EMI Who are they? What do they do?• EMI (electric and musical industry) – they are a British multinational company. It’s the forth largest business group of record labels in the recording industry and was, however isn’t any longer on of the big four record companies. They are a major publishing group as well as a record label.
HISTORY• EMI was formed in march 1931 by the merger of the Columbia graphophone company, with its record label HMV (His Masters Voice). The new vertically integrated company produced sound recordings as well as recording and playback equipment.
DOWNFALL Downfall of EMI• On 12th November, 2011 it was announced that EMI has sold it’s recorded music operations to Universal Music group for $1.9 billion and its publishing operations to Sony for $2.2 billion.
LABELS• Blue Note Label Group example Virgin classics• Capitol music group example Twenty-two records• Caroline Distribution example Nature sounds• Virgin Music Group example 10 records• Stand-alone labels example Liberty records
ARTISTS• The Beatles• Pink Floyd• David Guetta• Dizzee Rascal• Robbie Williams