EMI (Australia) Limited

EMI (Australia) Limited

Profile:
Major Australian record / electronic company established by Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. (EMI), active from May 1957 to late 1980s.

The roots of the company were founded in 1925, The Gramophone Co. Ltd., England established The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (2) in the Sydney suberb of Erskinville in New South Wales, shortly after another UK based company Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. established Columbia Graphophone (Aust.) Ltd. which began operations in another Sydney suberb, Homebush. The following year in 1926 saw the establishment of the first recording studios in Australia at the Homebush factory.

In 1931 Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. and The Gramophone Company Ltd. are merged to form Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. (EMI) and the 2 Australian companies (including Parlophone Co. Ltd.) are brought together under one administrative control with the record production plant being centralised at Homebush.

In 1936 the first Australian made "His Masters Voice" radio recievers were manufactured at Homebush, and the recording of radio transcriptions for broadcasting commenced.
During the war years the Homebush factory undertook extensive work on electronic devices for the Australian services and the output of the factory provided an important contribution to the Australian defence effort.

EMI (Australia) Limited was formed as a proprietary company E.M.I. (Australia) Pty. Limited in 1948 to takeover the activities formerly carried out by the branches of Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. British companies. In May, 1957 the proprietary company was converted to a public company and became official known as E.M.I. (Australia) Limited

As of 1963 E.M.I. (Australia) Limited was operating 3 principal wholly owned subsidiaries, which included its publishing arm Castle Music Pty. Ltd., later acquiring Belinda Music (Aust) Pty. Ltd. and Progressive Music (Aus) Pty. Ltd. in 1967.

Product portfolio of the company and subsidiaries that formed part of its record & electronics division. (As of 1963)
- Television receivers.
- Domestic radio receivers.
- Radiograms.
- Record Players.
- Domestic electrical appliances.
- Records, Publishing
- Industrial & commercial electronic equipment.
- Military electronics

In 1971 Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. board decided to remove the periods between company names to reflect how the brand was now globally seen and was subsequently renamed EMI Ltd. E.M.I. (Australia) Limited officially became known as EMI (Australia) Limited. from 1971/72

The company's domestic consumer electronics business's. are terminated in Jan 1978, with the manufacture, import, sale and distribution of television receivers, audio receivers, cassette radios, car radios and blank tape being transferred to Rank Industries Australia Pty. Ltd., subsequently in June 1978 also selling its 50% interest in Toshiba-EMI (Australia) Pty. Ltd. to Toshiba Corp. it's former partner in this joint venture.

Following a global reorganisation by EMI Ltd. (EMI) in 1978, the new division EMI Music is established to head and unify worldwide music operations.
In 1980 parent EMI Ltd. & the multinational Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd. merge to form Thorn Emi Plc, which becomes the ultimate parent.
EMI (Australia) Ltd. recorded music operations were subsequently taken over by EMI Records Australia Pty. Ltd. in the mid / late 1980s.

Company timeline - Not to be confused with the other Australia EMI companies:
E.M.I. (Australia) Pty. Limited (1948 to early 1957)
E.M.I. (Australia) Limited (EMI (Australia) Limited) (1957 to late 1980s)
EMI Records Australia Pty. Ltd. (mid 1980s to circa 1991)
EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited (circa 1991 to 2013)
EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd (2013 to present (as of 2017)

Note
EMI Music Group Australasia was the regional divisional name of EMI Music (late 1980s to mid 2000s)
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Contact Info:
EMI (Australia) Limited
301 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney,
N.S.W., 2000
Telex: 24182

