Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Queen leaves EMI for Universal in moment for 40th anniversary

Queen, the British band, has signed a record contract with Universal Music Group after being with EMI for almost 40 years. They are also preparing to free remastered versions of their studio albums to hit store shelves next year.

Under the contract with Universal, the band will appear on the Island Records label starting January 1. Brian May, the band’s guitarist, said that they are very thrilled. After so long, they will be embarking on a new phase of their career with new dreams, new thoughts and a new record company.

Queen’s original lead singer, Freddie Mercury, passed away in 1991, and the group hasn’t been as accepted as it once was. However, re-releasing their albums could mean big business for them, while their result to sign with a new label comes as they are celebrating their 40th anniversary next year.

Island Records is already getting the remastered albums ready, which will comprise worldwide hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions, Another One Bites The Dust and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Additional contenyt is also set to be added, with the first 5 albums being made accessible in March. Universal Music Group International chief operating officer, Max Hole said that they want to apply fresh novelty and thinking to the marketing and promotion of the group’s work.

The band is also set to be marked in a television documentary to be shown on BBC, while a Hollywood film will be made about them. Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian, will reportedly play Mercury.


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