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EMI Music and Beatport sign international licensing deal

LONDON, 9 FEBRUARY 2011 – EMI Music and leading electronic music online retailer Beatport have signed a new digital licensing deal that gives Beatport access to EMI’s catalogue of dance and electronic music and mixes.

These include releases from EMI’s Positiva, one of the most enduring and successful imprints in dance music, now in its 18th year, the DFA label as well as original and remixed tracks from artists such as The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Kylie Minogue, Gorillaz, Tinie Tempah, Daft Punk, The Japanese Popstars, LCD Soundsystem and many more. This is a multi-territory deal covering North America, Europe and Australasia.

The first release through this new partnership is ‘Open Your Eyes’, the new Positiva-released single from Alex Metric with Steve Angello (of Swedish House Mafia). The instrumental mix of the track is now available exclusively on Beatport ahead of the single’s full release in March.

Launched in 2004, Beatport has grown into one of the leading digital retailers for dance and electronic music in the world. Named Best Specialty Retailer the past four years in a row by the International Dance Music Awards, and nominated once again in 2011, the company’s catalogue includes music from a wide range of independent record labels and now EMI Music.

Cosmo Lush, EMI Music’s vice president digital business development said: “Beatport is one of the top names in dance music online and with their reach and customer base they bring a powerful new channel for dance music fans to discover and enjoy our artists’ music and catalogue.”

”EMI’s catalogue is a significant addition to Beatport’s repertoire of the most influential and groundbreaking artists in the dance music space. We are thrilled to make such a rich and diverse catalogue available to our customers,” said Beatport CEO Matthew Adell.

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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 Records Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Records Nashville, Manhattan, Parlophone, Virgin Classics and Virgin Records.

About Beatport
Founded in 2004, Beatport is the biggest music store for DJs in the world. Beatport offers music in premium digital formats that sound amazing, unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs and hundreds of exclusive tracks by the world’s top dance music artists every week. Beatport is privately held and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA and Berlin, Germany.

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