Category: News

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

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… Read more »

Launch of Judeo Spanish Songs from the EMI Archive Trust

The EMI Archive Trust have the great pleasure to share an announcement from Prof. Edwin  Seroussi, Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre (JMRC), 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 Centre… Read more »

EMI Archive Trust & XLP create Secret Studio education programme

A new generation of artists tasked to write and produce a 21st Century track inspired by the earliest recordings in music history 11 December 2019 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… Read more »

Secrets of the EMI Archive – 3

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… Read more »

Secrets of the EMI Archive – 2

Queen Mary’s Doll’s House Gramophone The 78 record pictured (top) was made specially for the Queen’s Doll’s House. It measures just 3.4cm across and plays ‘God Save The King’.  By David Hughes MBE – Trustee of EMI Archive Trust. Surely, as a child or adult, you will have visited Windsor Castle, the current Queen’s favourite… Read more »