It goes without question that Roc-A-Fella Records is responsible for introducing the world to Kanye West, and according to lore he almost didn’t get a chance to shine while there. West has filed a lawsuit against the company and another suit against EMI for owed monies, but his team insists there’s no issue with former […]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are not only partners in life decisions, but also in business. Days after Jay-Z announced a deal between Roc Nation and Warner Chappell, his wife has followed suit. The superstar signed with the label to cover her songwriting and publishing, effective immediately.

In its quest to remain the world’s largest music company, Universal Music Group’s (UMG) $1.9 billion acquisition of rival British company EMI was approved by European regulators, yet pares down the original ambitious terms of the deal. With both companies known as part of the “big four” record labels along with Sony BMG and Warner Music […]

EMI’s Legendary Blue Note Records, announced the launch of a new innovative app through Spotify, Wednesday (Sept. 12). Making for a richer user experience, the Blue Note apps creates a space for listeners to explore and discover music from 1939  to present day. From jazz offerings courtesy of Sidney Beth, the bebop of Thelonious Monk, […]

Beanie Sigel just copped himself a new deal. The Philly rapper has officially signed a distribution agreement with EMI, reports AllHipHop. The record contract was spearheaded by label vet, and Ruffhouse Records founder, Chris Schwartz. While recording music in a Brooklyn studio Thursday (March 29), Beans explained how the deal came about. “That’s what kind of […]

Turntable.fm has officially entered the big leagues. As of yesterday (March 13th), the music sharing site announced its licensing deal with major labels Warner, Universal, Sony and EMI. The move will likely bring Turntable one step closer to becoming a viable technology entity, widening the gap between similar competitors like Pandora and Spotify. Founder Billy […]