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EMI Group Ltd
Type Private
Founded 1931
Headquarters Flag of the United Kingdom London, England, UK
Key people Guy Hands, Chairman
Industry Music
Revenue £2.07 billion (2006)
Net income £260 million loss (2007)[1][2]
Employees 5,500 (January 2008)
Website EMI Group website

The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music –which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, United Kingdom– and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. EMI Music is one of the "big four" record companies, making it among the largest in the world. EMI may stand for: English as a Medium of Instruction EMI Group plc : the record company, originally Electric and Musical Industries Ltd European Monetary Institute Electromagnetic interference, also known as radio frequency interference. ... Image File history File links Emi_logo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Guy Hands (born 1959) is a financier and the current CEO of the private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, which he founded in 2002. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For other uses, see Kensington (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The world music market, or global music market consists of record companies, labels and publishers that distribute recorded music products internationally and that often control the rights to those products. ...


EMI has been owned by Terra Firma Capital Partners since August 2007.[1] Terra Firma bought EMI for £3.2 billion after a dramatic decline in sales, and announcement that EMI had made financial loss of £260 million in 2006/2007.[1][2] At the same time, EMI's British market share dropped from 16% to 9%. Following the transition, several important artists walked out of EMI, including Radiohead. Sir Paul McCartney left ahead of the takeover.[1] The Rolling Stones have signed a one-album deal outside of their contract with EMI which expired on February 2008.[3][4] Terra Firma Capital Partners is an venture capital firm based in London, UK. It was formed as a spin-off company from Nomuras Principal Finance Group in 1994 and has invested £4. ... Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ...


Guy Hands, the new owner of EMI, came with restructuring plans to cut 1500–2000 jobs[2] to reduce costs by £200 million a year. In January 2008, EMI's UK chief executive Tony Wadsworth left the company after 25 years. The cuts take effect over the year 2008, and would affect up to a third of EMI's 5500 staff.[2] Guy Hands (born 1959) is a financier and the current CEO of the private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, which he founded in 2002. ...

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History

EMI's building in London
EMI's building in London

The Electric and Musical Industries Ltd formed in March 1931 from a merger of the UK Columbia Graphophone Company and the Gramophone Company, famous at the time for its record label "His Master's Voice". From its beginning, the company was involved in both the manufacture of recording and playback equipment and the provision of music to play on its machines. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (800x1067, 629 KB) The EMI building, around the corner of High Street Kensington underground station, in Wrights Lane W8. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (800x1067, 629 KB) The EMI building, around the corner of High Street Kensington underground station, in Wrights Lane W8. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Columbia Graphophone Company was one of the earliest gramophone companies in the United Kingdom. ... The Gramophone Company, based in the United Kingdom, was one of the early recording companies. ... This article is about the trademark. ...


Manufacturing

The company's gramophone manufacturing led to forty years of success with larger-scale electronics. Alan Blumlein, a skilled engineer employed by EMI, conducted a great deal of pioneering research into stereo sound recording. Blumlein was tragically killed in 1942 whilst conducting trials on an experimental H2S radar unit. During and after World War II, the EMI Laboratories in Hayes, Hillingdon developed radar equipment and guided missiles. The company later became involved in broadcasting equipment, notably providing the first television transmitter to the BBC. It also manufactured broadcast television cameras for British television production companies, mostly the BBC, although the commercial television ITV companies used them as well alongside cameras made by Pye and Marconi. Their most famous piece of broadcast television equipment was the EMI 2001 colour camera, which became the mainstay of both the BBC and several ITV companies in the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1958 the EMIDEC 1100, Britain's first transistorised computer was developed at Hayes under the leadership of Godfrey Hounsfield. In the early 1970s, Hounsfield developed the first CAT scanner, a device which revolutionised medical imaging. Hounsfield later won the Nobel Prize for his accomplishment. After brief, but brilliant, success in the medical imaging field, EMI's manufacturing activities were sold off to other companies, notably Thorn (see Thorn EMI). Subsequently development and manufacturing activities were sold off to other companies and work moved to other towns such as Crawley and Wells. Surface mount electronic components Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures and vacuum tubes. ... Alan Dower Blumlein was an electronics engineer who made a great many inventions in telecommunications, sound recording, stereo, television and radar. ... An early H2S picture of the Pembroke and Milford Haven area The H2S radar was used in bombers of RAF Bomber Command. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... , For other places with the same name, see Hayes. ... For other uses, see Radar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Missile (disambiguation). ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Pye Ltd. ... Marconi may be: People Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937) Corporations: Alenia Marconi Systems GEC Marconi Marconi plc (formerly GEC) Marconi Electronic Systems Matra Marconi Space This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Assorted discrete transistors A transistor is a semiconductor device, commonly used as an amplifier or an electrically controlled switch. ... This article is about the machine. ... Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield (28 August 1919 - 12 August 2004) was an English electrical engineer who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Allan McLeod Cormack for his part in developing the diagnostic technique of computerized axial tomography (CAT). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Medical imaging designates the ensemble of techniques and processes used to create images of the human body (or parts thereof) for clinical purposes (medical procedures seeking to reveal, diagnose or examine disease) or medical science (including the study of normal anatomy and function). ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ... Thorn EMI logo Thorn EMI was a major British company involved in consumer electronics, music, defence and retail. ...


