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 subsequently 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 the board of Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. decided to rename itself EMI Ltd. (EMI), to reflect how the brand was now globally seen. E.M.I. (Australia) Limited would subsequently become officially known as EMI (Australia) Limited. from 1971/72

During 1974 EMI (Australia) Limited acquired the outstanding shares of Music Houses Of Australia Ltd. (which it had already owned a 30% interest in), "MHA" through its 32 retail outlets across Australia, handled records, sheet music, musical instruments and electronics. In the same year the company reached an agreement with Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. to form a joint entity to undertake the distribution of Toshiba's extensive range of products, This joint venture (Toshiba-EMI (Australia) Pty. Ltd.) would subsequently take two years to establish, in the meanwhile EMI (Australia) Limited was appointed sole distributor of Toshiba consumer products in Australia with effect from for 1st July 1974.

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., and in June 1978 also selling its 50% interest in Toshiba-EMI (Australia) Pty. Ltd. to it's former joint partner in this enterprise.

Following a global reorganisation by EMI Ltd. (EMI) in 1978, the new division EMI Music is established to head and unify worldwide music operations. 2 years later parent & the multinational Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd. merge to form Thorn Emi Plc, which becomes the ultimate parent.

In the mid / late 80s EMI (Australia) Ltd. recorded music operations are taken over by EMI Records Australia Pty. Ltd.

Company timeline - Not to be confused with the other Australia EMI companies:
E.M.I. (Australia) Pty. Limited (1948 to early 1957)
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
1A 064-83245 Sirocco  album cover Australian Crawl Sirocco(LP, Album) EMI 1A 064-83245 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-83324 Sons Of Beaches  album cover Australian Crawl Sons Of Beaches(LP, Album) EMI 1A 064-83324 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A006 2000547 Bon Voyage  album cover The Little Heroes* Bon Voyage(7", Single) EMI 1A006 2000547 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 345 I'll Always Call Your Name  album cover Little River Band I'll Always Call Your Name(7") EMI 1C 006-82 345 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 392 This Perfect Day  album cover The Saints (2) This Perfect Day (Single) 1C 006-82 392 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1 C 006-82 402 Happy Anniversary  album cover Little River Band Happy Anniversary(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-82 402 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 416 River Deep Mountain High  album cover The Saints (2) River Deep Mountain High(7") EMI Electrola 1C 006-82 416 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 492 Reminiscing  album cover Little River Band Reminiscing(7") EMI 1C 006-82 492 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 006-82 703 Deeper Than Love  album cover Cheetah (3) Deeper Than Love(7", Single) Sidewalk, EMI Electrola 1C 006-82 703 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 006-85 007 It's A Long Way There  album cover The Little River Band* It's A Long Way There(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-85 007 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1 C062-82 205 Little River Band  album cover Little River Band Little River Band(LP, Album) EMI 1 C062-82 205 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 063-03 707 Die Vier Jahreszeiten  album cover Antonio Vivaldi - Orchestre De Chambre De Pologne* Antonio Vivaldi - Orchestre De Chambre De Pologne* - Die Vier Jahreszeiten(LP) His Master's Voice 1 C 063-03 707 Germany 1980 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 One More Squeeze  album cover Redhouse (3) One More Squeeze(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-82 348 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 376 Diamantina Cocktail  album cover Little River Band Diamantina Cocktail (Album) 1C 064-82 376 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 457 Sleeper Catcher  album cover Little River Band Sleeper Catcher (Album) 1C 064-82 457 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 006 2000737 Watch The World  album cover The Little Heroes* Watch The World(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006 2000737 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C 006 2001087 Listening  album cover Pseudo Echo Listening(7", Single) EMI 1C 006 2001087 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 2400031 Watch The World  album cover The Little Heroes* Watch The World(LP, Album) EMI Electrola 1C 064 2400031 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
