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Scotts covers “It Must Have Been Love”

The Swedish group Scotts was very successful on a popular Swedish TV-show called "Dansbandskampen" fall of 2008. Read the full story...


Swedish electronic poptrio Zeigeist releases “Neverending Love” EP

Taken from http://www.zeigeist.eu/: "During the past years, we have put more and more love into Zeigeist, fed her like the Queen she have been. Read the full story...


Rolf Nygren, EMI boss, dead at 68

STOCKHOLM - Swedish newspaper Musikindustrin reports that EMI boss Roffe Nygren sadly has passed away. Read the full story...


More than 100 million SEK to Swedish songwriters

Few talk about the "Swedish musical wonder" anymore, which was strongly connected to successful Swedish artists, but Swedish music is still popular outside of Sweden. Read the full story...


EMI, a company in deep crisis

Up to 2,000 jobs at EMI – more than one in three of the workforce – are at risk under a radical restructuring of the music group drawn up by private-equity boss Guy Hands. Read the full story...


iTunes adds unprotected Roxette music to its catalog

As revealed earlier this year, iTunes became one of the first online stores selling music published by EMI without copy-protection. Read the full story...


EMI ditches copy-protection on iTunes Store

LONDON (Updated) - Wall Street Journal reports that EMI Group will today announce that it will start selling music on Apple's iTunes Store without copy-protection. Read the full story...


EMI abandons CD copy protection?

According to Dutch NVPI, EMI Music stops using copy protection technology on the CDs the company releases. Read the full story...


Roxette keeps fighting the IRS

STOCKHOLM - According to Dinapengar.se Roxette has, as expected, appealed the tax evasion case since the German tour 1995 once more. Read the full story...


Illegal sharing of Roxette music takes Swede to court

STOCKHOLM - A 44-year-old Swedish man is being prosecuted for illegally sharing thousands of music files on Direct Connect network. Read the full story...


Roxette duo both lose fight over taxes from 1995

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson have been involved in what's been labeled by the Swedish government as tax evasion.   Read the full story...


EMI joins legal P2P service Mashboxx

By Nate Mook   Mashboxx, a legal peer-to-peer (P2P) system founded by former Grokster CEO Wayne Rosso, announced Friday it had signed an agreement with music label EMI to license its digital library, including songs from Roxette. Read the full story...


EMI fails again to buy rival Warner Music

LONDON - Warner Music, has rejected a US$4.2 billion (£2.2bn; €3.3bn) bid by rival EMI.   Read the full story...


Per to produce “Nordic Rox” on Sirius Satellite Radio

NEW YORK -   "Nordic Rox," a new program debuting April 30 on U.S.-based Sirius Satellite Radio, will be produced under the creative guidance of Per Gessle, one of the world's most successful songwriters, producers and musicians. Read the full story...


Minor record label in Halmstad revolts

HALMSTAD - The record label Westcoast Studios in Halmstad wants to show the politicians and record company moguls that you can get a big hit without marketing budgets in the million krona range. Read the full story...


iTunes enter Sweden finally

Today Apple's very successful legal downloading service iTunes opened its gates in Sweden. Read the full story...


Ifpi Sweden fights online piracy with an open letter

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Ifpi (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) issued today an open letter that has been published in several Swedish newspapers. Read the full story...


Hundreds of song swappers sued in Europe

LONDON - The record industry trade group IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) has recently filed 459 lawsuits against users of file sharing networks in Europe. Read the full story...


Compact Disc format rocks on in Europe

LONDON - The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, a new study said on Tuesday.   Read the full story...


“Poplife” is born

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet decides to start a new record store on the Internet. Read the full story...


Polar Studios forced to close after 26 extraordinary years

STOCKHOLM - The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm will close its doors on May 1st after 26 years of operation. Read the full story...


Belgian consumer organization sues record companies

BRUSSELS - Copy protection of CDs is illegal, claims the Belgian consumer rights organization Test Aankoop, who sued EMI, BMG, Sony and Universal for copy protecting their CDs. Read the full story...


Per and Marie candidates for a special award of the Swedish Grammis jury

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson are both nominated for the jury's special Honorary Award at the Swedish Grammis awards 2003. Read the full story...


EMI and UK file-sharing network offer back catalogue online

LONDON - UK based file sharing network Wippit.com has signed a deal with EMI to legally offer its entire music back catalogue on-line. Read the full story...


Selling songs online in growth

While using the file swapping services such as Kazaa is decreasing, more and more legitimate online music stores are launched. Read the full story...


EMI negotiating a merger with Warner Music – again

LONDON - EMI Group Plc, the London-based head office of Roxette's record company, has returned to the negotiating table with Time Warner. Read the full story...


Copy protected CDs illegal in France?

NANTERRE - Unfortunately not. EMI is not allowed to release defective CDs, a French court decided. Read the full story...


EMI boss defends music industry; Universal drops prices

  The Vice-Chairman of EMI, David Munns, has defended his company's stance on record prices and the state of the music industry. Read the full story...


EMI UK drops prices of CD singles

LONDON - Music giant EMI is to introduce a new system of prices for CD singles in an attempt to revive sales. Read the full story...


“Better albums need to be made”

STOCKHOLM - Your album "Mazarin" has since it was released in June sold more than 170,000 copies and therefore has helped raising an otherwise lousy first six months for the record business. Read the full story...


Per “rages” against pirates

STOCKHOLM - In today's edition of Swedish tabloid Expressen Per says "It's stealing. Read the full story...


EMI’s profits rise slightly, but sales fall

LONDON - EMI has reported a slight rise in adjusted pre-tax profits to £177.3m ($290.2m), from £153.3m last year. Read the full story...