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Bastille: new single ‘Laura Palmer’ and ‘Bad Blood’ Vinyl LP out June 3rd

Bastille have announced that their new single ‘Laura Palmer’ will be released on June 3. Taken from their chart-topping debut album ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Laura Palmer’ is the follow up to the number two chart smash, ‘Pompeii’, one of the UK’s biggest selling singles of the year. Influenced by David Lynch’s seminal TV Series ‘Twin Peaks’, [...]

David Guetta hits 40 million fans on Facebook, gives away free download

2013 has certainly got off to a great start for David Guetta. With ‘Titanium’ having recently hit 1 million singles sold in the UK and new single ‘Play Hard’ set for release next month, his latest achievement is the announcement that he has now surpassed the landmark number of 40 million fans on Facebook. This [...]

Universal Music UK launches Virgin EMI Records

Universal Music UK chairman & CEO David Joseph has today announced the launch of Virgin EMI Records – a creative powerhouse bringing together the newly reinvigorated Virgin Records and its Universal Music sister company Mercury Records. Virgin EMI Records will be an immediate contender for the UK’s number one label, launching with a roster which [...]

Bastille’s debut album ‘Bad Blood’ charts at number one

Congratulations to Bastille for clinching the UK Official Albums Chart Number 1 with debut album ‘Bad Blood’, including the highest digital share sales for a week one number one album of all time! The band’s new single, Pompeii stormed in to the UK top 40 singles chart last week charting at number 3 and holds [...]

JoyTunes win latest EMI Innovation Challenge

Congratulations to JoyTunes who were the winners of the latest EMI Innovation Challenge. The company, which makes applications to aid musical instrument learning with a strong gaming slant, impressed the panel of judges and the audience at EMI’s London headquarters with their growing business based around apps for piano and recorder and their plans for [...]

EMI Nordic launches new fan apps with Spotify

Five of EMI Music’s top Scandanavian artists – Susanne Sundfør, Morten Abel, Alina Devecerski, Christopher and Magnus Uggla – have today launched new global smartphone apps in partnership with Spotify and social music service, Mobile Backstage. Built on the Mobile Backstage platform, the five apps offer fans an innovative listening experience based around fan community [...]

Brit noms for Emeli Sandé, Coldplay, Richard Hawley, Bat For Lashes and Damon Albarn

Congratulations to Emeli Sandé, Coldplay, Richard Hawley, Bat For Lashes and Damon Albarn for their nominations for this year’s Brit Awards! Emeli leads the nominations overall with three individual nods for Best Female, Best Album and Best Single for ‘Next To Me’. Emeli’s collaboration with Labrinth, ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, is also up for the Best [...]

Emeli Sandé live DVD and album released in February

Emeli Sandé and Virgin Records are pleased to announce the release of ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’, a live DVD and CD out on the 18th February. The Scottish singer-songwriter’s new DVD collection includes performances of all of her hit singles so far including ‘Daddy’, ‘My Kind Of Love’, ‘Clown’, ‘Read All About It [...]

Bastille confirm March release date for debut album ‘Bad Blood’

For someone yet to release his first album, Dan Smith, the creative force behind Bastille, has already had a good taste of fame: with the band he’s sold out London’s 1,500 capacity KOKO, sold out two UK tours and headline festivals. More sold out UK tour kicks off next month and now Smith is ready [...]

With Love From EMI To You

With Love From EMI To You – check out these great seasonal musical e-cards from EMI: http://smarturl.it/EMIECard