EMI chief executive Eric Nicoli will hold a UK event this morning with special guest Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, according to an invitation sent to press on Sunday.

While the invitation doesn't specifically say what will be announced at the event, it does say that attendees will "hear about an exciting new digital offering." The event will also feature a "special live performance" – further details were not available.

Many reports have speculated it could be the long-awaited deal between EMI and Apple to make the music of the Beatles available on iTunes.

Nicoli, whose music company owns the rights to distribute the Beatles' music, reportedly praised Apple for the simplicity of its iTunes and iPod offerings at a mobile industry conference last week. And speculation is rife that the announcement could include a tie-up with Apple’s latest, iPhone launch.

Earlier this year the software company reached agreement with Beatles' record label Apple in the long-running legal row over the use of Apple brand.

Under the terms of the agreement, Apple claimed full control of the name, licensing certain trademarks back to the Beatles' record company.

Additional reporting by Miya Knights