Music

Early in its life, the company established subsidiary operations in a number of other countries in the British Commonwealth, including India, Australia and New Zealand. EMI's Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries dominated the popular music industries in those countries from the 1920s until the 1960s, when other locally owned labels (such as Festival Records) began to challenge EMI's market near monopoly. The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2008. ... The 1920s they were sexy referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Festival Records was an Australian music recording and publishing company which was founded in Sydney in 1952 and operated until 2005. ...


In 1931, the year the company was formed, it opened the legendary recording studios at Abbey Road, London. During the 1930s and 1940s, its roster of artists included Arturo Toscanini, Sir Edward Elgar, and Otto Klemperer, among many others. During this time EMI appointed its first A&R managers. These included George Martin, who later brought The Beatles into the EMI fold. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the [[. In East Asia, the rise of militarism occurred. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... Toscanini conducting. ... Edward Elgar Sir Edward William Elgar, Bt OM GCVO (June 2, 1857 – February 23, 1934) was a British composer, born in the small Worcestershire village of Broadheath to William Elgar, a piano tuner and music dealer, and his wife Ann. ... Otto Klemperer (May 14, 1885 – July 6, 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. ... In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


EMI released its first LPs in 1952 and its first stereophonic recordings in 1955 (first on reel-to-reel tape and then LPs, beginning in 1958).


In 1957, to replace the loss of its long-established licensing arrangements with RCA Victor and Columbia Records (Columbia USA cut its ties with EMI in 1951), EMI entered the American market by acquiring 96% of the stock of Capitol Records. From 1960 to 1995 their HQ, "EMI House" was at 20 Manchester Square. The stairwell is on the cover of The Beatles "Please Please Me" album. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Manchester Square in the 1790s. ...


Its classical artists were largely limited to the prestigious British orchestras, such as the Philharmonia Orchestra. During the LP era very few U.S. orchestras had EMI as their principal recording company; an exception was the Pittsburgh Symphony, particularly during the years of William Steinberg's leadership, also Carmen Dragon who conducted the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra. The Philharmonia is an orchestra based in London. ... The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the major orchestras in the United States. ... William Steinberg (originally Hans Wilhelm Steinberg) (August 1, 1899 – May 16, 1978) was a German Jewish conductor. ... Carmen Dragon (July 28, 1914 – March 28, 1984) was a conductor, composer, and arranger. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ...


Under the management of Sir Joseph Lockwood, during the late 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s the company enjoyed huge success in the popular music field. The groups and solo artists signed to EMI and its subsidiary labels -- including Parlophone, HMV and Columbia Graphophone and Capitol Records -- made EMI the best-known and most successful recording company in the world at that time, with a roster that included scores of major pop acts of the period including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Hollies, Cilla Black and Pink Floyd. For the music genre, see Pop music. ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. ... This article is about the trademark. ... The Columbia Graphophone Company was one of the earliest gramophone companies in the United Kingdom. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The Beach Boys is an American rock and roll band. ... ‹ The template below (Citations missing) is being considered for deletion. ... Cilla Black OBE (born 27 May 1942) is an English singer-songwriter and television personality, born Priscilla Maria Veronica White to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother in Liverpool. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ...


