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Tag Archives: EMI Music

This Venom rejection letter from EMI is the best

Posted by on December 30, 2013

According to journalist and record label owner Bart Gabriel, when Venom submitted their demo to EMI in 1980 (the year after Iron Maiden was signed to the same label), they were met with the following response from the label. Of  course, getting rejected from EMI seems to have not affected the band that much. The […]

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Universal Music Sells Sanctuary Records To BMG

Posted by on February 18, 2013

While Universal Music’s takeover of EMI Music was approved late last year, part of the agreement acquired Universal to sell off a handful of its own assets. One of those labels includes Sanctuary Records (once the label home of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and more). And this past Friday (February 15), BMG announced it […]

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Universal Buyout Of EMI Music OK’d By EU [Update: America Too]

Posted by on September 21, 2012

The four major label groups are set to become three, as European regulators earlier today approved Universal Music’s takeover of EMI Music. The $1.9 billion takeover will make Universal the largest music company in the world. As part of the deal, Universal will divest roughly a third of the assets of EMI, which the New […]

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Sony Music Looking At EMI Again?

Posted by on May 10, 2010

Anyone that’s been following our coverage of EMI Music knows that the music group has been on some pretty shaky ground financially. The group’s owner, Terra Firma, is asking investors for about $557 million to keep them from being sold. Now Reuters reports that Sony Music may be considering a bid for them. Back in […]

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