The Sound of the Hound today announced the launch of a new historical podcast series sharing the adventures, stories and lives of the entrepreneurs, artists and eccentrics who invented the music industry and brought recorded music to the masses at the tail end of the nineteenth century. The series is presented by music industry veteran… Read more »
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… Read more »
‘Nipper Runs Amok’ By David Hughes MBE – Trustee of EMI Archive Trust. Archives and secrets go together, and the EMI archive is no exception. Archives are not visitor attractions; they are not laid out beautifully in lovely display cabinets. The key words are preservation and safety. Initially, presumably, for good business practice, The Gramophone… Read more »
Christabel Pankhurst, a leading Suffragette, was one of the primary strategists of the campaign for women’s right to vote in the first decades of the twentieth century. Christabel was jailed in 1907 and 1909 and was dubbed the ‘Queen of the Mob’ by the media, as described in this contemporary press release. Miss Christabel Pankhurst… Read more »
In memory of all EMI staff and the people of Hayes who lost their lives in the defence of our freedom.
The EMI memorial, Cherry Lane Cemetery, which is both a grave marker and commemorative stone for 37 workers from The Gramophone Company, Blyth Road, Hayes killed when a V1 flying-bomb hit a factory surface air-raid shelter on 7 July 1944. Restored by EMI Archive Trust in 1994 by and again in 2009.
EMI has a long history of supporting artists and music in India. The Gramophone and Typewriter, Ltd. engaged agents in India as early as 1900 and soon established their Indian offices by 1901. In 1906 the site for a record pressing factory had been chosen in Sealdah, Calcutta. By 1946 The Gramophone Company of India… Read more »
On July 28, 1914, one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian Nationalist, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia, thus initiating the First World War. By August 4th 1914 Britain declares war on Germany, Austria’s ally. Published at the start of the First World War this popular… Read more »
The EMI Archive Trust was delighted to sit down with the legendary Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios. Ken Scott worked for EMI, at Abbey Road Studios where he began his time working in the tape library and worked his way up to become an incredible engineer who worked with the Beatles and on many… Read more »
In early 1940, Alan Blumlein and his team at the EMI Central Research Labs began work on the technology behind the Capacitance Altimeter. This device works by measuring the differences in charge between a low lying aircraft and the charge at earth’s surface, therefore enabling aircraft and other vehicles to fly at night and in… Read more »
Tony Locantro worked for EMI for 54 years and during that time he worked with the EMI Archive Trust to curate Scott’s Music Box. This double CD compilation album showcases the music taken by Captain Scott on his fateful expedition to the South Pole. Tony was instrumental in choosing the correct pieces of music and artwork… Read more »