Bhaskar Menon, EMI and Capitol Records Legend, Dies at 86

  • 8th March 20218/03/21
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Bhaskar Menon, the founding Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EMI Music Worldwide and prominent music and film executive, died on March 4, 2021 at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 86. He is survived by Sumitra, his wife of 49 years, sons Siddhartha and Vishnu, and sister Vasantha Menon. A citizen of the […]

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Launch of Judeo Spanish Songs from the EMI Archive Trust

  • 19th November 202019/11/20
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The EMI Archive Trust have the great pleasure to share an announcement from Prof. Edwin Serrossi, Director of the Jewish Music Research (JMR), for the results of this extraordinary multi-disciplinary collaboration project ‘Judeo–Spanish Songs from the EMI Archive Trust (1907-1912)’.  This entire project, including the 78 tracks is now open for listening on the Jewish Music Research website.  JMR […]

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EMI ARCHIVE TRUST & XLP CREATE SECRET STUDIO EDUCATION PROGRAMME

  • 11th December 201911/12/19
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A NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS TASKED TO WRITE AND PRODUCE A 21ST CENTURY TRACK INSPIRED BY THE EARLIEST RECORDINGS IN MUSIC HISTORY The EMI Archive Trust and its benefactor, Universal Music Group (UMG), in partnership with London based youth-community charity, The eXceL Project (XLP), today announced the release of two new original tracks born out […]

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ROCK ROYALTY UNVEILS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE ON EUROPE’S FIRST RECORDING STUDIO

  • 5th December 20195/12/19
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Featured photo LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Roger Taylor unveils Westminster Council’s commemorative plaque on December 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan for Universal Music) LONDON: December 4, 2019 — Britain’s rich music heritage was celebrated yesterday with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque on the site of Europe’s first recording […]

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Secrets of the EMI Archive – 3

  • 6th September 20196/09/19
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Nipper and His Master’s Voice – a little history By David Hughes MBE – Trustee of EMI Archive Trust. Dear old Nipper! His importance and significance to the music business has inevitably faded in recent years but his was the face that launched a million records. Not only that, the name of the painting gave […]

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