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A product of more than 100 years of consolidation in the record industry. Electric & Musical Industries Ltd (EMI) emerged in 1931 as the merger of Columbia Gramophone (founded 1889) and The Gramophone Company (founded 1897). Along with several mergers and acquisitions, EMI acquired Capitol Records in 1955. In 1976 the label signed the Sex Pistols, dropping them soon after due to the backlash against their famous appearance on the Bill Grundy Show promoting the Anarchy In The U.K. single. Over the years EMI has actively bought up numerous independents and small majors, cumulating in the acquisition of the Virgin Music Group in 1992.

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30 Seconds to Mars: "Do Or Die"
30 Seconds to Mars have released a video for "Do Or…
2013-08-05 14:30:01

30 Seconds to Mars: "The Race" (Lyric Video)
30 Seconds To Mars have posted a new lyric video for "The Race." It will appear on Love Lust Faith + Dreams and is due out May 21, 2013 via Virgin…
2013-05-15 11:30:01

Updates from Morrissey on health issues
Morrissey has issued a statement on the recent health issues which hospitalized the Smiths' singer and forced the cancellation of several dates. He said this: The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital…
2013-02-04 15:30:01

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus / Broadway / The Action Blast
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will be hitting the road in February for a two week tour supported by Broadway and The Action…
2012-12-12 10:00:01

Megadeth announce 'Countdown to Extinction' reissue, tour
Though it seems like frontman Dave Mustaine is getting more attention these days for slightly deranged and paranoid theories, his band Megadeth will soon celebrate the 20th anniversary of their most successful album, 1992's Countdown to Extinction. Due out November 6, 2012, the deluxe…
2012-09-10 19:00:01

Billy Corgan rips into Pitchfork, suggests it'll prevent the next Trent Reznor, Kurt Cobain
Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins has a less-than-favorable opinion of indie tastemakers Pitchfork. He explained to The Daily Beast: If you're 20 years old and you aspire to be like Kurt Cobain or Trent Reznor, you're not going to…
2012-07-24 15:00:01

Blur: "Under the Westway"
Britpop act Blur have posted a video for "Under the Westway," one of two new songs the band wrote for the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Celebration in Hyde Park. The band originally debuted the songs-- the other being a tune called "The Puritan"-- via Twitter on July…
2012-07-10 12:30:01

Smashing Pumpkins: 'Oceania'
Smashing Pumpkins have launched a stream of their new EMI release. The record is titled Oceania and is due out today - June 19th, 2012. The band released all their material from 1993's Siamese Dream through 2002's Machina/The…
2012-06-19 11:00:01

The Smashing Pumpkins detail 'Oceania'
Smashing Pumpkins have posted the details about their upcoming EMI release. The record is titled Oceania and is due out June 19th, 2012. The band released all their material from 1993's Siamese Dream through 2002's Machina/The Machines of…
2012-04-30 11:30:01

Liars: "No. 1 Against the Rush"
Liars have unveiled their video for the song "No. 1 Against the Rush," from their forthcoming full-length WIXIW. The album is due out June 5th,…
2012-04-23 17:00:01

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