By 1967 EMI converted HMV to an exclusive classical music label, shifting HMV's pop music roster to Columbia. In 1969, EMI established a new subsidiary label, Harvest Records, which signed groups in the emerging progressive rock genre, including Pink Floyd. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Harvest Records was a record label, formed by EMI in 1969 to promote progressive rock music and to compete with Philips Vertigo label and Deccas Deram labels. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ...


Electric & Musical Industries changed its name to EMI Ltd in 1971 and the subsidiary Gramophone Company became EMI Records Ltd in 1973. In 1972, EMI replaced the Columbia label with EMI Records. In February 1979, EMI Ltd. acquired United Artists Records. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in the United Kingdom and with operations in over 25 other countries. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... United Artists Records was a record label founded by United Artists soon after its own founding in 1919 to distribute soundtracks from its movies. ...


In October of 1979 THORN Electrical Industries merged with EMI Ltd. to form Thorn EMI. THORN Electrical Industries Ltd. ... Thorn EMI logo Thorn EMI was a major British company involved in consumer electronics, music, defence and retail. ...


In 1989 Thorn EMI bought a 50% interest in Chrysalis Records, buying the outstanding 50% in 1991. In one of its highest-profile and most expensive acquisitions, Thorn EMI took over Richard Branson's Virgin Records in 1992. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ...


On August 16, 1996, Thorn EMI shareholders voted in favour of demerger proposals. The resulting media company was known by the name EMI Group PLC.


Since the 1930s, Shanghai's Baak Doi had been published under the EMI[5] label. Since then, EMI had also been the dominant label in the cantopop market in Hong Kong. EMI divested totally from the c-pop market between the years 2004-2006. After that, all Hong Kong music artists previously associated with EMI have had their music published by Gold Label, a concern unaffiliated with EMI and with which EMI does not hold any interest. For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Baak Doi Pathé Records (Chinese: 百代唱片, Baak Doi) is the first major record company in Shanghai, China and later Hong Kong. ... Cantopop (Chinese: 粵語流行曲) is a colloquial portmanteau for Cantonese popular music. It is also referred to as HK-pop, short for Hong Kong popular music. It is categorized as a subgenre of Chinese popular music within C-pop. ... C-pop is an abbreviation for Chinese pop. ... Gold Label is a large artist management company in Hong Kong, founded by renowned manager Paco Wong. ...


On 2nd April 2007, EMI announced it would begin releasing its music in DRM-free formats. Initially they are rolling out in superior sounding high-bitrate AAC format via Apple's iTunes Store (under the iTunes Plus category) [6]. The tracks will cost $1.29/€1.29/£0.99. Legacy tracks with FairPlay DRM will still be available for $0.99/€0.99/£0.79 - albeit with lower quality sound and DRM restrictions still in place. Users will be able to ‘upgrade’ the EMI tracks that they have already bought for $0.30/€0.30/£0.20. Albums are available at the same price as their lower quality, DRM counterparts. Music videos from EMI will also be DRM-free. The higher-quality, DRM-free files became available worldwide on iTunes on May 30, 2007, and are expected to show up on other music download services soon. April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Digital rights management (DRM) is an umbrella term that refers to access control technologies used by publishers and copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. ... The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ... FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) technology created by Apple Inc. ...


Since then Universal Records has also announced sales of DRM-free music (which they described as an experiment). Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ...


Legal issues

On December 15, 2005, Apple Records, the record label representing the Beatles, launched a suit against EMI for non-payment of royalties. The suit alleges that EMI have withheld $50 million from the record label. An EMI spokesman noted that audits of record label accounts are not unusual, confirming at least two hundred such audits have been performed, but that they rarely result in legal action.[7] A legal settlement was announced on April 12, 2007. Terms were undisclosed.[8] is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


EMI and Warner Music Group

In May 2006, EMI attempted to buy Warner Music Group, which would have reduced the world's four largest record companies (Big Four) to three; however, the bid was rejected.[9] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ...


