17 Nov

Beatles Catalog Finally Available!

After waiting and waiting to get the Beatles catalog online, it finally happened. And the winner is…..iTunes of course. On the November 16th EMI CEO Roger Faxon finally got the deal to work out with Apple’s Steve Jobs even with Google and Amazon in the mix. Apparently iTunes offered the best option for the music deal.

As of the other day there were over 15 Beatles songs on the iTunes top 100 and eight albums in the top 20. Nuts.

13 Nov

Queen Goes to Universal

It’s been 40 years that Queen has been with EMI but now the have ended their relationship and moved over to Universal Music Group. Moving to Universal will bring remastered versions of all of Queens albums sometime next year.

Brian May of Queen says “We are very excited after all this time to be embarking on a new phase of our career.

Its seems that after the 2007 purchase of EMI by Terra Firma they have been losing big acts such as Radiohead, Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

08 Mar

Old Danger Mouse Album Finally Coming Out

Remember last year Danger Mouse was putting out an album featuring Julian Casablancas, Iggy Pop and others titled “Dark Night Of The Soul”? Well EMI had to put it on hold for some “dispute” and Danger Mouse put out a blank CD-R in protest. That’s pretty damn awesome. Well EMi is finally going to release the album. EMI says:

“We can confirm that EMI are working with Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse again, and are delighted to be doing so. Further information on releases will follow shortly.”

17 Feb

Abbey Road Studios For Sale

EMI, the owners of Abbey Road, has put the studio up for sale. EMI is needing some serious cash. EMI bought the property at 3 Abbey Road in London back in 1929 and converted it to recording studios. The Beatles recorded a majority of their songs there; Pink Floyds ‘Dark Side Of The Moon and the scores for “Lord Of The Rings” and “Harry Potter” were also recorded there.


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