EMI launches experimental D2C EMI.com website
It's been an open secret for weeks, but EMI Music has now officially announced the launch of its new EMI.com website, which will act as a D2C portal to experiment with new digital technologies and discovery mechanisms.Complete...
December 17, 2008
Beatles iTunes negotiations stalled, says Paul McCartney
The appearance of The Beatles' back catalogue on iTunes (or, indeed, any digital music service) is as far off as ever, judging by comments yesterday from Sir Paul McCartney.But here's the thing – for once,...
November 25, 2008
EMI says iTunes Plus hasn’t boosted piracy
Three senior EMI execs, including CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti, have given an in-depth interview to Billboard talking about the label's strategy. Among the interesting points are their comments about selling DRM-free songs on...
November 17, 2008
EMI to reorganise in three separate business units
Today's Financial Times has a report on EMI Music's planned restructuring into three separate business units: new music, catalogue, and music services.The news comes as EMI announces earnings of
November 7, 2008
EMI annual losses balloon to
Terra Firma has revealed just how large a task it's facing turning EMI around, releasing a report showing pro forma losses grew from
October 27, 2008
MySpace Music launch – more delay?
MySpace Music's launch, originally scheduled for yesterday, then moved to Thursday of this week, may get pushed back a week or more, Silicon Alley Insider reports. This leads to further speculation that the delay is...
September 18, 2008
New MP3 deals for We7 and 7digital
It's a busy week for British digital music stores We7 and 7digital. We7 has announced that it's signed EMI for its ad-supported streaming music service, with the label also making its MP3 catalogue available for...
September 2, 2008
Hands claims `dramatic improvement’ for EMI in first fiscal quarter
Things are looking up for EMI, at least according to an email sent out to staff by chairman Guy Hands, which hails a positive Q1 for the company – generating positive ebitda of
July 15, 2008
Viva La Vida now the biggest paid album download ever
EMI Music claims that Coldplay's new album `Viva La Vida' is now the biggest ever paid album download, having shifted 394.000 digital copies in the last three weeks (this is based on Nielsen Soundscan figures in...
July 11, 2008
EMI appoints Leoni-Sceti as chief executive of recorded music division
EMI has confirmed the much-rumoured appointment of Elio Leoni-Sceti as the chief executive of its recorded music division. He joins from European firm Reckitt Benckiser, triggering much `he's been selling soap, now he'll...
July 8, 2008
EMI backs download kiosks
EMI has licensed 25,000 tracks and videos to a music kiosk company which aims to take over airports across Europe. The first installation is in Italy's Fiumicinco international airport in Rome where travellers will be...
May 30, 2008