Warner Music Group launched a Pac-Man defense, offering to buy EMI. EMI rejected the offer. Representatives from both sides are thought to be still having meetings and deciding if one company will buy the other, however the European Commission's decision to overturn a previous decision allowing a similar merger between Sony and BMG is likely to have raised issues as to the wisdom of pursuing such a move at this time. The Pac-Man defense is a defensive option to stave off a hostile takeover. ...


By most measures, a merged company of EMI and WMG would be even bigger than Sony BMG. Concerns regarding the creation of a monopoly may mean WMG will not receive approval from the European Commission. However Impala, a large independent, non-profit trade association of indie music labels, has given the Warner Music its blessings to acquire EMI, the third-largest music group. In return, it is suggested[10] that the newly merged company will take responsibility for: Berlaymont, the Commissions seat The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive branch of the European Union. ...

  • providing specified funding for (but taking no equity participation in) the recently announced Merlin initiative, the new global digital rights licensing platform established by the independent music labels to represent the world’s independent music sector;
  • ensuring the divestiture of certain recorded music assets to reinforce the market power of the independent sector; and
  • pursuing various other behavioural commitments which have the aim of benefiting the recorded music market as a whole and, in particular, the independent music sector.

Terra Firma takeover

On May 21, 2007 the board of EMI Group publicly recommended to the shareholders a takeover bid by private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners valued at £3.2bn including debt. Dresdner Kleinwort acted as sole financial adviser and broker to Terra Firma. EMI's sales had declined dramatically in the recent months, making a loss of £260m in the past year. EMI's board of directors recommended the 265 pence per share offer from Terra Firma, however the deal needed to be approved by the firm's shareholders.[11] Private equity is a broad term that refers to any type of equity investment in an asset in which the equity is not freely tradable on a public stock market. ... Terra Firma Capital Partners is an venture capital firm based in London, UK. It was formed as a spin-off company from Nomuras Principal Finance Group in 1994 and has invested £4. ...


On June 14, 2006 EMI received an initial unsolicited alternative proposal from Warner Music to acquire all of the share capital of EMI for 315 pence per share in cash. The Board of EMI considered this proposal from Warner Music to be wholly unacceptable and unanimously rejected it.


The shares of EMI traded significantly higher than the offer price since the takeover offer, suggesting the takeover attempt would probably fail. Indeed, Terra Firma (Maltby) was only offered some 3% of the outstanding shares by 27 June 2007, while it wanted to acquire more than 90%. Terra Firma then extended the offer period by a week until July 4th 2007, but did not obtain a significant amount of shares. Terra Firma subsequently extended its desperate bid by a further week until July 12th 2007. The shares continued to trade significantly above the offer price as holders realised the value of the company is much higher than the offer proposed by the private equity group. Terra Firma got no significant amount of shares tendered until July 12th, and extended the offer by a further week until July 19th, still not giving up. Terra Firma has now reached a 90% acceptance level, which allows the firm to declare the offer wholly unconditional and issue 429 notices, meaning that the now minority shareholders in the company are forced to sell. Private equity is a broad term that refers to any type of equity investment in an asset in which the equity is not freely tradable on a public stock market. ...


EMI Group plc was delisted from the London Stock Exchange on September 18, 2007. Terra Firma bought EMI for £3.2 billion after a dramatic decline in sales, and announcement that EMI had incurred a £260 million loss for 2006/2007. At the same time, EMI's British market share dropped from 16% to 9%. Following the transition, several important artists walked out of EMI.[1] The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ...


EMI came with restructuring plans to cut 1500–2000 jobs[2] to reduce costs by £200 million a year. The cuts would take effect over the year 2008, affecting up to a third of EMI's 5500 staff.[2]


Labels under the EMI banner

See List of EMI labels. This is a list of labels under the EMI banner. ...


Past and present EMI musicians

EMI has signed many popular artists from multiple genres, including: The musicians may have been signed under one of EMIs subsidiary labels. ...

