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Author: Lars-Erik Olson
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U.S. McDonalds to sell music again in special promotion; Former EMI boss is involved

The current issue of Billboard magazine reports that McDonalds restaurants has once again signed a deal to distribute inexpensive CDs, and mentions that the last time this was done, EMI was the partner with Roxette and Garth Brooks involved. Read the full story...


RoxAttaq planned to support U.S. releases

Thanks primarily to the work of Steven Howlett (who happens to be in the U.K.) Read the full story...


“Wish I Could Fly” to hit American airwaves in mid-July

Promotional copies of "Wish I Could Fly" are being sent to U.S. Top 40 and Adult Contemporary radio stations with the target "hit" date of July 18th. It is uncertain at the moment, however, if Edel America (EAR) will be releasing a commercial version of the single. Read the full story...


Music industry finds ‘Net to be both boon and threat

MP3s, Napster, and other Internet file-trading programs were supposed to cannibalize retail music sales and destroy the recording industry. But thanks in part to clever Internet marketing, just the opposite has happened — at least in some cases. Read the full story...


EMI Sweden to release “Det Som Var Nu” as single

Marie's successful duet with Patrik Isaksson, "Det Som Var Nu," will be released to radio on July 19th, and available in stores at the end of July. In an effort to promote the single, Marie will appear as part of this year's premier program of "Allsång på Skansen" on June 27th. Read the full story...


U.S. releases will have new look

The Daily Roxette met recently with Steve Johnson, art director for Edel America Records (EAR). Read the full story...


EMI Sweden launches their own Website

EMI Sweden's long-awaited Website is finally active. Standard "press release"-type information is included about Roxette and Marie Fredriksson. EMI Svenska AB (English pages not yet active) Read the full story...


VH1 appearance set for August

This August, look for Roxette on VH1’s "Where Are They Now?" where the group discusses their career in the 90’s and their future plans for America. Read the full story...


Roxette included in U.S. broadcast of World Music Awards

An ABC spokesperson confirmed today that Roxette's performance of "Wish I Could Fly" will be included when they broadcast the World Music Awards program on Monday, May 29. Read the full story...


EMI embraces Windows Media format

EMI, Roxette's record label, announced Wednesday its intention to sell downloads using only the Windows Media format. EMI Recorded Music will offer up 100 albums and 40 singles through digital retail outlets starting in July. Read the full story...


ABC to broadcast World Music Awards on May 29

ABC (the American Broadcasting Company) will broadcast their version of the World Music Awards show on Monday, May 29, at 8 pm (Eastern and Pacific time zones). Read the full story...


World tour planned for next year

"The thought is that Roxette will go out on a world tour next year. Read the full story...