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EMI (Electric and Musical Industries)

EMI Records Ltd, was a British record label
Common clues: U.K. record label; Brit. record label; British recording co.; Brit. recording giant; London-based record co.; Owner of Abbey Road Studios

Crossword puzzle frequency: 5 times a year
Frequency in English language: 14109 / 86800

Video: EMI: The Inside Story

EMI Group Limited (originally an acronym for Electric and Musical Industries and also known as EMI Music, EMI Records Ltd. or simply just EMI) was a British multinational music recording and publishing, electronics, device and systems manufacturing company headquartered in London, England from 1931 until 2011. At the time of its break-up in 2012, it was the fourth-largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry and was one of the big four record companies (now the big three). Its record labels included EMI Records, Parlophone, Virgin Records and Capitol Records. EMI Group also had a major publishing arm, EMI Music Publishing—also based in London with offices globally.

Trade ad of congratulations to the Beatles for their 1964 Grammys.

The company was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, but faced financial troubles and $4 billion in debt, leading to its acquisition by Citigroup in February 2011. Citigroup's ownership was temporary, as it announced in November 2011 that it would sell its music arm to Vivendi's Universal Music Group for $1.9 billion, and EMI's publishing business to a Sony/ATV consortium for around $2.2 billion. Other members of the Sony consortium include the Estate of Michael Jackson, The Blackstone Group, and Abu Dhabi–owned investment fund Mubadala Development Company.

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