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2008 news

Lily Allen immortalised in online game to promote forthcoming album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’

War Child “Heroes” will be released on February 16

Legendary soul singer Van Morrison returns to EMI Music

EMI Music launches EMI.com

Blue Note Records takes New York

Eric Dingman appointed president, EMI Classics

EMI Music and Warner Music Group expand existing marketing and distribution partnership in India and the Middle East and enter into new relationship in Turkey

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus sets tour dates through March 2009

EMI Music and Diageo launch new partnership with the definitive collection of music used to advertise Guinness®

Look out music world! Here comes trouble!

EMI Music’s Coldplay Earns Seven Grammy® Nominations Including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year

EMI Music partners with Amazon.co.uk as it launches Amazon MP3 music service

Keith Urban returns to the stage for 2009 tour

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus ready sophomore album, ‘Lonely Road’, Feb 3

Katy Perry’s the ‘one’

International jazz star Avishai Cohen joins the Blue Note family

Capitol Records Nashville makes big impact at 2008 CMA Awards

Platinum artist Katy Perry launches first world tour

EMI Music announces leaders of three new business units

EMI Music appoints Ernesto Schmitt as president, catalogue

The Beatles inspire new music video game

EMI Music signs up for the launch of the Datz Music Lounge

Thumbplay launches direct-to-consumer digital music store in beta including tracks from EMI Music

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Original Soundtrack (OST) becomes the fastest selling soundtrack in the UK since records began

EMI Music enters into agreement with InMotion

Police riot van has been officially ‘Pimped’!

EMI Music partners with Lala on the first free music service without advertising

EMI & Virgin Classics artists hit high notes at Germany’s ECHO Classics Awards ceremony

Katy Perry debuts as host for 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards

Spotify announces licensing deals with labels including EMI Music and upcoming launch

Depeche Mode sign worldwide exclusive deal with EMI Music – to include the US for the first time

Deluxe edition of Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ scheduled for November release

EMI Music artists triumph at Q Awards

Kylie and Coldplay win big at the BT Digital Music Awards

Nokia launches pioneering ‘Comes With Music’ digital entertainment service

San-e Ichii appointed president and CEO of EMI Music Japan

EMI Music appoints Howard Handler as Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing for North America

EMI Classics and the Berliner Philharmoniker renew contract

EMI Music signs on to ‘MySpace Music’ joint venture

KT Tunstall joins Cape Farewell for a journey to the Arctic

EMI Music partners with Sony Ericsson as the company adds unlimited music download service to its PlayNow brand and expands PlayNow arena to new countries

Darius Rucker’s ‘Learn To Live’ takes #1 spot on country album chart

War Child and EMI announce an incredible new album featuring all new and exclusive contributions from the biggest names in music

“Was muss muss” – the first ‘best of’ double album by German superstar Herbert Grönemeyer

EMI and Warner Music Group announce marketing and distribution partnership in South East Asia

Katy Perry’s long hot summer

Mark Ronson extends worldwide relationship with EMI Music Publishing

Bobby Valentino inks distribution, marketing & promotion agreement with EMI Global Music Services

EMI and Typhoon sign new music agreement

EMI Music, MTV UK and Metropolitan Police Service ‘Pimp’ to help reduce youth violence

EMI Music names Rob Stevenson as President, Virgin US

EMI’s ‘NOW’ album scales new heights

Coldplay have no.1 selling album in 36 countries

EMI appoints chief executive of recorded music

EMI Music appoints Billy Mann as president – international A&R Labels; David Kassler becomes president – Europe/Middle East/Africa

EMI Music and Welk Music Group announce worldwide sales and distribution partnership

Sigur Rós join Björk in concert to raise awarness of the growing aluminium smelting activity on Iceland’s natural landscape.

The Verve – new single ‘Love Is Noise’ released 3rd August

Katy Perry makes top 10 debut on US album chart

Dierks Bentley chosen as first-ever country artist to participate in Xbox LIVE ‘Game With Game’ and Xbox LIVE artist of the month program

Coldplay’s Viva La Vida simultaneously tops the US and UK album charts

Coldplay become the first British group in over 10 years to hit the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in America

Orange launches Musique Max in France with EMI’s music

EMI Music Publishing extends its partnership with award winning rock songwriter and producer Brian Howes

EMI and BBC Worldwide agree major deal to unlock music archive

EMI Music appoints Second Life creator Cory Ondrejka to new role in its digital business

EMI Music enters into new agreement with Qtrax for ad-supported digital music service

EMI Music and SpiralFrog announce North American deal

MXTabs.net Partners with EMI Christian Music Group, Sony/ATV and Alfred Publishing