2C 008-82492 Reminiscing  album cover Little River Band Reminiscing(7", Single) EMI, EMI 2C 008-82492 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 054-16014 Djangologie 14 (1943-1946)  album cover Django Reinhardt Djangologie 14 (1943-1946)(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 2C 054-16014 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2C 066 61181 The Best Kept Secret  album cover Stylus (11) The Best Kept Secret(LP, Album) OZ Records (2) 2C 066 61181 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C066-82359 (I'm) Stranded  album cover The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 2C066-82359 France 1977 Sell This Version
2C 068 82457 Sleeper Catcher  album cover Little River Band Sleeper Catcher(LP, Album) EMI 2C 068 82457 France 1978 Sell This Version
2HAR 5137 One Two Three Four  album cover The Saints (2) One Two Three Four(2x7", Gat) Harvest, Harvest 2HAR 5137 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2PS 7000 The Four Seasons Greatest Hits  album cover The Four Seasons The Four Seasons Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp) Private Stock 2PS 7000 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
2RCD 061/062 Unforgettable  album cover Vera Lynn Unforgettable(2xCD, Comp) Rainbow (4) 2RCD 061/062 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
3AE 105 Woo Ing Ing*, Chang Ye Wen, Yang Kwong, Hsia Tan Woo Ing Ing*, Chang Ye Wen, Yang Kwong, Hsia Tan - Untitled(10", Album) Angel Records 3AE 105 Singapore Unknown Sell This Version
3AE 106 精選電影插曲及流行歌曲  album cover 葛蘭* = Grace Chang, 潘秀瓊* = Poon Sow Keng 葛蘭* = Grace Chang, 潘秀瓊* = Poon Sow Keng - 精選電影插曲及流行歌曲(10", Mono) Angel Records 3AE 106 Singapore & Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
3C 006-82492 Reminiscing  album cover Little River Band Reminiscing(7") EMI, EMI 3C 006-82492 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3C 006-85007 It's A Long Way There  album cover Little River Band It's A Long Way There(7", Single) EMI 3C 006-85007 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 034 51831 Jesus Christ Superstar  album cover Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice - Jesus Christ Superstar(LP, Album) Emidisc (2) 3C 034 51831 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
4XL-9530 Reminiscing  album cover Little River Band Reminiscing (Comp) 4XL-9530 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XL 9783 Lady & Other Favorite Love Songs  album cover Little River Band Lady & Other Favorite Love Songs(Cass, Comp, Dol) Capitol Special Markets 4XL 9783 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
4XT-12303 Watch The World  album cover The Little Heroes* Watch The World(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT-12303 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XW 11645 Diamantina Cocktail  album cover Little River Band Diamantina Cocktail(Cass, Album) Harvest, Harvest 4XW 11645 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
4XW-11783 Sleeper Catcher  album cover Little River Band Sleeper Catcher (Album) 4XW-11783 US 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-82380 Help Is On Its Way  album cover Little River Band Help Is On Its Way(7", Single) EMI, EMI 5C 006-82380 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 006-82401 Home On Monday / The Inner Light  album cover Little River Band Home On Monday / The Inner Light(7", Single) EMI 5C 006-82401 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 006-82492 Reminiscing  album cover Little River Band Reminiscing(7") EMI 5C 006-82492 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-82607 Lady  album cover Little River Band Lady(7", Single) EMI 5C 006-82607 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-85007 It's A Long Way There  album cover Little River Band It's A Long Way There(7") Harvest 5C 006-85007 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
5C 050.25896 Meet The New (Punk) Wave  album cover Various Meet The New (Punk) Wave(LP, Comp) EMI 5C 050.25896 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 058-82516 It's A Long Way There (1975-1979)  album cover 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 (I'm) Stranded  album cover The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded (Album) 5C 062-82359 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5 C062-82376 Diamantina Cocktail  album cover Little River Band Diamantina Cocktail (Album) 5 C062-82376 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 258.25717 Hitexplosion Vol. 8  album cover Various Hitexplosion Vol. 8(Cass, Comp, Dol) EMI, EMI 5C 258.25717 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6TC PLAY 1020 The Golden Voice Of Paul Robeson  album cover Paul Robeson The Golden Voice Of Paul Robeson (Comp) 6TC PLAY 1020 India 1983 Sell This Version
7C 062-82359 (I'm) Stranded  album cover The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded(LP, Album) EMI 7C 062-82359 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 062-82457 Sleeper Catcher  album cover Little River Band Sleeper Catcher(LP, Album) OZ Records (2) 7C 062-82457 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
