The Angel trademark was first used in 1897 by the UK The Gramophone Co. Ltd.. It was used until 1909 when it was replaced by the His Master's Voice trademark. Later the Angel trademark was reborn as a sublabel by Electric & Musical Industries Ltd., which was born out of a merge between The Gramophone Co. Ltd. and The Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd.
It was established in the US in 1953 by EMI and absorbed into Capitol Records when that company was purchased by EMI.
Angel has classical, crossover, Broadway, world and folk artists and is also responsible for U.S. marketing for sister labels EMI Classics (UK) and Virgin Classics (France).
A 2005 reorganization put Angel Records, along with sister labels Blue Note, Manhattan & Metro Blue, in The Blue Note Label Group. Angel Records is in the Capitol Jazz & Classics Div., EMI Recorded Music (UK), with U.S. distribution by EMI Music Distribution. The recording-angel logo has been used by Angel Records, predecessors & affiliates since 1898.
nb: In 2005, the EMI Group launched a UK/European brand named the Angel Music Group.
UK/EU issues post 2005 should be submitted there.