Virgin Records Ltd.

Virgin Records Ltd.

Profil:
Record (holding) company operating from the 28th Feb 1973. Licensee of the Virgin (a.k.a. Virgin Records) brands / labels. (Formerly incorporated as "Varmerny Ltd." on the 8th Sep 1972.)

Founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson alongside Simon Draper, Nik Powell and Tom Newman.
Principal activities of the company and numerous subsidiaries included - record production, manufacturing, licensing, sound recording and exploitation of copyrights.

The company intially operated under the control of Virgin Records (Holdings) Ltd., later under renamed company Virgin Holdings Ltd., due to the Virgin Group branching out internationally into other market sectors the conglomerate Virgin Group Ltd. (later plc) is established in 1983, which becomes the immediate (ultimate) parent. Virgin Group Plc operated as 3 principal divisions: Music, Communications & Retail, in 1989 the group is demerged with the music related companies (which included Virgin Records Ltd. & its worldwide subsidiaries) being transfered to a newly incorporated (holding) company Glowtrack Ltd., in 1990 this holding company is renamed Virgin Music Group Ltd.

Principal subsidiaries of Virgin Records Ltd. as of 31st June 1991: UK Associated Virgin Labels Ltd., Charisma Records Ltd., Virgin EG Records Ltd. Circa Music Ltd., Circa Records Ltd., Siren Records Ltd., Ten Records Ltd., Virgin Classics Limited, Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd., 10 Music Ltd., Virgin Studios Ltd - (The Manor), Virgin Agency Ltd. (which was the parent of Clouseau Musique S.A. as of 1989), Virgin Overseas Ltd. (holding company for worldwide subsidiaries) - Australia - Virgin Australia Pty. Ltd., Virgin Australia Music Pty. Ltd., Belgium - Virgin Belgium SA, Virgin Belgium Publishing SA Netherlands - Virgin Benelux B.V., Virgin Benelux Publishing B.V., Virgin Holdings BV Canada -Virgin Records Canada Inc., Virgin Video Canada Inc. Denmark - Virgin Records Denmark ApS Italy - Virgin Dischi S.R.L., Spain - Virgin España, S.A. Ediciones Musicales Virgin SA France - Virgin France S.A., Editions Virgin Musique SA, Delabel SA, Greece - Δίσκοι Virgin ΕΠΕ, Virgin Music EPE Japan - Virgin Japan Ltd New Zealand - Virgin Records NZ Ltd. Norway Virgin Records Norway AS Sweden - Virgin Scandinavia AB, Virgin Music AB Germany - Virgin Schallplatten GmbH, Song Edition Virgin Schallplatten GmbH CokG USA - Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin Music America, Inc., Virgin Records, Inc., Cardiac Records, Inc., Caroline Records, Inc., Caroline Records, Calif. Inc., Charisma Records America, Inc., Virgin Music, Inc., Virgin Songs, Inc. Hong Kong - Virgin Records (HK) Ltd., Virgin Music Publishers (Hong Kong) Ltd.

On the 1st June 1992, Virgin Records Group Ltd. was sold by Richard Branson to Thorn Emi Plc. which would later become EMI Group Plc in 1996, since 2012 the company has been ultimately owned by Vivendi S.A. and forms part of the Universal Music Group, as of 2017 Virgin Records Ltd. remains an immediate subsidiary of Virgin Music Group (unlimited) - (Formerly legally known as Virgin Music Group Ltd.), which is subsequently a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI Group Ltd. (formerly known as EMI Group Plc) and controlled by that company.

On 25th April 2017 Bolloré Group became the ultimate parent.

Note:
The Virgin imprint (trademark) and other associated Virgin brands used by Virgin Records Ltd., its subsidiaries or affiliates have always remained under the direct control of Richard Branson through his IP holding company Virgin Enterprises Ltd., which licenses the rights to use these trademarks. (This company did not form part of the sale to Thorn EMI plc.)

