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2007 news

Abbey Road Studios tops a bumper year for film soundtracks with its fifth box office No.1

Ringo Starr’s new studio album ‘Liverpool 8′, to be released January 15 on CD, USB wristband & digitally

Gabriela Montero improvises online from her living room

18-year-old Elizabeth Marvelly signs an exclusive contract with EMI Classics as her debut album goes gold in five days and charts in the top 10

Iron Maiden stick with EMI

Goldfrapp confirm new single and album

The Kooks announce details of new album

EMI Records to showcase artits’ audiovisual content on Apple iPhone

BiBC signs digital download deal with EMI to make available DRM-free audiovisual content

EMI CMG and Vertical Shift Records announce worldwide distribution agreement

EMI Music earns 52 Grammy nominations

EMI Music Japan launches its official mobile download site “MOBAEMI” on three mobile carriers on 3rd December

EMI Music to establish talent agency in Japan

“KylieX2008″ is Kylie’s brand new tour for next year!

Supergrass – new single ‘Diamond Hoo Ha Man’ out Janurary 14th 2008 and UK dates

Interpol to release 6-song ‘Interpol Live’ to be sold exclusively through independent music stores beginning today

John Lennon iTunes Video Album to debut December 4 at Starbucks in the US

Fight against piracy on the Internet: EMI supports the ‘Olivennes’ report

EMI showcases iconic vinyl artwork with Art Vinyl

Kylie enhances digital campaign with the launch of Kylie Robotics, the first ever Kylie Facebook application

Moby – new album ‘Last Night’ out 10th March 2008

EMI appoints Pat O’Driscoll to Investor Board

Hip Digital Media and EMI Music enter into DRM-free digital music initiative across North America for consumer brand, loyalty and incentive programs

EMI’s Juan Luis Guerra tops Latin Grammys with 6 Grammys including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year

Debut album from EMI Music’s Laura Marling to be released in special new format: the ‘Song Box’

i-vu partners with EMI’s Charisma Records to promote top 5 artists Plain White T’s and David Guetta in music industry first

EMI appoints Mike Clasper and Billy Mann to investor board

Kylie Konnect unites Kylie fans with the first ever artist social networking site

Radiohead – 7 CD box set/USB stick/digital bundle

EMI Music supports the launch of MusicStation in South Africa

EMI artists give teenagers a new way to pay

The B-52′s to release first studio album in 16 years on Astralwerks – February 26, 2008

Cliff Richard adopts innovative price-drop model for sale of new download album

imeem strikes strategic music and video partnership with EMI Music

Silverchair and EMI dominate Australian ARIA Awards

November 6 US DVD release of The Beatles film ‘Help!’ celebrated with major TV, online & radio promotion

EMI Music is first major music company to offer its music via DJdownload.com

Award winning video music tutorial site – nowplayit.com – announces DVD release through EMI for Christmas

EMI Music supports MusicStation’s new unlimited music download subscription service in Hong Kong

Blue Note Records to release soundtrack to Wong Kar Wai’s new film ‘My Blueberry Nights’

Jean Michel Jarre – ‘Oxygene 30th Anniversary Edition’

Capitol Records Nashville artists shine big as songwriters

Dave Gahan’s ‘Hourglass’

Taiwan’s Jolin Tsai guests on new recording by Kylie Minogue

Capitol Music Group partners with Victoria’s Secret for exclusive US release of hotly anticipated greatest hits CD from best-selling British girl-group Spice Girls

Kylie releases her tenth studio album ‘X’ on Parlophone on November 26

George Harrison – debut digital release of solo material

Stargate’s Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen receive songwriter of the year honours at 27th annual ASCAP awards in London

From the Rolling Stones to Joss Stone, PlayPhone distributes EMI Music ringtones

EMI and Virgin Classics launch online classics club

Exclusive digital release for Simon Rattle and The Berliner Philharmoniker’s recording of Mahler’s Symphony No.9

The first DRM-free music video only download website launches today, having inked deals with EMI Music, Domino, XL and many more

With the addition of EMI Music’s digital repertoire, Weltbild.de now offers Germany’s largest catalogue of higher quality, DRM-free MP3 tracks

30 Seconds To Mars stages stunning global invasion

KT Tunstall achieves career high as ‘Drastic Fantastic’ is top 10 Billboard chart entry

Amazon.com launches public beta of Amazon MP3, a digital music store offering customers earth’s biggest selection of a la carte DRM-free MP3 music downloads

EMI Music brings global music programme to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

24-7 Entertainment to provide EMI Music’s higher quality DRM-free catalogue to its international network of MP3 digital stores