PO Box 352 Haymarket,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia.
Tel: 20912 Telex: AA24182
Sites:
[l154119]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
The Rolling Stones Route 66(7", EP, RE) Decca Australia Unknown Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius Private Collection(2xLP, Album, Comp) The Decca Record Company Limited Unknown Sell This Version
1A 064-83245 Australian Crawl Sirocco(LP, Album) EMI 1A 064-83245 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-83324 Australian Crawl Sons Of Beaches(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 064-83324 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 345 Little River Band I'll Always Call Your Name(7") EMI 1C 006-82 345 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 392 The Saints (2) This Perfect Day(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-82 392 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 392 The Saints (2) This Perfect Day(7", Single, Promo) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-82 392 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1 C 006-82 402 Little River Band Happy Anniversary(7", Single) EMI 1 C 006-82 402 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 416 The Saints (2) River Deep Mountain High(7") EMI 1C 006-82 416 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 492 Little River Band Reminiscing(7") EMI 1C 006-82 492 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 703 Cheetah (3) Deeper Than Love(7", Single) Sidewalk, EMI Electrola 1C 006-82 703 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 006-85 007 The Little River Band* It's A Long Way There(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-85 007 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 06464537 Mark Gillespie (5) Only Human(LP, Album) W.B.E. Records, W.B.E. Records 1C 06464537 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 348 Redhouse (3) One More Squeeze(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-82 348 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 006 2001087 Pseudo Echo Listening(7", Single) EMI 1C 006 2001087 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 2400031 The Little Heroes* Watch The World(LP, Album) EMI Electrola 1C 064 2400031 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1E 064-93763 Michael Murphey* Geronimo's Cadillac(LP, Album) Regal Zonophone, EMI (Australia) Limited 1E 064-93763 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2C 008-82492 Little River Band Reminiscing(7", Single) EMI, EMI 2C 008-82492 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 066 61181 Stylus (11) The Best Kept Secret(LP, Album) OZ Records (2) 2C 066 61181 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C066-82359 The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 2C066-82359 France 1977 Sell This Version
2C 068 82457 Little River Band Sleeper Catcher(LP, Album) EMI 2C 068 82457 France 1978 Sell This Version
2HAR 5137 The Saints (2) One Two Three Four(2x7", Gat) Harvest, Harvest 2HAR 5137 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2PS 7000 The Four Seasons The Four Seasons Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp) Private Stock 2PS 7000 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
2YAA 1161 Andrew Lloyd Webber And Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber And Tim Rice - Jesus Christ Superstar(LP) EMI (Australia) Limited, Odeon 2YAA 1161 Chile 1972 Sell This Version
3C 006-85007 Little River Band It's A Long Way There(7", Single) EMI 3C 006-85007 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 048 51831 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice - Jesus Christ Superstar(LP, Album) Emidisc (2) 3C 048 51831 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
4XL-9530 Little River Band Reminiscing(Cass, Comp, Dol) Capitol Special Markets 4XL-9530 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XL 9783 Little River Band Lady & Other Favorite Love Songs(Cass, Comp, Dol) Capitol Special Markets 4XL 9783 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
4XW 11645 Little River Band Diamantina Cocktail(Cass, Album) Harvest, Harvest 4XW 11645 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
4XW-11783 Little River Band Sleeper Catcher(Cass, Album) Harvest 4XW-11783 US 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-82607 Little River Band Lady(7", Single) EMI 5C 006-82607 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 058-82516 Little River Band It's A Long Way There (1975-1979)(LP, Comp) OZ Records (2), EMI 5C 058-82516 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 062-82359 The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded (Album) 5C 062-82359 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5 C062-82376 Little River Band Diamantina Cocktail (Album) 5 C062-82376 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
6TC PLAY 1020 Paul Robeson The Golden Voice Of Paul Robeson(Cass, Comp) EMI, EMI 6TC PLAY 1020 India Unknown Sell This Version
7C 062-61181 Stylus (11) The Best Kept Secret(LP, Album) OZ Records (2) 7C 062-61181 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
