OK Go Sign Distribution Deal with Sony Owned RED Distribution

Here at RouteNote we have been keeping a close eye on the situation with OK Go and EMI. Now that OK Go have been able to get out of their EMI contract they are in…

Paul McCartney Dumps EMI for Indie Label

It has been reported that Sir Paul McCartney has dumped EMI in favour of independent record label Concord Music Group. EMI had previously handled almost his 2 dozen albums of McCartney solo and fronting Wings…

EMI In Trouble! Asks For Even More Money To Stay Afloat

Guy Hands’s Terra Firm may have to ask clients for triple the amount to keep EMI afloat until 2015. Terra Firma plans to raise 360 million pounds ($551 million) by the middle of June, which…

EMI’s Cash Fix – Pawn The Back Catalogue

The story of’s EMI’s purchase, and the company’s subsequent struggles to maintain its debt is one that we’ve featured a fair bit, and now the speculation about their move to raise cash by licensing out…

2010 Quarter 1 Marketshare for Major Music Labels

Record industry trade Hits Daily Double has gone through the numbers for Q1 of 2010 to see how the major label marketshare is shaping up. Sony has been gaining some great marketshare from Universal, Im…

OK Go’s Business Meeting With Their New Record Label Heads

As most people know OK Go is no longer part of EMI as they have been having a big disagreement about their music videos being embedded. OK Go’s latest video “This Too Shall Pass” hit…

Hands Out Of Pocket – Warner Prepares Bid For EMI Publishing

Guy Hands and his team at the high flying venture capital firm Terra Firma have been chewing sour grapes ever since their purchase of recording giant EMI for £2.4 billion. They have been in court…

Pink Floyd Beat EMI In Court

Pink Floyd have been in court with EMI, their record label of 43 years, over what level of royalties they should be paid for digital sales of their music, and as to whether tracks from…

Abbey Road Not For Sale After All

Smoke without fire, storms in teacups and cries of “Wolf” abound; despite all the discussion of and online about the potential sale of Abbey Road studios to try and help ease EMI’s cash crisis (yes,…

EMI To Sell Abbey Road?

EMI (actually it’s parent the Gramophone Company) bought the house atNo. 3 Abbey Road in 1931, at the bargain price of £100,000 (around £20 million in today’s money) and turned it into a custom built…