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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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’. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aaron Neville signs with Blue Note Records

Full-length album of classic doo-wop cuts produced by Keith Richards & Don Was set for fall release Iconic soul/R&B vocalist Aaron Neville has announced a deal with EMI’s Blue Note Records and will release a full-length album this Fall. The record, produced by Keith Richards and Blue Note Records President Don Was, is a collection [...]