EMI Group


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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Courtney Love releases new 7-inch
Courtney Love has released a surprise 7-inch titled Miss Narcissist / Killer Radio. It's being released by Ghost Ramp, the label helmed by Nathan Williams of Wavves. Love is touring with Lana Del…
2015-05-18 12:30:01

Ad-Rock talks his post-Beastie Boys future
In a new interview with GQ, the Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz talked a little about his life with the retirement of the Beastie Boys, a group he co-fronted for more than three decades. First, he stated quite unambiguously that the band was done. We're done Adam Yauch started the band. It's not like a thing…
2015-03-30 13:00:01

Morrissey involved in more hijinks
Oh, Morrissey! You are just too much! Following a tumultuous year in which the singer canceled the last third of his tour and blamed the opening act, and also was…
2014-08-11 13:00:01

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

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