Thorn Emi

Thorn Emi

Profile:
Major international conglomerate operating from 31st Dec 1980. (Renamed EMI Group Plc) on the 19th August 1996)

The roots of the company were established as the Electric Lamp Service Company Ltd. on the 29th March 1928, on 26th Nov 1936 this company is renamed as Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd.

As of 1973 Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd. was a conglomerate, as was operating over 180 subsidiaries worldwide through its various divisions, product groups and research departments, specifically involved in - Electronics, Rentals, Lighting, Gas, Heating, Engineering, Defence, Retail - trademarks used by its operating companies included Ferguson, Goodmans, Kenwood, Rumbelows.

In 1979 the conglomerate EMI Ltd. (EMI) (with roots dating back 1897), a company with close ties due to forming joint partnerships in the past, is acquired by Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd. On the 31st Dec 1980 Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd. is renamed Thorn EMI Ltd. (re-registering as a PLC on the 5th June 1981)

Following the merger EMI Ltd.'s medical electronics business's, its substantial hotels and restaurant division were disposed of, the other businesses that formed part of its Electronics division were amalgamated with "Thorns" operations under the divisional name "Thorn". EMI Ltd. would however remain the principal (holding) company behind the worldwide music division EMI Music., which it had established 2 years earlier.

In 1986 the HMV retail operations, which consisted of 43 stores are reorganised into a separate division HMV Group, up until this point the retail chain had been overseen by EMI Records Ltd., subsidiary EMI Record (Shops) Ltd. (Formerly known as His Masters Voice (Shops) Ltd.) As of 1995 HMV Group Plc was operating 231 stores worldwide.

Key acquisitions by Thorn EMI Plc relating to the EMI music division:
- 50% of the recorded music businesses' of Chrysalis Group PLC., including - Chrysalis Records Ltd. are acquired in 1989, buying the outstanding holdings in 1991.
- SBK Entertainment World Inc. is acquired on the 2nd June 1989 (later renamed EMI Entertainment World Inc.), also acquiring the remaining 50% not already owned in SBK Records in 1991.
- Acquired Filmtrax PLC in Dec 1990.
- The holding company Virgin Records Group Ltd., including Virgin Records Ltd. and its worldwide subsidiaries are wholly acquired on 1st June 1992.
- Acquired The Sparrow Corporation, Sparrow Records, Inc. (Sparrow Records) in Oct, 1992, later acquiring Star Song Communications, Inc. ( Star Song Communications, Star Song Records, Star Song) in 1994, these operations were subsequently combined to form EMI Christian Music Group.
- On the 3rd Oct 1994 increases it's shareholding in Toshiba EMI Ltd (TOEMI) to 55%, gaining a controlling interest.
- Acquired a majority stake in Monitor Records spol. s r.o. in 1994

As of 1995 the company was basically operating as 3 principal divisions, EMI Music (which now consisted of 65 record companies and 23 music publishing companies, operating in 37 countries), Thorn (electronics) and the HMV Group (Retail).

Principal (holding) companies of Thorn EMI Plc relating to the EMI Music division (as of 1995) - included: EMI Ltd., EMI Records Ltd., EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Capitol-EMI Music, Inc., Capitol Records, Inc., EMI Entertainment World Inc., EMI France SA, EMI ITALIANA S.p.A., EMI Electrola GmbH, Thorn EMI (Australia) Ltd. - (EMI Records Division Australia), Chrysalis Records Ltd., Virgin Music Group Ltd. (corporate) - Virgin Records Ltd., Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin Schallplatten GmbH, Groupe Virgin Disques S.A. and Toshiba EMI Ltd. (not including local subsidiaries or joint partnerships)

In 1996 the conglomerate was demerged and renamed EMI Group Plc, with EMI Music & HMV Group divisions staying under the control of this newly established (holding) company.
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Contact Info:
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Registered address:
Thorn EMI Plc
4 Tenterden Street,
Hanover Square,
London, W1A 2AY
Tel: 0171 355 4848