Also appears as - Virgin Records Ltd / Virgin Records Limited / Virgin Rec Ltd
Sous-labels
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Coordonnées:
Registered office address:
Virgin Records Limited
4 Pancras Square,
London,
N1C 4AG

(obsolete)
364-366 Kensington High Street,
London,
W14 8NS

(obsolete)
27 Wrights Lane,
London,
W8 5SW

(obsolete)
Crown House, 72 Hammersmith Road,
London,
W14 8UD

(obsolete)
4 Tenterden Street,
London,
W1A 2AY

(obsolete)
120 Campden Hill Road,
London,
W8 7AR

(obsolete)
95/99 Ladbroke Grove,
London,
W11

(obsolete)
2-4 Vernon Yard,
119 Portobello Road,
London,
W11

(obsolete)
First address as of 1973.
130 Notting Hill Gate,
London,
W.11.
Sites:
N° de Cat  Artiste Titre (Format) Label N° de Cat  Pays Année
01 Dread Beat An' Blood pochette d'album Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood (Album) 01 USA & Canada 1981 Vendre cette version
1 A 258 26 0779 4 Now This Is Music 3 - Cassette 1 pochette d'album Various Now This Is Music 3 - Cassette 1(Cass, Comp) EMi, Virgin, Ariola 1 A 258 26 0779 4 Netherlands 1985 Vendre cette version
1 A 258 26 0780 4 Now This Is Music 3 - Cassette 2 pochette d'album Various Now This Is Music 3 - Cassette 2(Cass, Comp) EMI, Virgin, Ariola 1 A 258 26 0780 4 Netherlands 1985 Vendre cette version
1C 3 LP 152-7941471 The Best Of 1980-1990 pochette d'album Various The Best Of 1980-1990(3xLP, Comp) EMI, EMI 1C 3 LP 152-7941471 Germany 1990 Vendre cette version
1C 148-29 653/54 Unlimited Edition pochette d'album Can Unlimited Edition(2xLP, Album, Gat) Harvest 1C 148-29 653/54 Germany 1976 Vendre cette version
1CD 9143 Total Hits Vol. 2 pochette d'album Various Total Hits Vol. 2 (Comp) 1CD 9143 Canada 1999 Vendre cette version
1 PA Solsbury Hill pochette d'album Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill(7", Single, Promo) Virgin, Charisma 1 PA Europe 1990 Vendre cette version
2GHS 4036 English Settlement pochette d'album XTC English Settlement (Album) 2GHS 4036 US 1984 Vendre cette version
2J 062-97240 Ommadawn pochette d'album Mike Oldfield Ommadawn(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 2J 062-97240 Greece 1975 Vendre cette version
2J 062-97623 Ricochet pochette d'album Tangerine Dream Ricochet(LP, Album) Virgin 2J 062-97623 Greece 1976 Vendre cette version
2J 062-98109 Rubycon pochette d'album Tangerine Dream Rubycon(LP, Album) Virgin, Columbia 2J 062-98109 Greece 1975 Vendre cette version
2J 062-98508 The Odyssey pochette d'album David Bedford The Odyssey(LP, Album) Virgin 2J 062-98508 Greece 1976 Vendre cette version
2J 062-98570 L pochette d'album Steve Hillage L(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 2J 062-98570 Greece 1976 Vendre cette version
2J 064-98572 Stratosfear pochette d'album Tangerine Dream Stratosfear(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin 2J 064-98572 Greece 1976 Vendre cette version
2LA 813 Film Music 1966-1987 pochette d'album Ennio Morricone Film Music 1966-1987(2xLP) Bertelsmann De Mexico, S.A. 2LA 813 Mexico Unknown Vendre cette version
2POINCDJ 001 Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal) pochette d'album Rishi Rich Project* Featuring Jay Sean & Juggy D Rishi Rich Project* Featuring Jay Sean & Juggy D - Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal)(CD, Single, Promo) TwoPoint Nine Records, Virgin 2POINCDJ 001 UK 2003 Vendre cette version
3RANGE-21 New Wave pochette d'album The Auteurs New Wave(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album) 3 Loop Music 3RANGE-21 UK & Europe 2014 Vendre cette version
3RANGE-22 Baader Meinhof pochette d'album Baader Meinhof Baader Meinhof(CD, Album, RE) 3 Loop Music, 3 Loop Music 3RANGE-22 UK 2014 Vendre cette version
3RANGE-28 Now I'm A Cowboy pochette d'album The Auteurs Now I'm A Cowboy(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) 3 Loop Music 3RANGE-28 Europe 2014 Vendre cette version
3RANGE-30 How I Learned To Love The Bootboys pochette d'album The Auteurs How I Learned To Love The Bootboys(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album) 3 Loop Music 3RANGE-30 UK 2014 Vendre cette version
4KM 12650 That's The Way Love Goes pochette d'album Janet Jackson That's The Way Love Goes(Cass, Single) Virgin, Virgin 4KM 12650 US 1993 Vendre cette version
4KM-12653 Can't Help Falling In Love pochette d'album UB40 Can't Help Falling In Love (Single) 4KM-12653 US 1993 Vendre cette version
4KM-12676 If pochette d'album Janet Jackson If(Cass, Single, Dol) Virgin 4KM-12676 US 1993 Vendre cette version
