EMI Group Limited was a British transnational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London. At the time of its break-up in 2012, it was the fourth largest business group... Wikipedia

  • Former type:  Private
  • Industry:  Music
  • Fate:  Broken up, EMI Music Publishing acquired by consortium led by, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and comprising Sony Corporation of America, The Estate of Michael Jackson, Mubadala Development Company PJSC, Jynwel Capital Limited, The Blackstone Group's GSO Capital Partners LP, David Geffen (Currently wholly owned by and absorbed into Sony/ATV) Parlophone, Chrysalis Records (UK artists and Ramones catalogue until 2016), EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, 2CD Originals Series and EMI's Belgian, Czech/Slovak, Danish, French, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish operations (including Russian EMI partner SBA/Gala and Chinese EMI partner Gold Typhoon) acquired by, Warner Music Group Bulk of recording business acquired by, Universal Music Group Mute Records back catalogue and Virgin Music Publishing sold to, BMG Rights Management Chrysalis British catalogue (except 3 artists and Ramones) sold in 2016 to, Blue Raincoat Music (parent since 2019 is Reservoir Media Management)
  • Predecessor:  Columbia Graphophone Company, Gramophone Company
  • Successor:  EMI Music Publishing, Virgin EMI Records, EMI Records Nashville, Minos EMI, Studios 301
  • Founded:  March 31, 1931
  • Defunct:  September 28, 2012
  • Area served:  Worldwide
  • Key people:  Founding CEO Lenard John Brown, Roger Faxon (Former CEO), Ruth Prior (Former CFO)
  • Revenue:  £1.072 billion (2009), $1.65 billion (2009)
  • Operating income:  £163 million (2009), (EMI Music), £135 million (2009), (EMI Music Publishing)
  • Owner:  Terra Firma Capital Partners, (2007–2011), Citigroup, (2011–28 September 2012), Universal Music Group, (28 September 2012–present), (EMI Group), Sony/ATV Music Publishing, (28 September 2012–present), (EMI Music Publishing), Warner Music Group, (7 February 2013 – present) (EMI Records Ltd, renamed Parlophone Records Ltd.)
  • Number of employees:  5,500 (2008)
  • Subsidiaries:  EMI Records, Virgin Records, Capitol Records, Parlophone
  • Website:  universalmusic.com], [parlophone.co.uk], [sonymusicpub.com
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo