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EMI Music invests in French music company PlayOn

PARIS, 12 JANUARY 2012 — EMI Music France has acquired a significant shareholding in PlayOn, an all-rights music company founded in 2006 by Sébastien Duclos and Julien Godin. PlayOn covers all music genres and all segments of the music industry including production, publishing, management, and live events, as well as DVD rights, TV rights, and [...]

Exclusive Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ Book Available Free On Apple’s iBookstore Starting Today

London, England – December 9, 2011 – Following the recent first anniversary of The Beatles catalog’s worldwide digital exclusivity on the iTunes Store® (www.iTunes.com), an exclusive Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ book that lets readers tap their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to immerse themselves in the legendary film’s colorful sights and sounds is available for free download on Apple’s [...]

EMI Music artists and releases score 31 nominations for 54th annual Grammy Awards

THREE NOMINATIONS EACH FOR COLDPLAY AND CHRIS TOMLIN KATY PERRY CAPS INCREDIBLE YEAR WITH TWO NOMINATIONS INCLUDING RECORD OF THE YEAR FOR “FIREWORK” DAVID GUETTA AND THE DECEMBERISTS EACH GRAB TWO NOMINATIONS TWO NOMINATIONS IN BEST COUNTRY ALBUM CATEGORY, WITH RECOGNITION FOR LADY ANTEBELLUM AND ERIC CHURCH Other nominated EMI Music artists include Swedish House [...]

Bastille and Eric Prydz join Virgin Records

LONDON, 1 DECEMBER 2011 — EMI Music is delighted to announce two new signings to Virgin Records – London band Bastille and Swedish superstar DJ and producer Eric Prydz. Bastille and Eric Prydz are the first artists to join Virgin Records since Nick Burgess was appointed VP A&R for the label earlier this month by [...]

Peter Gabriel and EMI extend long running partnership

LONDON, 3 NOVEMBER 2011 – EMI has renewed and extended its partnership with internationally renowned recording artist and songwriter Peter Gabriel. The new agreements build on the decades-long relationships between Peter Gabriel and both EMI Music and EMI Music Publishing. A Brit, Ivor Novello and multi-Grammy Award winner, Gabriel has written and recorded numerous solo [...]

The Echo Nest and EMI Music Team for ‘OpenEMI’ and App Innovation

SOMERVILLE, MA, and LONDON, November 3, 2011 – The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform powering smarter music apps across the web and devices, and EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies, have today announced a new initiative to put thousands of legendary songs and other music-related content such as video, photos and [...]

EMI Music and Live Gamer Partner to Create Social Monetization Apps on Facebook

Professor Green Launches Innovative New “Inconvenience Store” App For Fans New York, October 11, 2011 – Live Gamer (www.livegamer.com), the world’s first combined digital commerce and advertising platform for the interactive entertainment industry, and EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies and home to some of the most successful and best known recording [...]

Ryan Adams signs with EMI/Capitol Records

New album ‘Ashes & Fire’ released October 11 on PAX-AM/Capitol New York, 11 August 2011 — EMI’s Capitol Records is the new recording home of multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams in North America it was announced today by Dan McCarroll, President of the Capitol & Virgin Labels Group. Adams’ new album ‘Ashes & Fire’ will [...]

Blue Note Records names Don Was as Chief Creative Officer

NEW YORK, 9 AUGUST 2011 – Musician, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was has been named Chief Creative Officer of EMI’s Blue Note Records label, it was announced today. Was, who has produced records for artists including Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Ziggy Marley, Lucinda Williams, Al Green and BB King, will work closely with [...]

MXP4 and EMI expand the use of music in social gaming

Fans can use Facebook credits to purchase EMI music within MXP4’s Bopler Games Facebook app Partnership creates a new revenue stream to complement other forms of digital distribution MXP4, the leading social music gaming company, today announced that hits from EMI’s vast catalogue will be integrated into MXP4’s Bopler Games social music gaming app for [...]