In an announcement that must surely come as another devastating blow to EMI Australia, independent music label Eleven has today announced a new venture with Universal Music. It means that after September 01, Eleven’s brightest stars (Silverchair, Missy Higgins, Paulmac and Kisschasy) will no longer have their music distributed locally by EMI. The move will further chip away at EMI’s market and radio shares domestically, as the company struggles to gain exposure against the might of Universal, SonyBMG and Warner Music. Only four tracks in the ARIA top 50 singles this week belonged to EMI (Universal has 21, SonyBMG and Warner Music both score 12) while on the albums chart, EMI also inhabited four top 50 places, compared with Universal’s 15, SonyBMG’s 11 and Warner Music’s 13). The move from Eleven comes less than nine months after respected dance label Ministry Of Sound also jumped ship from EMI to Universal Music.