4KM-12681 Higher Ground pochette d'album UB40 Higher Ground(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12681 US 1993 Vendre cette version
4KM-38406 Dream Of Me (Based On Love's Theme) pochette d'album Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Dream Of Me (Based On Love's Theme)(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38406 US 1993 Vendre cette version
4KM-38417 Nice And Lovely pochette d'album Shaggy Featuring Rayvon Shaggy Featuring Rayvon - Nice And Lovely(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38417 US 1993 Vendre cette version
4KM-38482 Boombastic / Summer Time pochette d'album Shaggy Boombastic / Summer Time(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38482 US 1995 Vendre cette version
4KM-38526 UB40 Kingston Town(Cass, Single) Virgin, DEP International, Virgin 4KM-38526 US 1995 Vendre cette version
4KM-38604 2 Become 1 pochette d'album Spice Girls 2 Become 1(Cass, Single) Virgin, Virgin 4KM-38604 US 1997 Vendre cette version
4M 217 H To He Who Am The Only One pochette d'album Van Der Graaf Generator H To He Who Am The Only One(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M 217 US 2012 Vendre cette version
4m531 Love Zombies pochette d'album The Monochrome Set Love Zombies(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards, 4 Men With Beards 4m531 US 2012 Vendre cette version
4PRO-11032 Branded/Raw & Refined pochette d'album Isaac Hayes Branded/Raw & Refined(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Pointblank 4PRO-11032 US 1995 Vendre cette version
4XV-17182 Songs From The Original Motion Picture Absolute Beginners (The Musical) pochette d'album Various Songs From The Original Motion Picture Absolute Beginners (The Musical)(Cass, Album, Dol) EMI America 4XV-17182 US 1986 Vendre cette version
4Y-38466 You Want This pochette d'album Janet Jackson You Want This(Cass, Maxi) Virgin 4Y-38466 US 1994 Vendre cette version
5D-0645 Live At Raji's pochette d'album The Dream Syndicate Live At Raji's(Cass) DRO 5D-0645 Spain 1989 Vendre cette version
07VA-1006 僕のプリティー・ガール = All You Pretty Girls pochette d'album XTC 僕のプリティー・ガール = All You Pretty Girls (Single) 07VA-1006 Japan 1984 Vendre cette version
07VA-1007 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty • Four) pochette d'album Eurythmics Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty • Four)(7", Single, Promo) Virgin 07VA-1007 Japan 1984 Vendre cette version
07VA-1009 The Medal Song = メダル・ソング pochette d'album Culture Club = カルチャー・クラブ* Culture Club = カルチャー・クラブ* - The Medal Song = メダル・ソング (Single) 07VA-1009 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
07VA-1012 Don't Go Down That Street (危ないSTREET(シングル・ヴァージョン)) pochette d'album Culture Club Don't Go Down That Street (危ないSTREET(シングル・ヴァージョン)) (Single) 07VA-1012 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
07VA-1017 Don't You (Forget About Me) = ドント・ユー? pochette d'album Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) = ドント・ユー?(7", Single) Virgin 07VA-1017 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
07VA-1026 Alive & Kicking (アライヴ・アンド・キッキング) pochette d'album Simple Minds Alive & Kicking (アライヴ・アンド・キッキング)(7", Single) Virgin 07VA-1026 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
07VA-1027 A Good Heart pochette d'album Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart(7", Single, Promo) Virgin 07VA-1027 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
07VA-1031 Absolute Beginners pochette d'album David Bowie Absolute Beginners (Single) 07VA-1031 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
07VA-1038 National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon) pochette d'album Red Guitars National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon)(7", Single, Promo) Virgin 07VA-1038 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
07VA-1043 All The Things She Said pochette d'album Simple Minds All The Things She Said(7", Single) Virgin 07VA-1043 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
07VA-1045 God Thank You Woman pochette d'album Culture Club God Thank You Woman(7", Single) Virgin 07VA-1045 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
07VA-1053 (Forever) Live And Die pochette d'album Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (Forever) Live And Die (Single) 07VA-1053 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
