The Rise and Fall of EMI Records by : Brian Southall
Electric and Musical Industries Limied (EMI) first saw the light of day in the UK in 1931. In a visionary move for the gramophone age; it manufactured both hardware (recording and playback equipment) and software (the records and tapes its machines would play.) For over a half century EMI dominated both sectors; its music division eventually becoming one of the most successful in the world with a roster that at various times included The Beatles; Frank Sinatra; Cliff Richard; Pink Floyd; The Beach Boys; Queen; The Spice Girls; Robbie Williams; Kylie Minogue; and Coldplay. Then; in the 1990s; things started to go wrong. This new book explores and investigates EMI's extraordinary decline from greatness over two decades of rejected takeovers; unsuccessful mergers; executive changes; profit warnings; artist and staff cuts; press criticism; and never-ending speculation.
| Media ||Hardcover|
| Length x Width x Height||9.5 x 6.25 x 1.11 inches |
| Shipping Weight||2.22 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL335964|
| ISBN ||184772244X|
| EAN ||9781847722447|
| 1st Publication Date||01/2009|
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