(obsolete)
Thorn EMI House,
Upper St. Martins Lane,
London, WC 2H 9ED
Tel: 01 836 2444
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2M056-64865 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter  album cover Count Basie I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter(LP, Mono, RE, Gat) Music For Pleasure 2M056-64865 France 1982 Sell This Version
12C 066-7937101 The Wild Taste Of Chicago  album cover Mojo Blues Band The Wild Taste Of Chicago(LP, Album) EMI Columbia Austria 12C 066-7937101 Austria 1989 Sell This Version
13 3363 1 Geld Oder Leben!  album cover Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung* Geld Oder Leben!(LP, Album, RE) EMI Columbia, EMI 13 3363 1 Austria 1985 Sell This Version
13 3365 7 Ba Ba Banküberfall  album cover Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung* Ba Ba Banküberfall(7", Single) EMI, EMI, EMI Columbia, EMI Columbia 13 3365 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
13 3375 7 Märchenprinz  album cover Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung* Märchenprinz(7", Single) EMI, EMI Columbia 13 3375 7 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1986 Sell This Version
1137111 Chansons À Boire  album cover Les Crévaindieu Chansons À Boire(LP) Music For Pleasure 1137111 France 1983 Sell This Version
1721724 Françoise Hardy  album cover Françoise Hardy Françoise Hardy(Cass, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure, EMI 1721724 France 1984 Sell This Version
2600601 MP 201 HITS DES ANNEES 60 VOL.4  album cover HITS DES ANNEES 60 VOL.4 HITS DES ANNEES 60 VOL.4(LP, Comp, S/Edition) Thorn Emi 2600601 MP 201 France 1984 Sell This Version
2600611 MP 201 HITS DES ANNEES 60 VOL.5  album cover HITS DES ANNEES 60 VOL.5 HITS DES ANNEES 60 VOL.5(LP, Comp, Smplr) Thorn Emi 2600611 MP 201 France 1984 Sell This Version
006-20 4322 7 I Wanna Be A Boss  album cover Stan Ridgway I Wanna Be A Boss(7", Single) I.R.S. Records 006-20 4322 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
7130722 Rooms In My Fatha's House  album cover Vinx (2) Rooms In My Fatha's House(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records 7130722 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
7131212 Songs The Lord Taught Us  album cover The Cramps Songs The Lord Taught Us (Album) 7131212 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
74321-40603-2 CMT Canada '96  album cover Various CMT Canada '96(CD, Comp) BMG Music Canada, EMI Music Canada, CMT (2) 74321-40603-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
74321-40603-4 CMT Canada '96  album cover Various CMT Canada '96(Cass, Comp) BMG Music Canada, EMI Music Canada, CMT (2) 74321-40603-4 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
7243-8-28943-2-2 Fire To Fire  album cover Tanya Tucker Fire To Fire(CD, Album) Liberty, EMI Music Canada 7243-8-28943-2-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
7243 832350 2 5 The Edges Of Twilight  album cover The Tea Party The Edges Of Twilight(CD, Album) EMI Music Canada 7243 832350 2 5 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
07243 8381752 8 Gwendal 4 "Les Mouettes Se Battent" (Album) 07243 8381752 8 France 1996 Sell This Version
07243 8381762 7 En Concierto  album cover Gwendal En Concierto(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 07243 8381762 7 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
07243 8381772 6 Locomo  album cover Gwendal Locomo(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 07243 8381772 6 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
07243 8381782 5 Irish Jig  album cover Gwendal Irish Jig(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 07243 8381782 5 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
07243 8381802 0 Rainy Day (A Vos Desirs)  album cover Gwendal Rainy Day (A Vos Desirs)(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 07243 8381802 0 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
07243 8381812 9 Danse La Musique  album cover Gwendal Danse La Musique(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 07243 8381812 9 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
0724383480920 Políticamente Incorrectos  album cover Frakaso Skolar Políticamente Incorrectos(CD, Album) Chrysalis 0724383480920 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
K78L-5014 Three Sides Live  album cover Genesis Three Sides Live(Laserdisc, 12", Album, NTSC) King Video, Tohokushinsha Home Video, Thorn EMI K78L-5014 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Magic-CD 19851986 Highlander (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Michael Kamen & Queen Michael Kamen & Queen - Highlander (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Promo, S/Edition, Unofficial) Immortal Records (5) Magic-CD 19851986 Unknown Sell This Version
SH 396 Original Stars Of The 20's And 30's Sing And Play Songs In The Thames Television Production Of Funny Man  album cover Various Original Stars Of The 20's And 30's Sing And Play Songs In The Thames Television Production Of Funny Man(LP, Comp, Mono) World Records (6) SH 396 UK 1981 Sell This Version
TC-FA.157016 To A Mate Slim Dusty Remembers "Mack" Cormack  album cover Slim Dusty To A Mate Slim Dusty Remembers "Mack" Cormack(Cass, Album, Comp) EMI, Fame TC-FA.157016 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
TESE78002 Police* Around The World(VHD, NTSC) Thorn EMI, Tohokushinsha, Tohokushinsha Home Video, Tohokushinsha Film Co. Ltd. TESE78002 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
TLY 90 1724 1 Let's Spend The Night Together  album cover The Rolling Stones Let's Spend The Night Together(Laserdisc, PAL, SECAM) Thorn EMI TLY 90 1724 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
TVE 90 1302 2 Around The World  album cover Police* Around The World(VHS, PAL) Thorn Emi TVE 90 1302 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version