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Amid Turmoil, EMI Launches New Label

NASHVILLE (Hypebot) –
EMI may be just days away from defaulting on its loan obligations to CitiGroup, but that didn't stop the music group from launching a new record label yesterday. Building on its success in the country genre (Capital Nashville was named label of the year at the recent Country Radio Seminar and 2009’s #1 country imprint by Billboard), EMI Records Nashville will debut as a sister label with its own staffing.

The first artist on the new imprint is singer/songwriter Troy Olsen, whose debut album is slated for release later this year. Olsen has penned hits for Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton. Angela Lange, most recently at Capitol Records Nashville as Southeast promo chief, is joining as VP of Promotion, and the rest of the EMI Records Nashville team will announced shortly.