Download EMI Music on the go with MEDIAnywhere’s music download kiosks

Sigur Ros announce new album and free download

Coldplay announce UK tour for December 2008

Brian Wilson returns to Capitol Records/EMI, his original label home

EMI MSF beneficiary Peter Moore wins BBC Young Musician of the Year competition

EMI Music and Papa Joe Records announce distribution partnership

Coldplay announce “Viva La Vida” North American tour with UK/European dates to be announced soon

Coldplay’s new single ‘Violet Hill’ has been downloaded by two million people since it was made available a week ago

And the beat goes on – out-of-print CDs from EMI Music to be made available on Amazon.com, providing customers with greater music selection

Kylie is awarded her second prestigious honour of 2008

Coldplay annouce a free single to download, a free show in London and New York…and their album moves forward to a June 12 release in the UK

Sho’Nuff Records and Capitol Music Group to release eagerly awaited new album – ‘The Truth’ – from Atlanta R&B sensations Cherish on May 13 2008

Lady Antebellum’s self-titled debut album lands at number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and number four on the pop charts

Tristan Prettyman’s second Virgin Records album ‘Hello’ is major iTunes hit, debuts in the US at No.27

Little Big Town joins the Capitol Records Nashville family

Sarah Brightman scores highest charting album in over a decade

EMI Music makes further senior appointment

Coldplay’s long awaited new album ‘Viva La Vida’ is released on 16 June

Trina hits number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts

Vasco Rossi is latest EMI Music International smash hit

EMI Music appoints top Google executive Douglas Merrill to drive digital growth

Raphaël’s new album, ‘Je sais que la terre est plate’, enters the French charts at number one

EMI Music supports launch of TDC’s new Danish mobile and broadband digital music service PLAY

EMI Music Japan’s Utada Hikaru returns to the no.1 spot with 5th album

Queen + Paul Rodgers Rock The Cosmos 2008 concert tour

Al Green’s new Blue Note album ‘Lay It Down’ truly tells it like it is

Country stars come together to support youth development organisation 4-H

Everything Right Now In Time! Iron Maiden’s best of Eighties album heralds a download revolution – 12 May

Sigur Rós take over YouTube homepage with full-length screening of ‘Heima’ and fan-created videos

EMI Group announces senior appointments to run key business units

EMI artists win seven BRIT Awards

Cherish album ‘The Truth’ arrives in April 2008

Dierks Bentley marks first five years with greatest hits album in stores May 6, 2008

J. Holiday launches spring US tour

EMI welcomes McCreevy announcement to restore balance to copyright term

Iron Maiden Live After Death enters the UK charts at number 1

First studio album in four years from Lenny Kravitz – It Is Time For A Love Revoution – debuts at number 4 on Billboard album chart

EMI Music takes home 14 Grammy Awards

KT Tunstall announces Forest Tour dates

EMI Music and Ricall sign global deal for online music licensing platform

EMI, (Red) and Channel 4 announce collaboration with award-winning film We Are Together

The Beatles ‘Love’ wins two Grammys at the 50th annual Grammy Awards

Grammy winning band OK Go and New Orleans funk/soul trombone outfit Bonerama team up for ‘You’re Not Alone’ to benefit New Orleans musicians displaced by Katrina levee failures

EMI Christian Music Group anounces AT&T to sponsor TobyMac and Jeremy Camp “Boomin’ Beyond Measure” spring tour 2008

Ingrid Fliter’s Chopin recital marks EMI Classics debut

Alphabet engage fans with voice blogging

Martha Argerich and Friends ‘Live from the Lugano Festival 2007′

Sales of ‘Flavor Of Life’ by Japan’s Utada Hikaru pass 7.5 million

The Kooks release new album Konk 14th April 2008

30 Seconds To Mars’ short film “A Beautiful Lie” takes band on journey to the Arctic, underscores global climate crisis

New York Daily News and EMI Music offer free exclusive downloads to readers

PassAlong Networks partners with EMI Christian Music Group to launch ChristianDigitalStore.com; a turnkey way for retailers, other brands to enter the digital music market

Paul McCartney – ‘Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)’ – live performance and documentary released on DVD 4 February 2008

EMI Music strikes strategic mobile content deal with SendMe

EMI Music Publishing promotes Leo Corbett to Chief Operating Officer, and Thomas Kelly to Chief Financial Officer

EMI Group announces fundamental restructuring of Recorded Music Division to respond to the needs of artists and consumers

EMI Christian Music Publishing and Lilly Mack announce groundbreaking partnership

Jose Gonzalez announces “Green” Spring 08 Tour presale begins today