EMI Group plc:
''EMI Group is composed of two divisions:
Our record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol,
Capitol Nashville, EMI, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Televisa Music, Mute,
Narada, Parlophone and Virgin and are home to a diverse roster of some
1,300 artists who encompass a wide range of musical genres from
classical, jazz, country and Christian music to alternative, rock, pop,
rap/urban and dance music.
EMI Music’s headquarters are in west London and also house the
Continental European regional office. In addition, EMI Music operates
through a network of offices throughout the world. The majority of
these offices are held through lease arrangements.
Our trade marks and trade names are important to our business. We
register our major trade marks and trade names in each country where we
believe it is necessary for the effective protection of our business.
Our major trade marks that are owned worldwide include EMI, Capitol,
Blue Note, Hemisphere, Now, Now That’s What I Call Music!, Best… Ever!,
Parlophone and Angel. The Virgin trade mark and the Virgin signature
trade mark have been licensed in perpetuity exclusively to us by the
Virgin Group for use worldwide in connection with the music business. We
monitor and defend against activities that might infringe or dilute our
trade marks and trade names.
The principal subsidiary undertakings set out below are those which
were held by the Company at 31 March 2006 and, in the opinion of the
Directors, significantly affected the Group’s results and net assets
during the year. Except where otherwise stated, the country of
incorporation is England, the operations are within the United Kingdom,
the shares are in equity share capital and the businesses are wholly
EMI Music and EMI Music Publishing
Capitol-EMI Music, Inc. (USA)
Capitol Records, Inc. (USA)
Chrysalis Records Ltd
EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
EMI Entertainment World, Inc.
EMI Music Australia Pty Ltd
EMI Music France S.A.
EMI Music Italy SpA
EMI Music Publishing Ltd
EMI Records Ltd
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (USA)
Priority Records, LLC (USA)
Toshiba-EMI Ltd 5
Virgin Records America, Inc.
Virgin Records Ltd
EMI Group Finance Ltd*
EMI Group Finance (Jersey) Ltd*
EMI Group Holdings (UK) Ltd
EMI Group International Holdings Ltd
EMI Group North America Holdings, Inc. (USA)
EMI Group North America, Inc. (USA)
EMI Group Worldwide Ltd
Virgin Music Group Ltd*
*Held directly by the Company.
It seems we may need a 4 or more layer hierarchy to describe EMI
So, we need to create at Discogs:
EMI Group plc (this is a group)
EMI Music (this is a division)
EMI Records Ltd (this is a subsidiary)
EMI Music Publishing (This is a division. Does this need to be
in the database?)
In 1972, EMI replaced the Columbia and HMV pop music labels with the
EMI record label.
In 1972 EMI moved most of its mainstream acts to it's own newly created
label. The Harvest label continued until the end of the seventies but
Parlophone, Columbia and HMV acts all moved here.
Interesting, in discogs is really a gap between 1971 and 1977 on the
The Electric and Musical Industries Ltd formed in March 1931 from a
merger of the Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd and the Gramophone
Note: IMO Electric and Musical Industries Ltd was a holding company and
both companies were subsidiaries. The name Columbia Graphophone Company
Ltd was still printed on releases in the 60s:
Electric & Musical Industries Ltd* changed its name to EMI Ltd
in 1971 and the subsidiary Gramophone Company Ltd became EMI
Records Ltd* in 1973.
In October 1979 THORN Electrical Industries Ltd. merged with EMI
Ltd. to form Thorn EMI Ltd..
On August 16, 1996, Thorn EMI shareholders voted in favour of demerger
proposals. The resulting media company has since been known by the name
EMI Group PLC.