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EMI Dives Into BBC Vaults

Among the artists included in the deal are performances by Kylie Minogue, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Depeche Mode, Queen, Roxy Music, Lily Allen and Pink Floyd.
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EMI Music and BBC Worldwide have reached an agreement under with thousands of hours of pop and rock music from the BBC archives will be released to the public.

Under the agreement, EMI and its artists will be allowed to release BBC TV and radio recordings across multiple platforms including digital, and BBC Worldwide will be able to use EMI artists' performances to create new programming that can be sold to international broadcasters and consumers. BBC Worldwide also acquired the rights to distribute the content direct to consumers via any of their own future digital services.

Among the artists included in the deal are performances by Kylie Minogue, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Depeche Mode, Queen, Roxy Music, Lily Allen and Pink Floyd.

The deal is part of BBC Worldwide Music's strategy to derive greater value from the wealth of music-related material in the corporation's archive.

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