The company up until 2012 comprised of two principal divisions – EMI Music and EMI Music Publishing,
On the 11th November 2011 Citigroup. Inc. (ultimate parent) agreed to sell EMI Group Ltd. and its recorded music division to Vivendi S.A. (owner of the various companies that form part of the Universal Music Group), which included its non-European business's and Virgin Music Group Ltd., however EMI Records Ltd. (renamed Parlophone Records Ltd. in June 2013 after the formation Parlophone Label Group), comprising most of EMI Europe (excluding Germany), Parlophone, and Chrysalis Records Ltd. along with certain other assets went to Warner Music Group, Inc. Mute Records Ltd. and parent The Echo Label Ltd. went to BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited, while EMI Music Publishing (EMI Music Publishing Ltd.) was taken over by a consortium led by Sony Corporation of America and comprising furthermore of the estate of Michael Jackson, Mubadala Development Company PJSC; Jynwel Capital Limited; the Blackstone Group's GSO Capital Partners LP, and David Geffen.
Following the companies divestment and acquisition EMI Group Ltd. has independently operated as part of the Universal Music Group (note: Universal Music Group is not the real world parent company)
Notable direct and indirect subsidiaries of EMI Group Ltd. (which consist of over 65 separate operating companies, as of 2017) - EMI Ltd., EMI (IP) Ltd. Virgin Music Group - Virgin Records Ltd. - Virgin Records Overseas Ltd., Relentless 2006 Ltd., Charisma Records Ltd., EMI Global Ltd., Virgin EG Records Ltd., Sacred Heart Records Ltd., Mawlaw 388 Ltd., Jaydone Ltd., Virgin Records Australia Pty. Ltd, EMI Discos Mexico SA de CV, Abbey Road Studios Ltd - Abbey Road Studios, China Music Corporation, EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C., EMI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, EMI Records Austria GmbH, EMI Music South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (50%), Minos-EMI S.A., Oy EMI Finland Ab
Subsidiary EMI (IP) Ltd., an intellectual property (holding) company, which has been the immediate registered rights owner since 2004 of the majority of trademarks affiliated with EMI Group Ltd, and predecessor, is the immediate registered owner (as of 2017) of the - boxed EMI logo, EMI label logo, Angel, Angel Records, EMI Eminence, Hemisphere, Negativa, Positiva imprints., subsequently the Virgin trademark is licensed from Virgin Enterprises Ltd.
On 25th April 2017 Bolloré Group became the ultimate parent.