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Monday, 24 January, 2000, 14:25 GMT
In pictures: A merging of talent

Many of the biggest names in the music industry will be united by the merger of record giants EMI and Warner Music. Here are just a few of the stars who will form part of the new musical empire.

The Spice Girls are among EMI's most popular artists - they are due to release their much-anticipated third album later this year.

Heart-throb Robbie Williams has been a major money-spinner for the British music giant... have veteran rock stars the Rolling Stones.

American entertainment colossus Warner counts the ever-popular Madonna among its biggest attractions.

Britain's Phil Collins, who picked up a Golden Globe award on Sunday for his Tarzan movie soundtrack, is another Warner star.

The Three Tenors, signed to Warner's Atlantic Group, are also a big draw for the US company... is top-selling artist Cher...

...and guitar legend Eric Clapton.

Fellow British musician Mike Oldfield helped to launch EMI's Virgin label.

...whilst American band REM, whose sell-out tour rocked the UK last year, form part of the Warner collection.

The new musical giant will also gain rights to world favourites, The Beatles, who are part of EMI's illustrious back catalogue.

Ol' Blue Eyes is also on the EMI roster...

...along with British pop stalwarts Blur.

EMI also looks after American singer Garth Brooks, the biggest-selling act in the history of country music.

Meanwhile one of the biggest US successes of the late 1990s, Jewel, is signed to Warner's Atlantic group.

Britain's Eurovision entrants Precious are among the young talent at EMI.

Superstar violinist Vanessa Mae also forms part of the group's varied back catalogue.

Time Warner Music count Grammy-award-winning Alanis Morissette amongst their biggest talents.

Wales's finest, Catatonia, are also signed to the label...

...along with award-winning Irish band, The Corrs.

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