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WMG: “We are not a technology company”

It's interesting to see the contrast between different major label approaches to the Web 2.0 Zeitgeist (we use that phrase with tongue firmly in cheek 2.0).
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Van Morrison to whip catalogue off iTunes

Van Morrison being grumpy about something new-fangled? Surely not! But yes, it's true: Van isn't a fan of download culture judging by an interview with Time magazine, in which he says he is "not a download artist", since...
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EMI revenues rise, but Terra Firma writes off half its investment

Terra Firma's annual report reveals that earnings have risen sharply at EMI's recorded music division - up to £104 million for the nine months to December, compared to £12 million in the same period for 2007.
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Twista streams video shoots live online

Hip-hop star Twista shot two videos for tracks from his next album this weekend, but in a novel twist, streamed the video shoots online so fans could watch.
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EMI and Capitol Records sue Seeqpod

More legal headaches for music search engine Seeqpod, with EMI and Capitol Records filing a lawsuit against it, becoming the second major label to do so following Warner Music Group, which sued the site in January last year.However,...
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Interview: EMI’s Cory Ondrejka talks D2C, data and Twitter

EMI appointed former Second Life CTO Cory Ondrejka as its senior vice president of digital strategy last year. We sat down with him during MIDEM to see what he’s been up to.Compared to popular music sites like Imeem,...
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Lily Allen giving away free MP3 ‘mini mix’ of new album

EMI is ramping up the campaign for the new Lily Allen album by releasing an “album mini mix MP3” through its website. Naturally, fans are being asked for their contact details and to sign up to receive updates...
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Don’t force bands to Twitter, says EMI’s Ondrejka

As senior VP of digital strategy at major label EMI, much of Cory Ondrejka's job involves finding new ways for bands to engage with their fans online. However, it seems there's no question of artists being forced...
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MidemNet 2009: Michael Robertson pulls out of keynote debate

Yesterday's rumours were true, it seems. MP3tunes founder Michael Robertson won't be taking part in the scheduled keynote debate this morning at MidemNet against former EMI chairman Eric Nicoli.The news was confirmed...
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MidemNet 2009 Liveblog: Eric Nicoli vs Ian Rogers

We're here for the opening session at MidemNet, a debate between Topspin's Ian Rogers and former EMI chairman Eric Nicoli. Rogers is stepping in to replace Michael Robertson of MP3tunes, who pulled out this week....
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MidemNet 2009 Liveblog: Knowing Your Fans panel

Next up is a panel session on knowing your fans, moderated by Hypebot's Bruce Houghton, and featuring EMI's Cory Ondrejka, Band Metrics' Duncan Freeman and Million's Neil Cartwright.Freeman is up first,...
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7Digital working with EMI on EMI.com D2C site

UK firm 7Digital is involved with EMI's new EMI.com D2C website, although neither company is shouting about the partnership. That image on the right is cropped from a screenshot of the results you get from an artist...