EMI Gets Into The BBC Vault

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EMI has entered in a deal with the BBC (BBC.UL) for unreleased material. The broadcaster will make its television & radio archives of the company’s acts for a five-year period available to EMI. Highlights include behind-the-scenes footage of David Bowie’s 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, & who knows who else! They have thousands of hours of video, audio, & radio records.

I guess we will have to wait to see how the label chooses to release this library of content. This deal covers any artist that is under contract with EMI, such as Queen & Paul McCartney. The payment by EMI for access to the archives has not been disclosed at this time. According to Salim Mukadda, BBC Worldwide head of commercial affairs, the deal was “more of a partnership where we are able to exploit each other’s catalogs better.”
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