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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hot response to Coldplay

Coldplay's free download 'Violet Hill' Coldplay has apparently been downloaded 600,000 in 24 hours according to EMI, which has already dubbed the trial a 'huge success'. The DRM-free track will only...