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EMI Group

'Depending on how you look at it, EMI Group is either the smallest major record company or the biggest independent label' - Hoovers

Bought in late 2007 by venture capital group Terra Firma. Major ructions predicted.

Ructions came to fruit. Recorded music unit sold to Universal/Vivendi in November 2011 and the rest in September 2012.

European Commission demanding that EMI dispose of Chrysalis, Mute, and Classics labels; Viviendi's Universal to get rid of Parlophone, Sanctuary and Co-op Music labels.

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What does EMI Group do?

Eventually we'll develop a full list of publications, radio and TV channels and websites directly run by EMI Group. Follow the link below to see those we've documented so far.

* EMI Group titles, channels, etc

EMI Group website

What does EMI Group have to say for itself? Visit its corporate website - the one with real information for money people, not the one for punters - linked below.

* EMI Group (still, Nov 2012)

Who owns EMI Group?
What else does it have a stake in?

Below is information gathered up to 2014-08-19 on shareholdings in and by this media owner.

Known media shareholdings - click ? to email the informant
2012_09: _Vivendi held a 100% (?) stake in _EMI [source? 2

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2008_10 Merlin - one to watch? music independents' forum [Freelance]
2006_10 New musical excess don't sign that contract! [Freelance]
2003_07 The darling briefs of May [Freelance]
2003_07 Gabriel not devil? [Freelance]
2003_07 EMI poised to sue Bertelsmann over Napster [The Register]
2003_07 Copyright hits bottom Kylie art in lawyer bummer [BBC]
2003_07 Puretunes promises to pay creators for dowloads industry to sue, though [BBC]
2003_06 Stop Digging in the dirt boycott Gabriel! [Freelance]

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