There are now 23930 entries in ★ THE DAILY ROXETTE ARCHIVES! Check them out!
www.dailyroxette.com/archives
  ★ TDR Archive of ‘TDR:Music Business’


EMI permits downloading and burning of 140,000 tracks

LONDON - EMI Recorded Music announced plans yesterday for the biggest European music download initiative by a record company in Europe to date. Read the full story...


Possible EMI merger heats up

CANNES - At this year's Midem music industry conference on the French Riviera, music executives have been actively speculating over a possible, future merger concerning Roxette's record label EMI. Read the full story...


BBC profiles Roxette’s record label

LONDON - This week, the BBC profiled Roxette's record label in a program entitled "EMI & Me". Read the full story...


BBC highlights EMI in new documentary series

LONDON - EMI is to be one of the six "most recognizable and influential brands" featured in a new BBC documentary series called "…And Me," that will be televised over the coming weeks. Read the full story...


Roxette Could Be One Of EMI UK’s Upcoming Successes

LONDON - The Guardian has recently published an article on EMI UK and its future. Read the full story...


EMI announces poor profits, again

EMI, one of the world's big five record companies, has seen profits slide 40% in what it termed a "challenging year". Read the full story...


EMI acquires MUTE records

LONDON - EMI Recorded Music has acquired Mute, one of Europe’s leading independent record companies, extending an existing licensing relationship that Mute has had with EMI’s Virgin Records for over 15 years. Read the full story...


EMI faces the music in struggle for profitability

NEW YORK - EMI will ax 1,800 staffers worldwide — nearly 20% of its work force — has cast off a quarter of its 1,600 artists, and will take more than $340 million in charges in an aggressive bid to return the stumbling British music group to fighting form. Read the full story...


Roxette’s record label revamping name, restructuring

LONDON - Roxette's forthcoming releases won't be on the EMI-branded label anymore. The UK-based EMI Group is streamlining its company structure and as a result, one of its labels, EMI Records, will be renamed Capitol. Read the full story...


Second online music service launches with EMI onboard

NEW YORK - Pressplay, which offers music from three of the five major labels, launched its online subscription service on Tuesday. Read the full story...


Copy-protected CDs are not CDs, says Philips

Dutch consumer electronics manufacturer Philips, a co-creator of the CD format, is not playing along as major record labels unveil their copy-protection technology for CDs. Read the full story...


Grammy jury “forgot” to nominate Sweden’s favorite artists

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish "Grammi" nominations are out. But the Swedes' favorite artists have been totally ignored by the jury. Read the full story...


CD prices set to take a plunge

NEW YORK - CDs priced at $9.99 may soon be a standard offer at music stores as U.S. Read the full story...


Music so nice… you may pay twice

NEW YORK - In a move that undoubtedly will confound people who want to play by the rules, music consumers will be paying twice if they want to listen to their music on their stereo and on their computer. Read the full story...


Bad year for EMI

LONDON - EMI Group reported a wider loss in the six-month period ending September 30th compared to the same period a year ago. Read the full story...


Mr. Edmundo goes bankrupt; Per loses $47K

The company behind the music site Mr. Edmundo has filed for bankruptcy according to a report in the Halmstad-based newspaper Hallandsposten. Read the full story...


EMI warns of 20 percent drop in profits

LONDON - EMI, the music company behind artists including Roxette, Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue, stunned investors this past week by warning of a 20% slide in full-year profits. Read the full story...


Universal plans copy protection for all CDs

Vivendi Universal's Universal Music Group plans to start issuing CDs in October with software that prevents music from being digitally copied into computer files, Reuters reports. Read the full story...


Swedish “pop” music industry in crisis

NEW YORK - Recording industry trade magazine Billboard published a front page article in last week's edition in which they wrote about the current state of pop music in Sweden - with the focus being on music exports - and stated that there were no obvious candidates ready to follow in the footsteps of ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, and the Cardigans. Read the full story...


Merger between EMI and BMG scrapped

The planned merger of EMI, the world's third largest music company, and Bertelsmann’s BMG has been scrapped. Read the full story...


Swedish “Rock Watchman” holds key to U.S. relaunch

In a lengthy interview published in Saturday's Dagens Industri, Per Öqvist asked the following question of Tomas Johansson, who heads EMA Telstar (worldwide booking agents for Roxette):   Roxette has had three #1's and a #2 on the American Billboard list. Read the full story...