7C 062-82359 The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded(LP, Album) EMI 7C 062-82359 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 262-82359 The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded(Cass, Album) EMI 7C 262-82359 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7EGO 8727 Vera Gray Listen, Move And Dance 1(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGO 8727 Australia 1962 Sell This Version
7EGO-8762 Daphne Oram Electronic Sound Patterns(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8762 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
7EGO-8844 Marlene Dietrich Marlene(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8844 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
7EGO 8919 Arthur Wilkinson And His Orchestra Beatle - Cracker Ballet(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGO 8919 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO 8949 Manfred Mann Instrumental Asylum(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGO 8949 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7EGO 70021 Inia Te Wiata Maori Songs(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70021 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO 70045 Dinah Lee With Max Merritt And His Meteors* Dinah Lee With Max Merritt And His Meteors* - Don't You Know...(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70045 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
7EGO 70058 Brendan Bowyer And The Royal Showband Waterford Brendan Bowyer And The Royal Showband Waterford - Hucklebuck(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70058 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO 70070 Dinah Lee Do The Blue Beat(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70070 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-2704 Πόλη Πάνου*, Γ. Λίδια*, Ε. Αγγελόπουλος*, Στρ. Ατταλίδης* Πόλη Πάνου*, Γ. Λίδια*, Ε. Αγγελόπουλος*, Στρ. Ατταλίδης* - Δώστε Μου Μία Συμβουλή / Αχ Μουσταφά(7", Single) His Master's Voice 7PGO-2704 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-2872 Γιώτα Λίδια* - Χριστάκης* Γιώτα Λίδια* - Χριστάκης* - Γιατί Θες Να Φύγεις / Σαν Ζητιάνα Σε Κυττώ(7", Single) His Master's Voice 7PGO-2872 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-2889 Στυλ. Καζαντζίδης*, Μαρινέλλα Στυλ. Καζαντζίδης*, Μαρινέλλα - Μέσα Στο Έρημο Σπιτάκι / Συγχώρεσε Με(7", Single) His Master's Voice 7PGO-2889 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-3424 Πόλη Πάνου*, Πάνος Γαβαλάς Πόλη Πάνου*, Πάνος Γαβαλάς - Της Φτώχειας Τα Παιδιά / Λίγη Αγάπη Ζητώ(7", Single) His Master's Voice 7PGO-3424 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-3515 Φούλη Δημητρίου - Α. Καλδάρας* / Μαν. Αγγελόπουλος* Φούλη Δημητρίου - Α. Καλδάρας* / Μαν. Αγγελόπουλος* - Το Μισό Αν Μ' Αγαπούσες / Ρίξτε Στο Γιαλί Φαρμάκι(7") His Master's Voice 7PGO-3515 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-3587 Δημ. Ζάχος* Μοδίστρες Και Κομμώτριες / Οι Γιώργηδες(7", Single) His Master's Voice 7PGO-3587 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-3890 Βίκυ Μοσχολιού - Βούλα Γκίκα Βίκυ Μοσχολιού - Βούλα Γκίκα - Ούτε Αχ Δεν Θα Πω / Η Πρώτη Δύσκολη Στιγμή(7") His Master's Voice 7PGO-3890 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
7PGO-3902 Μαίρη Μαράντη Μεγάλε Μου Έρωτα / Παίξε Μπουζούκι Μου = My Love / Play Bouzoukee(7") His Master's Voice 7PGO-3902 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-8006 Μ. Μενιδιάτης* Χωρίς Εσένα Είμαι Νεκρός (I'm Dead Without You) / Τι Τα Θες Αυτά Μιχάλη (Why All These)(7") His Master's Voice 7PGO-8006 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
7PO 212 Marion Anderson* Softly Awakes My Heart / Love Come To My Aid "Samson And Delilah"(7") His Master's Voice 7PO 212 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7XCT3291 Herman's Hermits Something's Happening / It's Nice To Be Out In The Morning(7", Single) Columbia 7XCT3291 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
7XCT2409 / 7XCT2410 Herman's Hermits Listen People / Bidin' My Time(7", Single) Columbia 7XCT2409 / 7XCT2410 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7XS6896 Kieta Rigu Choir Champions Of Bougainville(7", EP) EMI Custom Service, EMI (Australia) Limited 7XS6896 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
7XVIK3 Tommy James And The Shondells* Say I Am(7", Single) Roulette 7XVIK3 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7XVIK37 Maria Dallas You Don't Treat Me Right(7", Single) Viking 7XVIK37 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
7XWD118 Julie Andrews And Dick Van Dyke (2) Julie Andrews And Dick Van Dyke (2) - Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious (7", Single) Buena Vista Records 7XWD118 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
8X.APLP 005 Stevie Wright Hard Road(8-Trk, Album) Albert Productions 8X.APLP 005 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
8X.APLPA 016 AC/DC T.N.T.(8-Trk, Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions 8X.APLPA 016 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
8X SKLA 7706 Original London Cast The Rocky Horror Show (8-Trk) UK Records 8X SKLA 7706 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
8XV-12120 Neil Diamond The Jazz Singer (Original Songs From The Motion Picture)(8-Trk) Capitol Records 8XV-12120 US 1980 Sell This Version