7C 262-82359 (I'm) Stranded  album cover The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded(Cass, Album) EMI 7C 262-82359 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7EGM 70030 Owen Paterson Harvey The Helicopter(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGM 70030 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO-8371 Warsaw Concerto  album cover Semprini With Orchestra* Warsaw Concerto(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8371 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO 8431 Selections From The Film "Song Of Freedom"  album cover Paul Robeson Selections From The Film "Song Of Freedom"(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 8431 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO 8727 Listen, Move And Dance 1  album cover Vera Gray Listen, Move And Dance 1(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGO 8727 Australia 1962 Sell This Version
7EGO-8762 Electronic Sound Patterns  album cover Daphne Oram Electronic Sound Patterns(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8762 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
7EGO-8844 Marlene  album cover Marlene Dietrich Marlene(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8844 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
7EGO-8876 Groovin' With Manfred Mann  album cover Manfred Mann Groovin' With Manfred Mann(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8876 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
7EGO-8908 The One In The Middle  album cover Manfred Mann The One In The Middle(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8908 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO 8919 Beatle - Cracker Ballet  album cover Arthur Wilkinson And His Orchestra Beatle - Cracker Ballet (EP) 7EGO 8919 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO-8922 No Living Without Loving  album cover Manfred Mann No Living Without Loving(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8922 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO 8942 Machines  album cover Manfred Mann Machines(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 8942 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7EGO 8949 Instrumental Asylum  album cover Manfred Mann Instrumental Asylum(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGO 8949 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7EGO-8962 Manfred Mann Aswas(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8962 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7EGO-8968 The Beatle Concerto  album cover Arthur Wilkinson And His Orchestra, Zack Laurence Arthur Wilkinson And His Orchestra, Zack Laurence - The Beatle Concerto(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-8968 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO 8975 Paul Jones Sings Songs From The Film Privilege(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 8975 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
7EGO-70019 The Jet  album cover Chubby Checker The Jet(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-70019 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
7EGO 70021 Maori Songs  album cover Inia Te Wiata Maori Songs(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70021 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO-70032 Andy's Hits  album cover Andy Stewart Andy's Hits(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-70032 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
7EGO-70036 Proud Of You  album cover Jay Justin Proud Of You(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-70036 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
7EGO 70043 Shake With The Swinging Blue Jeans  album cover The Swinging Blue Jeans Shake With The Swinging Blue Jeans(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70043 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
7EGO 70044 Little Pattie  album cover Little Pattie With The Statesmen (6) Little Pattie With The Statesmen (6) - Little Pattie (EP) 7EGO 70044 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
7EGO 70045 Don't You Know...  album cover 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 70046 Al Bowlly Sings  album cover Al Bowlly And The Orchestra Of Ray Noble* Al Bowlly And The Orchestra Of Ray Noble* - Al Bowlly Sings(7", EP, Mono) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70046 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
