ with a series of collectable 7″ picture discs that celebrate the anniversary of the original release of David Bowie‘s UK singles. Originally issued in the UK via RCA on November 14 1972 ‘The Jean Genie’ was the first single taken from his [...]

Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris releases British Lion

EMI Music is proud to announce the release of Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris‘ debut solo/side project album next week, September 24. Entitled ‘British Lion’ the album features 10 songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between Iron Maiden tours and releases. “I’ve always been proud to [...]

Blue Note Records launches innovative new app on Spotify

EMI Music’s legendary Blue Note Records has today launched a great new app on Spotify creating space in the music streaming service to explore and discover music spanning the entire history of the label from 1939 to the present. The app can be downloaded here: http://open.spotify.com/app/bluenote. The app allows listeners to discover classic recordings by [...]

Blue Note Records launches innovative new Spotify app

EMI Music’s legendary Blue Note Records has announced the launch today of an innovative new app within the popular online music streaming service Spotify. The Blue Note app provides a rich user experience by creating a space to explore and discover music spanning the entire history of the label from 1939 to present. Download the [...]