12 HAR 5130 The Saints (2) This Perfect Day c/w L-I-E-S(12", Single, Ltd) Harvest 12 HAR 5130 UK 1977 Sell This Version
33-MSX-1684 Rolf Harris All Together Now(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33-MSX-1684 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
33OCX 7525 Bruch*, Sibelius*, David Oistrakh* Bruch*, Sibelius*, David Oistrakh* - Bruch Concerto No 1 / Sibelius Concerto(LP, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33OCX 7525 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33OEX 9108 Beethoven*, Gieseking*, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan Beethoven*, Gieseking*, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan - Piano Concerto No. (The Emperor)(LP, Mono) Columbia 33OEX 9108 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33OEX 9156 Beethoven*, Gieseking* Beethoven*, Gieseking* - "Pathétique" And "Moonlight" Sonatas(LP, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33OEX 9156 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33OEX 9157 Puccini*, Callas* Puccini*, Callas* - Highlights From Madama Butterfly(LP) Columbia 33OEX 9157 Australia 1962 Sell This Version
33-OEX 9178 Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band* The Seven Ages Of Acker(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia, EMI (Australia) Limited 33-OEX 9178 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
33OEX 9204 Bobby Rydell The Hits Of Bobby Rydell(LP, Comp, Mono) Columbia 33OEX 9204 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33OEX 9213 The 3-Out Move(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Columbia 33OEX 9213 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
33-OS-7555 Burl Ives With The Four Guardsmen Burl Ives With The Four Guardsmen - Nine Australian Folk Songs(10", Album, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33-OS-7555 Australia 1958 Sell This Version
33OSX 1314 Nina & Frederik Nina & Frederik(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33OSX 1314 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
33-OSX-1472 Cliff Richard And The Shadows* Summer Holiday(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33-OSX-1472 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
33OSX 1623 Edith Piaf Hommage À Piaf(LP, Comp) Columbia 33OSX 1623 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
33OSX 1669 The Animals The Animals(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33OSX 1669 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33-OSX-1684 Rolf Harris All Together Now(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33-OSX-1684 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
33OSX 1691 Shirley Bassey Shirley Stops The Shows(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33OSX 1691 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
33OSX 1708 The Animals Animal Tracks(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33OSX 1708 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
33OSX 1762 Cliff Richard When In Rome(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia 33OSX 1762 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33-OSX-1934 Various Famous Tunes From The Classics(LP, Comp) Columbia, Columbia 33-OSX-1934 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33 OSX 6035 The Animals The Most Of The Animals(LP, Comp, Mono) Columbia 33 OSX 6035 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
33-OSX-6063 Yardbirds* The Yardbirds(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33-OSX-6063 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
33OSX 7641 Lionel Long Waltzing Matilda(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Columbia 33OSX 7641 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33-OSX-7645 Various Laughter Unlimited(LP, Comp, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33-OSX-7645 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33OSX 7654 Slim Dusty Along The Road Of Song(LP, Mono, Album) Columbia 33OSX 7654 Australia 1962 Sell This Version
33OSX 7662 Chad Morgan The Chad Morgan Songbook(LP, Album) Columbia 33OSX 7662 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33OSX 7668 Slim Dusty And His Bushlanders Slim Dusty And His Bushlanders - Aussie Sing Song (Album) 33OSX 7668 Australia 1962 Sell This Version
33OSX 7675 Rolf Harris At The Arctic Club(LP, Album) Columbia 33OSX 7675 Australia 1962 Sell This Version
33-OSX-7690 Chubby Checker Limbo Party(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33-OSX-7690 Australia 1962 Sell This Version
33OSX 7713 Slim Dusty Songs Of Australia(LP, Mono, Album) Columbia 33OSX 7713 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
33OSX7716 Rick & Thel Carey Songs Of The Carter Family (LP, Mono) Columbia 33OSX7716 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
33-OSX-7723 Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33-OSX-7723 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
33OSX 7744 Nina & Frederik Strange World(LP, Comp, Mono) Columbia 33OSX 7744 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
33-OSX-7745 Slim Dusty Australian Bush Ballads And Old Time Songs(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33-OSX-7745 Australia 1965 Sell This Version