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Music recommendation system in works

The system promises digital music stores and portals more precise methods for customers to discover and recommend new music, plus interactive multimedia content that is not just tied to albums, as with Apple's new iTunes LP multimedia content.

EMI closing doors in Southeast Asia

EMI Music is shuttering its operations in a string of Southeast Asian markets, handing its distribution and marketing over to Warner Music Group. The move is effective immediately.

WMI teams with Brazilian soccer club

Warner Music International has teamed up with leading Brazilian soccer club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista to create and distribute Corinthians-branded content and market WMI's catalog to the club's fans worldwide.

Morrissey splits with management firm

Morrissey has split with artist management firm ie:music after three months. An ie:music spokesman confirmed that it had parted company with the ex-Smiths frontman, but declined to give any details.

Rolling Stones leave EMI for UMG

The Rolling Stones have split with longtime label EMI and inked a new deal with the Universal Music Group covering future studio albums and the band's lucrative back catalog.

Study sees digital music shakeout

LONDON -- The digital music business should expect a spate of consolidation during 2008 and 2009, according to a new report.

eDonkey servers shut down

Online music piracy was dealt another blow by the IFPI, the global music industry trade body, following a series of legal actions against illegal file sharers in Germany this week.

Wilson wants to record ‘Lucky Old Sun’

Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the new work he premiered at London's Royal Festival Hall on Monday but said there is no specific timetable in mind for the recording.

Four Kerrang noms for My Chemical Romance

With four noms each, British newcomers Enter Shikari and American rockers My Chemical Romance lead the nominations for the Kerrang Awards, to be held at London's the Brewery on Aug. 23.

Music from EMI a tourist attraction

EMI Music U.K. artists will take center stage in a campaign to promote Britain as a popular tourist destination. EMI will supply more than 140,000 downloadable tracks to

Weather putting damper on U.K. fests

Flooding and storms throughout the U.K. have sunk live music events including the LodeStar, Ashton Court and Fflam festivals. Thames flooding has started to overwhelm the land for the Reading Festival, but an organizer said there is "no question" it will still take place.

OFT clears Universal’s Sanctuary deal

The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading has cleared Universal Music Group's acquisition of the financially troubled Sanctuary Group. The clearance comes after Centenary Music Holdings, UMG's bid vehicle, made a June 15 cash bid for 20 pence ($0.41) a share. This values Sanctuary at £44.5 million ($91.2 million).