7EGO 70049 Reminiscing  album cover Jay Justin Reminiscing(7", EP) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 7EGO 70049 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO 70050 Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far  album cover Little Pattie Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far(7", EP) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 7EGO 70050 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO-70051 Come Tomorrow  album cover Manfred Mann Come Tomorrow(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-70051 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO70052 Bryan Davies Bryan Davies(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO70052 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO 70057 Dance Puppet Dance  album cover Little Pattie Dance Puppet Dance(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70057 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO 70058 Hucklebuck  album cover Brendan Bowyer And The Royal Showband Waterford Brendan Bowyer And The Royal Showband Waterford - Hucklebuck (EP) 7EGO 70058 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7EGO-70060 Reading By John Clements - "The Unknown Soldier Speaks From Menin Gate"  album cover John Clements (3) Reading By John Clements - "The Unknown Soldier Speaks From Menin Gate"(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-70060 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
7EGO 70067 Guilty  album cover Jay Justin Guilty(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70067 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
7EGO 70068 Pretty Flamingo  album cover Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70068 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7EGO 70070 Do The Blue Beat  album cover Dinah Lee Do The Blue Beat(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70070 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO 70071 Skye Boat Song  album cover Peter Nelson & The Castaways Skye Boat Song(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70071 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
7EGO-70072 Sandy  album cover The Swinging Blue Jeans Sandy(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-70072 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
7EGO-70074 Movin' Man  album cover Buddy England Movin' Man(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-70074 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
7EGO-70075 In a Cemetery   album cover Chad Morgan In a Cemetery (7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO-70075 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
7EGO 70076 Let The Little Girl Dance  album cover Grantley Dee Let The Little Girl Dance(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70076 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
7EGO 70077 I'll Eat My Hat  album cover Little Pattie I'll Eat My Hat(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70077 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
7EGO 70078 Come On Over To Bev's Place  album cover Bev Harrell Come On Over To Bev's Place(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70078 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7EGO 70080 Wish Me Luck  album cover Gracie Fields Wish Me Luck(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70080 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7EGO 70082 Message Of The Bells  album cover Sister Irene O'connor Message Of The Bells(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70082 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
7MQO-1528 Il Mio Domani / Carolina, Dai!  album cover Sergio Bruni Il Mio Domani / Carolina, Dai!(7") La Voce Del Padrone 7MQO-1528 Italy 1961 Sell This Version
7PG0-3587 Μοδίστρες Και Κομμώτριες / Οι Γιώργηδες  album cover Δημ. Ζάχος* Μοδίστρες Και Κομμώτριες / Οι Γιώργηδες(7", Single, sol) His Master's Voice 7PG0-3587 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
7PGO-2580 Κελλί Μου Κατασκότεινο / Μου Στέλνεις Γυιέ Μου Γράμματα  album cover Στυλ. Καζαντζίδης* / Γιώτα Λίδια* Στυλ. Καζαντζίδης* / Γιώτα Λίδια* - Κελλί Μου Κατασκότεινο / Μου Στέλνεις Γυιέ Μου Γράμματα(7", Single, Sol) His Master's Voice 7PGO-2580 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
7PGO-2603 Ζιγκουάλα / Απόκληρος Της Κοινωνίας  album cover Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης, Μαρινέλλα Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης, Μαρινέλλα - Ζιγκουάλα / Απόκληρος Της Κοινωνίας(7") His Master's Voice 7PGO-2603 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
7PGO-2611 Μάτια Μου / Σου Σφυρίζω  album cover Τόνης Μαρούδας* Μάτια Μου / Σου Σφυρίζω(7", Single) His Master's Voice 7PGO-2611 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-2662 Ήθελα Ναμουνα Πουλάκι / Τώρα Μαζύ Κι' Αύριο Χώρια  album cover Γ. Μπιθικώτσης*, Κ. Θύμη*, Λίλια Ζίνια Γ. Μπιθικώτσης*, Κ. Θύμη*, Λίλια Ζίνια - Ήθελα Ναμουνα Πουλάκι / Τώρα Μαζύ Κι' Αύριο Χώρια(7", Single, Sol) His Master's Voice 7PGO-2662 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7PGO-2666 Μαννούλα Μου Δεν Σε Ξεχνώ / Εγώ Στον Ήλιο Ορκίστηκα  album cover Τασία Βέρρα Μαννούλα Μου Δεν Σε Ξεχνώ / Εγώ Στον Ήλιο Ορκίστηκα(7", Single) His Master's Voice 7PGO-2666 Australia Unknown Sell This Version