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EMI Music and Walt Disney Records renew successful partnership

New album releases for 2010 include “Hannah Montana 4,” “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” “Tron Legacy,” “Toy Story 3” and “Alice In Wonderland”

LONDON 15 FEBRUARY 2010 — EMI Music and Walt Disney Records have extended their exclusive licensing agreement under which EMI represents the extensive recorded music catalogue of Walt Disney Records in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The original license agreement was struck in 2005. Since then, album sales through EMI of major Disney franchises have included:

  • The “High School Musical” series – over seven million
  • “Hannah Montana” releases– over two million, including over one million in 2009 alone
  • “Camp Rock” – over 700,000
  • And over two million Disney-branded compilations

Upcoming Walt Disney Records albums that will be released through EMI Music include “Hannah Montana 4,” “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” and the soundtracks to the upcoming movies “Tron Legacy,” “Toy Story 3” and “Alice In Wonderland,” plus the inspired-by compilation “Almost Alice,” which includes the film’s end title song “Alice” performed by Avril Lavigne.

David Kassler, EMI Music’s chief operating officer for Europe and Rest of World said: “We’re thrilled to be continuing our very successful partnership with Disney whose films and music delight an ever growing universe of fans. We look forward to building on that success with the exciting releases coming up next from Walt Disney Records.”

Disney Music Group Chairman, Bob Cavallo, added, “EMI have been both very successful and supportive in their promotion of our Walt Disney Records assets overseas.  We are delighted to continue to grow our European business with the EMI team.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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 Latin, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin.

About Disney Music Group

Disney Music Group encompasses all of the Walt Disney Company’s recorded music and music publishing operations, including Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Lyric Street Records, Buena Vista Concerts and Walt Disney Music Publishing.

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