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EMI Records

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EMI Records (formerly EMI Records Ltd.) is a British multinational record label owned by Universal Music Group. It was originally founded as a British flagship label by the music company of the same name in 1972, and launched in January 1973 as the successor to its Columbia and Parlophone record labels. The label was later launched worldwide.[3] It has a branch in India called EMI Records India, run by director Mohit Suri.[4] In 2014, Universal Music Japan revived the label in Japan as the successor to EMI Records Japan. In June 2020, Universal revived the label as the successor to Virgin EMI, with Virgin Records now operating as an imprint of EMI Records.[5] In February 2024, UMG Philippines relaunched EMI as a successor to the former EMI Philippines label after 22 years.[1][2]

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EMI Records
Parent company
Founded1 July 1973; 50 years ago (1 July 1973) (original)
2014; 10 years ago (2014) (Japan relaunch)
2020; 4 years ago (2020) (Europe relaunch)
2024; 0 years ago (2024) (Philippines relaunch)[1][2]
Defunct2013; 11 years ago (2013) (original)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • London, UK (European division)
  • Tokyo, Japan (Japanese division)

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