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Year 2012

EMI Classics to release Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album

The ‘Fifty Shades’ books have now sold over 31 million copies worldwide with no sign of slowing down and now you an listen to the music that inspired the trilogy with the new EMI Classics release ‘Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album’, a 15-track collection featuring music personally selected by author E L [...]

Conor Maynard debuts at number one

Congratulations to Conor Maynard – ‘Contrast’, the debut album from the 19-year-old British singer and songwriter has shot to number one in the UK in the latest charts, firmly establishing him as the brightest new star on the UK’s music scene! Conor will be celebrating his number one album with performances at this month’s V [...]

Test your knowledge of all things pop with the NOW Trivia Box!

From the early 80s right through to the present day, who is your favourite band or artist? Culture Club, Blondie, Phil Collins, Spice Girls, Blur, Take That, Britney Spears, Kylie, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga… the list goes on and on! Listening to music evokes special memories for every generation and for the last 29 [...]

Blur official app is live

Blur have just launched a fantastic new app for the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch which is available through iTunes worldwide as of now. Download it here and enjoy! http://smarturl.it/blurappy. The app includes: – an interactive timeline, marking Blur’s 21 year career to date – rare and previously unreleased audio material, demos and remixes – exclusive [...]

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 [...]