EMI `Does The Treble` in the MSN Music Download Awards 2005

Released on = January 30, 2006, 4:32 am

Press Release Author = Charlotte Hanson

Industry = Management

Press Release Summary = EMI labels boast three of the top five Best Albums of 2005

Press Release Body = Coldplay's third album on Parlophone 'X&Y', which topped the
charts in 32 countries, received the Best Album award at the MSN Music Download
Awards 2005, taking almost a third of the votes.

Newcomer KT Tunstall's 'Eye To The Telescope' from EMI Music UK label Relentless
Records came second while Gorillaz's 'Demon Days', also from Parlophone, came in at
fourth place.

Robbie Williams, from Chrysalis on EMI Records UK, was also recognised in the top
five artists of 2006.

The MSN Music Download Awards 2005, voted by the public, celebrates the finest
musical talent in 2005. Over 10,000 people voted for their favourite recording
artists in three categories - Best Artist, Best Track and Best Album.

Danny Van Emden, Digital Media Director at EMI Music UK comments, "This triple win
for EMI reflects our strong commitment to building a digital strategy which is
incorporated into the overall marketing and sales mix. The beauty and power of
digital marketing is leveraging spontaneous moments -- offering a fan a download of
a track they have just seen performed live in front of them at gig."

Dan Duncombe, Digital Media Manager at EMI Music UK label Parlophone, said, "We're
thrilled Coldplay have received the Best Album award. It is great to celebrate the
significant impact of downloads in an ever changing music industry and recognise how
a new generation of fans are accessing music. More importantly for Coldplay this is
an award voted for by the fans."

Best Album
1. Coldplay - X&Y
2. KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope
3. Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business
4. Gorillaz - Demon Days
5. Kanye West - Late Registration

Best Artist
1. Gwen Stefani
2. James Blunt
3. Kaiser Chiefs
4. Coldplay
5. Robbie Williams

Best Track
1. James Blunt - You're Beautiful
2. Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha
3. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
4. Sugarbabes - Push the Button
5. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc



Notes to editors:
For further information on EMI Music UK, please contact:
Charlotte Hanson 0845 408 2031 charlotte.hanson@immediatefuture.co.uk

For further information on MSN, please contact:
Ruth Thomas 0207 025 6437 ruth.thomas@redconsultancy.com

About EMI Music UK - Digital Media Division

EMI Music was the first major record company to establish a dedicated Digital Media
division in 1998. The division, headed up by Danny Van Emden, the Digital Media
Director, is
responsible for the digital activity of EMI Music UK and Ireland and its individual
music labels. In addition, each of EMI Music's record labels - EMI Records,
Innocent, Parlophone, Virgin and the catalogue division - has a Digital Media
Manager responsible for developing artist specific new media opportunities,
promotions and web presence.

The Digital Media division develops many of the company's digital cross-marketing
and artist promotions; providing exclusive content; managing data capture and eCRM
systems; and monetising EMI Music's assets across the digital media. The division is
also responsible for the EMI Music aggregate site, www.the-raft.com and mobile
portal wap.the-raft.com. The website has been running for 11 years and won multiple

With in house skills in journalism, programming, photography, SEO and design, the
team are able to generate the right mix of copywriting and creativity to exploit a
range of commercial opportunities. Working with EMI's Commercial Digital team,
Digital Media has worked with retail, brand, online and mobile organisations. This
year alone, the division has agreed a number of crucial deals with high profile
partners including OD2, i-Tunes, mycokemusic, Napster, Orange and Vodafone Live.

Websites developed for well-known artists include Kylie.com, Kelis.co.uk,
thethrills.com, nerduk.com, thedivinecomedy.com, doves.net and jamelia.com. The team
is also responsible for creating artists' web shops, selling physical products and
exclusive merchandise, as well as developing mobile shops and download platforms.

EMI Music UK is part of The EMI Group, one of the largest music companies in the
world and listed on the London Stock Exchange.


About MSN.co.uk
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MSN is the UK's largest portal attracting over 16.4 million visitors per month in
the UK (Nielsen//NetRatings November 2005) and more than 440 million unique users
worldwide (MSN Internal Data). Owned by Microsoft, MSN is available in 42 markets
and 21 languages.
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Charlotte Hanson
immediate future Ltd.
0845 408 2031

Web Site = http://www.immediatefuture.co.uk

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Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 6NA

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