J. Holiday lands in the cushiest spot: smash ‘Bed’ is #1 Billboard R&B/hip-hop song

EMI Music Latin America and EMI Televisa Music artists earn 20 nominations for the 2007 MTV Latin American Awards

Appointment of Lord Birt to EMI’s Supervisory Board

EMI record label’s innovative ‘A&R 2.0′ website “ScoutR”

Pet Shop Boys campaign for civil liberties with groundbreaking interactive promo video “Integral”

EMI CMG Distribution taps Propeller Consulting to focus on faith-based, family entertainment DVDs and games

EMI Music picks up 32 Latin Grammy nominations

Classical rocks with Napster and Alfie Boe

Stop worrying…Help! is on the way

Wal-Mart launches MP3 music download tracks with EMI Music repertoire

EMI selects Saatchi & Saatchi for strategic marketing initiatives for its legendary catalogue

John Lennon solo catalogue debuts on iTunes Store

Britain rocks! as VisitBritain and EMI Music sign exclusive global partnership

Interim Management Statement for the 18 week period from 1 April to 6 August 2007

Puretracks first in Canada to offer EMI downloads in DRM-free, MP3 format

EMI Music signs first DRM-free only a la carte download deal with MixAlbum.com

EMI Music’s launch of higher quality DRM-free downloads opens door for global brand deals

Multi-product approach makes ‘Flavor Of Life’ by Japan’s Utada Hikaru a contender for best-selling digital single in the world

EMI Music signs S-Curve Records to US distribution and global licensing agreement

Acquisition by EMI Group of Toshiba Corporation’s minority shareholding in Toshiba-EMI Limited

Makena Technologies and Capitol Music Group partner to bring music artists into There.com

The Return Of The Spice Girls

VidZone Digital Media and EMI Music ink major deal

Ringo Starr’s EMI catalogue albums to debut digitally on August 28

Moby signs to Mute North America

MusicStation goes live

PassAlong Networks to feature EMI Music’s DRM-free, higher-quality catalogue in MP3 format

New Visions and Parlophone win global mobile award for Lily Allen Mobile Club

EMI wins Business in the Community’s Big Tick award for its support for the EMI Music Sound Foundation

EMI Music, Google and YouTube strike milestone partnership

Apple launches iTunes plus with EMI Music

EMI Music North America appoints Lauren Berkowitz Senior Vice President Digital

EMI Group plc preliminary results for the financial year ended 31 March 2007

EMI Music first major music company to make its entire digital music catalogue available for sale in Amazon.com’s new digital music store in the US

EMI Music France reaches agreement with VirginMega for the retail of DRM-free, superior sound quality downloads

EMI Music reaches agreements to retail DRM-free, superior sound quality downloads in multiple stores across Scandinavia

EMI Music and MPL confirm the release of the entire Paul McCartney solo catalogue digitally for the first time ever

ArkivMusic to release out-of-print EMI Classics recordings as ArkivCDs

EMI Music UK announces strategic partnership with TLC Marketing to enable DRM-free music to be utilised in sales promotion and loyalty campaigns

EMI artists triumph at the Classical Brits, taking home 5 out of 9 awards

EMI Group plc statement

EMI is first music major to ink digital deal in Vietnam

EMI Music Latin America promotes three executives

EMI trading update

EMI Records teams with ShoZu for the next phase in mobile content delivery

The Good, The Bad & The Queen” has become the first EMI album to be made available for download in a new DRM-free, high quality MP3 format

EMI Music launches DRM-free superior sound quality downloads across its entire digital repertoire

Simone Bose named managing director of EMI Music Iberia

EMI Music streamlines global and international marketing structure

Caroline to distribute Rough Trade releases in the US

Caroline tapped to distribute Simply Red’s next album in the US

EMI Group plc statement

EMI Music and Last.fm announce comprehensive multi-product content partnership

EMI Group plc statement

EMI Group plc announcement

EMI appoints Sly Bailey as Senior Independent Director

Norah Jones’ “Not Too Late” debuts at #1 in the world’s key markets

EMI Music forms Capitol Music Group in the United States comprising Capitol and Virgin imprints

EMI Music UK strikes pan-European content partnership with U-MYX

EMI announce multi-territory download deal with The Licensing Angeny (TLA) and Lightspeed Research

JF Cecillon promoted to new role of chairman & CEO, EMI Music International, and Ian Hanson to new position of chief operating officer, EMI Music

Baidu and EMI launch advertising-supported streaming service

EMI Group plc announcement