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EMI Music Mexico and Movic Records ink licensing agreement

EMI to release Movic Roster including Panda, Los Claxons, Insite and Nina Pilots throughout Latin America, US and Spain

Mexico City, July 28 — EMI Music Mexico and indie label Movic Records have entered into a strategic alliance through which EMI will distribute the Movic roster of artists, including multi-platinum artist Panda in Mexico, the US, throughout Latin America and in Spain. Movic will continue to focus on signing and developing its roster of talent, and concentrate on growing and amplifying its successful alternative promotion and diversified business model.

EMI will also provide a full slate of services to the Movic roster, including marketing, promotion, publicity, access to EMI’s growing number of digital distribution platforms, as well as expertise in merchandise, licensing and synchronization, among others.

“We’re genuinely proud to be working with Kiko and the Movic team to expand the reach of its amazing roster of artists to fans around the world,” said Billy Mann, President, EMI International and Global Artist Management. “Movic has demonstrated a brilliant track record in attracting and developing unique and talented artists, and we are all thrilled to welcome them into the EMI family.”

“We at Movic are thrilled to be working with the EMI family. We share the same values and believe strongly in the new vision of EMI.” said Kiko Lobo, President and Founder Movic. “EMI is full of amazing and talented people. We can’t wait to write history together.”

Movic, founded in 1999 as a label and independent management agency, rapidly established itself for developing alternative, novel and cutting-edge artists. Since day one, Movic has provided a wide range of services including management, booking, promotion, production, merchandising and branding. Movic has developed an impressive online platform and has established strong relationships with fans that help them promote new talent and grow its revenue streams. Movic’s main focus is on quality and innovation, and its day to day goal is to be as close as possible to its fans and anticipate their needs.

The first Movic/EMI project will be the upcoming release from Panda: the album Poetics, slated for release on September 22nd in Mexico and October 8th in the USA. The first single. Sólo a Terceros, will be released to radio and digital retailers on July 27th. Los Claxons’ new self-titled album will be released shortly after.

Movic had previously been distributed by Warner Music Group.

About EMI Music

EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, representing artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. Artists on EMI labels include Lily Allen, The Beatles, Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Doves, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden, Norah Jones, Massive Attack, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Pink Floyd, Queen, Sir Simon Rattle, 30 Seconds To Mars, KT Tunstall, Keith Urban and Robbie Williams, as well as international artists such as Amaral (Spain), Camille (France), Empire of the Sun (Australia), Tiziano Ferro (Italy), Flex (Mexico), LaFee (Germany) and Utada Hikaru (Japan).

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