Kylie, Coldplay and Bowie set to leave EMI after takeover

Some of the world's biggest music artists, including Kylie Minogue, Coldplay and David Bowie are set to leave EMI after Universal's £1.2 billion takeover was given the go-ahead. The European Commission said the company may otherwise become too powerful.

Kylie Minogue performing at the Hammersmith Apollo Credit: Press Association

Universal must sell several of EMI's labels including Parlophone, home to Lily Allen and Pink Floyd along with its 50% stake in the Now! That's What I Call Music compilations.