EMI Music brings music videos and concerts to Hulu
Grammy-Winning Artist Norah Jones Kicks-Off EMI Offering with Exclusive Material and Music Videos
EMI is first major label group to make concerts, music videos available on Hulu
Los Angeles, EMI Music has reached an agreement with Hulu, an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at Hulu.com and other online destination sites — anytime in the U.S., making EMI the first major music company to offer concerts and music videos from its artists to Hulu viewers. The deal, which will include content from artists on EMI’s labels including Virgin, Capitol and Blue Note, begins today with exclusive content from Norah Jones, whose highly-anticipated new album, The Fall debuts this week.
The Norah Jones page on Hulu is available at www.hulu.com and will feature multiple concerts in their entirety, including her show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, which featured guests Dolly Parton and Gillian Welch. Also available is the entire repertoire of Norah Jones music videos, including her latest, Chasing Pirates, videos from her 2007 release, Not Too Late, as well as those from quadruple platinum 2004 release Feels Like Home and her landmark debut album, Come Away With Me. An interview with Jones is available on the Hulu blog: http://blog.hulu.com.
“We think Hulu is an excellent, high-quality environment and a great place to connect with fans. We look forward to making more content available from other artists as well,” said Ronn Werre, President, EMI Music Services and COO, EMI Music North America. “We’re delighted to add Hulu to the growing number of platforms EMI is working with to give fans more of what they’re looking for.”
Since the release of her debut album Come Away With Me in 2002, Norah has become one of the most influential and biggest-selling artists of the decade, reaching the #1 spot in the US and across the globe for each of her three previous albums, racking up a staggering 37 million in sales worldwide, and receiving 9 Grammy Awards.
The Fall, which is being released this week around the world, finds Jones experimenting with a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris. King also helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer).
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