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Trivia

  • The Sex Pistols were briefly signed to the label from October 8, 1976 to January 27, 1977 in a relationship that was fraught with controversy, and that had lasting repercussions for the history of the music industry. In a gesture of retaliation, the Sex Pistols added to their first album (released on Virgin Records), Never Mind the Bollocks, a song entitled "E.M.I.", insulting the company. Virgin was acquired by EMI in 1992, so ironically the company now profits from sales of that album and song.
  • In 2001, pop diva Mariah Carey was signed to Virgin in a much hyped, multi-album deal reportedly worth a record-breaking $80-$100 million. After her first album in the deal, Glitter, performed poorly, she was reportedly paid $28 million to leave the label. Along with the estimated $20 million advance she received, this is the highest amount a record label has ever paid an artist for a single album.
  • Pop star Robbie Williams signed a 6 album deal paying him over £80 million ($157 million), which was not only the biggest recording contract in British music history, but the second biggest in music history.[12]
  • One of the Dance Dance Revolution female characters and dancers, EMI, is named after the record label company as well. Additionally, a selection of songs on the said game was licensed from Toshiba-EMI, a company which resulted from the joint-venture of EMI and Toshiba in Japan. Indeed, Konami regularly licenses music from Toshiba-EMI for their Bemani series of games.
  • A reference is made in the song "Randy Scouse Git" by The Monkees, in which The Beatles are referred to as "the four kings of EMI."

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EMI Music Publishing

As well as the well-known record label the group also holds EMI Music Publishing, which is the largest music publisher in the world. As is often the case in the music industry, the publishing arm and record label are very separate businesses. This article deals with contemporary popular music publishing. ...


See also

EMI Films is a motion picture production arm of The EMI Group, and its films were released between 1939 and 1990. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This is a list of labels under the EMI banner. ... The musicians may have been signed under one of EMIs subsidiary labels. ... This is a list of record labels. ... EMI Christian Music Group is a subsidiary of EMI which contains its Christian music record labels: Gotee Records, Forefront Records, Sparrow Records, Tooth and Nail Records and WorshipTogether. ... The Gramophone Company, based in the United Kingdom, was one of the early recording companies. ... This article is about the trademark. ... This article is about the trademark. ... Gower Street branch Waterstones Piccadilly branch, Europes largest bookshop Waterstones is a United Kingdom based chain of bookshops. ... The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ... Baak Doi Pathé Records (Chinese: 百代唱片, Baak Doi) is the first major record company in Shanghai, China and later Hong Kong. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile: British music giant EMI", BBC News, 2008-01-15. Retrieved on 2008-03-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "EMI set to cut up to 2,000 jobs", BBC News, 2008-01-15. Retrieved on 2008-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Stones sign one-album record deal", BBC News, 2008-01-17. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  4. ^ Jenison, David. "Stones Shine a Light on EMI's Woes", E! Online. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  5. ^ Xinhuanet. "Xinhuanet." Baak Doi and the Old Records. Retrieved on 2007-04-21.
  6. ^ "EMI Music launches DRM-free superior sound quality downloads across its entire digital repertoire", EMI Group, 2007-04-02. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  7. ^ "Apple Records launches royalties lawsuit against EMI...again", CBC News, 2005-12-16. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  8. ^ "Beatles settle EMI royalties row", BBC News, 2007-04-12. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  9. ^ "Warner Music throws out EMI bid", BBC News, 2006-05-03. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  10. ^ "Statement Regarding Potential Warner Music Group Corp. Proposal to Acquire EMI Group plc", Warner Music Group, 2007-02-20. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  11. ^ "Music giant EMI agrees takeover", BBC News, 2007-05-21. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 
  12. ^ Gibbons, Fiachra. "Robbie Williams signs £80m deal", guardian.co.uk, 2002-10-03. Retrieved on 2008-03-17. 

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Further reading

  • International Directory of Company Histories, St. James Press.

External links

  • EMI Group (Parent company)
  • EMI Music (UK)
  • Official Australian Site
  • History of EMI
  • EMI Music Publishing
  • EMI Archive

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