07VA-1054 In Your Eyes pochette d'album Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes (Single) 07VA-1054 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
07VA-1055 When The Wind Blows pochette d'album David Bowie When The Wind Blows(7", Promo) Virgin EMI 07VA-1055 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
8XV 2001 Tubular Bells pochette d'album Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells(8-Trk, Album) Virgin 8XV 2001 UK 1974 Vendre cette version
8XV 2010 Phaedra pochette d'album Tangerine Dream Phaedra(8-Trk, Album) Virgin Records Ltd. 8XV 2010 UK 1974 Vendre cette version
8XV 2043 Ommadawn pochette d'album Mike Oldfield Ommadawn(8-Trk, Album) Virgin 8XV 2043 UK 1975 Vendre cette version
8XV 2044 Ricochet pochette d'album Tangerine Dream Ricochet(8-Trk, Album) Virgin 8XV 2044 UK 1975 Vendre cette version
8XV-2129 Drums And Wires pochette d'album XTC Drums And Wires(8-Trk, Album) Virgin 8XV-2129 Canada 1979 Vendre cette version
12 DEP 6 I've Got Mine pochette d'album UB40 I've Got Mine(12") DEP International, DEP International, DEP International 12 DEP 6 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
12INCHPYTHON Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (The Unofficial England Football Anthem) pochette d'album Monty Python Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (The Unofficial England Football Anthem)(12", Single, Ltd, Num) Virgin EMI Records, Virgin EMI Records 12INCHPYTHON Europe 2014 Vendre cette version
12 IS 270 Addicted To Love pochette d'album Robert Palmer Addicted To Love(12", Single) Island Records 12 IS 270 UK 1986 Vendre cette version
14C 062-98896 Romance 76 pochette d'album Peter Baumann Romance 76(LP, Album) Virgin 14C 062-98896 Greece 1977 Vendre cette version
14VA-9004 Words With The Shaman pochette d'album David Sylvian, Jon HassellSteve Jansen, Holger Czukay David Sylvian, Jon HassellSteve Jansen, Holger Czukay - Words With The Shaman (EP) 14VA-9004 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
14VA-9005 Absolute Beginners pochette d'album David Bowie Absolute Beginners(12") Virgin 14VA-9005 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
14VA-9010 Stories Of Johnny pochette d'album Marc Almond Stories Of Johnny(12", Single, Promo) Virgin 14VA-9010 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
14VA-9015 A Little Girl Dreams Of Taking The Veil pochette d'album David Sylvian A Little Girl Dreams Of Taking The Veil (Single) 14VA-9015 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
14VA-9016 Human pochette d'album Human League* Human(12", Single) Virgin 14VA-9016 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
14VA-9017 (Forever) Live And Die pochette d'album Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (Forever) Live And Die (Single) 14VA-9017 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
14VA-9019 When The Wind Blows pochette d'album David Bowie When The Wind Blows(12", Promo) Virgin 14VA-9019 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
14VA-9022 Over The Hills And Far Away pochette d'album Gary Moore Over The Hills And Far Away(12", Maxi) Virgin, 10 Records 14VA-9022 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
14VA-9024 Keep Me In Mind pochette d'album Boy George Keep Me In Mind(12", Maxi) Virgin 14VA-9024 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
15VB-1041 Time pochette d'album Culture Club Time(12", EP, RE) Virgin 15VB-1041 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
18VB-1023 Love Is Love pochette d'album Culture Club Love Is Love (Single) 18VB-1023 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
18VB-1036 Don't You (Forget About Me) pochette d'album Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) (MiniAlbum) 18VB-1036 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
18VB-1089 Rodrigo Bay pochette d'album Working Week Rodrigo Bay (MiniAlbum) 18VB-1089 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
18VB-1097 A Woman's Story (Some Songs To Take To The Tomb - Compilation One) pochette d'album Marc Almond A Woman's Story (Some Songs To Take To The Tomb - Compilation One) 18VB-1097 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
18VC-1036 Don't You (Forget About Me) = ドント・ユー? pochette d'album Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) = ドント・ユー?(Cass, MiniAlbum) Virgin 18VC-1036 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
20VB-1083 The Basics pochette d'album Scritti Politti The Basics(12", MiniAlbum, Comp) Virgin 20VB-1083 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
