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|About||EMI Records is a British record label. It was founded by the EMI company in 1972 as its flagship label and launched in January 1973 as the successor to its Columbia label. The EMI label was launched worldwide|
The global success that EMI enjoyed in the 1960s exposed the fact that the company had the rights to only some of its trademarks in some parts of the world, most notably His Master's Voice and Columbia, with RCA Victor Records and the American Columbia Records owning the rights to these trademarks in North America. Complicating matters was the formation by American Columbia of its own operations in the UK by purchasing Oriole Records and changing its name to that of its then parent company CBS (the legal trademark designation bearing the full name of the parent company, "Trade Mark of Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc."), and as CBS Records International becoming highly successful, a serious rival to EMI, in the UK.
EMI Records picked up the English Columbia roster and signed new acts that became global successes, such as Kraftwerk, Queen, Olivia Newton-John, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, Sheena Easton and Robbie Williams (though some of these acts were on different labels in the United States, not EMI's Capitol Records).
In 2010, EMI Records opened a country music division, EMI Records Nashville, which includes Troy Olsen, Alan Jackson, Kelleigh Bannen, and Eric Church on its roster. EMI Records Nashville runs as a sister label to Capitol Nashville.
Australia's most prolific artist, Australian country music singer Slim Dusty, signed with the Columbia Graphophone Co. for the Regal Zonophone label in 1946 and remained with EMI until his death in 2003 - selling over 7 million records for the label in Australia by 2007.
EMI Records, alongside with EMI CMG and EMI Classics, are the only record labels to still have the EMI branding after Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI on September 2012. EMI Classics was sold to Warner Music Group on February 2013, which is now pending sale.
On March 2013, Universal Music formed Virgin EMI Records which absorbed UMG's Mercury Records in the UK, thus assuring the continuation of the EMI Records label in the UK by UMG
The EMI Music Sound Foundation provides two types of awards: Firstly, the Instrument and/or Equipment awards which allows schools, music teachers and individuals in full time education to apply directly to the Foundation for assistance with the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment. Secondly, the Bursary awards which allow students at the colleges/organisations detailed below to apply for assistance with fees and/or living expenses (these are handled directly by the college/organisation).
Instrument and equipment awards:
The Foundation has helped over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment
The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £2,000 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education and Schools who require the equipment to fund music education. We also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.
In order to apply for financial support you must complete our application form in full, providing us with the relevant evidence required.
(Please see the application form ‘Completion Instructions’ for more information.)
If you have applied before and been successful you are required to wait two Trustee meetings (approx 12 months) before you are able to re-apply. If you are in any doubt about these dates please contact the office.
The deadline for our next round of applications is: Wednesday 11th September 2013*.
* Please note that any applications received in our office after the close of business on Wednesday 11th September 2013 will automatically be deferred to the next Trustees meeting.
Due to the increasingly high volume of applications received for each meeting, if your form is received incomplete in the week of the deadline this may mean that the office does not have the time to contact you to rectify this. Therefore, please ensur
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