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Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited

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Canadian branch of Capitol Records and EMI. Previously called Capitol Records (Canada) Ltd. until it changed name on January 1, 1974. Renamed to EMI Music Canada in 1993.
Also appears as Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada.

A vinyl pressing and tape duplication plant was opened next door to the offices in June 1976. It had 17 presses for albums and seven presses for singles. The plant started production with singles only in June and began pressing albums in October 1976. The official opening ceremonies for the new plant were held on June 15, 1977. The plant stopped pressing vinyl on July 13, 1984 but did continue its tape duplication operations. Records pressed at this plant are identified by a Capitol Records "target" logo [ ◎ ] machine-stamped in the runout (picture provided under "more images") and on 12" records a 1.5" pressing ring.

In September 1973 the company started adding price codes to the spine of releases.
In 1982 cassettes switched to Super Dynamic Range and this started appearing in a yellow band on j-cards

Note: some Francophone releases will only have the French name of the label (Disques Capitol-EMI Du Canada Limitée) on them. If both the English and French names are mentioned on a release, please credit both in LCCN and state in release notes where to find which version.

Capitol Records (Canada) Ltd. was founded in 1947 but remained largely inactive until it was purchased by W. Lockwood Miller in 1949. In 1974, the company was renamed Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited after EMI purchased a majority share of Capitol Records Inc. In 1982 Thorn EMI finally became owner of the Canadian subsidiary. The company was succeeded by EMI Music Canada in 1993 which is still used today.

History:
1947 - 1954 Capitol Records Of Canada, Ltd.
1954 - 1958 Capitol Records Distributors Of Canada, Ltd.
1958 - 1966 Capitol Records Of Canada, Ltd. a.k.a. Capitol Record Club of Canada, Ltd.
1966 - 1974 Capitol Records (Canada) Ltd. a.k.a. Disques Capitol (Canada) Ltée
1974 - 1993 Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited a.k.a. Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada a.k.a Disques Capitol-EMI Du Canada Limitée
1993 - xxxx EMI Music Canada

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3109 American Drive
Mississauga, ON
Canada L4V 1B2

Links:capitol6000.com , searcharchives.ucalgary.ca , ic.gc.ca

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