20VB-1112 Alive And Kicking -(84/85/86)- = アライヴ・アンド・キッキング pochette d'album Simple Minds = シンプル・マインズ* Simple Minds = シンプル・マインズ* - Alive And Kicking -(84/85/86)- = アライヴ・アンド・キッキング (EP) 20VB-1112 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
20VB-1114.5 Gone To Earth pochette d'album David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album, Promo) Virgin 20VB-1114.5 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
20VB-1015·16 Exorcising Ghosts pochette d'album Japan Exorcising Ghosts (Comp) 20VB-1015·16 Japan 1984 Vendre cette version
20VB-1026・27 The UB40 File pochette d'album UB40 The UB40 File (Comp) 20VB-1026・27 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
20VB-1114•15 Gone To Earth pochette d'album David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album) Virgin 20VB-1114•15 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
20VB-1123・24 Plays Live pochette d'album Peter Gabriel Plays Live(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin, Charisma 20VB-1123・24 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version
20VB-1166-67 Live In The City Of Light pochette d'album Simple Minds Live In The City Of Light (Album) 20VB-1166-67 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
25VB-1004 Geffery Morgan... pochette d'album UB40 Geffery Morgan...(LP, Album) DEP International, Virgin 25VB-1004 Japan 1984 Vendre cette version
25VB-1008 Kissing To Be Clever pochette d'album Culture Club Kissing To Be Clever(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 25VB-1008 Japan 1984 Vendre cette version
25VB-1009 Colour By Numbers pochette d'album Culture Club Colour By Numbers(LP, Album) Virgin 25VB-1009 Japan 1984 Vendre cette version
25VB-1013 Gentlemen Take Polaroids pochette d'album Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 25VB-1013 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
25VB-1014 Tin Drum pochette d'album Japan Tin Drum(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 25VB-1014 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
25VB-1017 The Killing Fields (Original Film Soundtrack) pochette d'album Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields (Original Film Soundtrack) (Album) 25VB-1017 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1018 ...All The Rage pochette d'album General Public ...All The Rage(LP, Album) Virgin 25VB-1018 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1019 The Waking Hour pochette d'album Dalis Car The Waking Hour(LP, Album) Virgin, Paradox Records (2) 25VB-1019 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1020 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) pochette d'album Eurythmics 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) (Album) 25VB-1020 Japan 1984 Vendre cette version
25VB-1028 Cupid & Psyche 85 pochette d'album Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 (Album) 25VB-1028 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1033 Explorers pochette d'album The Explorers (2) Explorers (Album) 25VB-1033 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1034 Flaunt The Imperfection pochette d'album China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection (Album) 25VB-1034 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1038 Crush pochette d'album Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark* Crush(LP, Album) Virgin 25VB-1038 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1043 Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder pochette d'album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder (Album) 25VB-1043 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1046 Corridors Of Power pochette d'album Gary Moore Corridors Of Power(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 25VB-1046 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1049 Stories Of Johnny pochette d'album Marc Almond Stories Of Johnny (Album) 25VB-1049 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1056 Once Upon A Time pochette d'album Simple Minds Once Upon A Time (Album) 25VB-1056 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1058 Sparkle In The Rain pochette d'album Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain (Album) 25VB-1058 Japan 1985 Vendre cette version
25VB-1061 Feargal Sharkey pochette d'album Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey (Album) 25VB-1061 Japan 1986 Vendre cette version