Big news today: Utada’s contract with Island Def Jam/Universal Music Group is officially over. Going forward, any and all music by Utada will be released through EMI Music, under the name “Hikaru Utada.” EMI Music and U3Music have signed a new global recording contract which will see her musical activities “in all countries and languages” united under one name. Roger Faxon, CEO of EMI Music, says “We are very happy that EMI’s global network, expertise and passion will continue to contribute to and support the music and creative vision of the superbly talented Hikaru Utada.” Exciting stuff.
November 8, 2010 19
Utada (US), Utada Hikaru (JPN)
Utada ends with IDJ/Universal; Signs worldwide contract with EMI Music
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