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EMI was the label of UK company EMI Records Ltd., also known as EMI Records.
After a hiatus, EMI was relaunched as a label by Universal Music Group in 2020.
Label Code: LC 0542 / LC 00542.
EMI did not exist as a label until 1 January 1973 (the exception being a few Indian releases around 1969 and 60s Australian test-pressings related to EMI Studios Sydney). It should not be added as a label to any release before that date, aside from those Indian releases. Furthermore it should not be added as a label on any release with a primary branded label such as His Master's Voice, Columbia, Pathé, Parlophone, Capitol Records, etc., as the boxed EMI logo that appears with the primary label simply implies that the label formed part of the EMI Group (please do not confuse with EMI Group Plc), not that EMI was a label. In these cases, it is permitted to add EMI as a Record Company (discussion / more discussion) as it was the corporate logo of the parent companies Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. / EMI Ltd. (EMI) and was not intended as a label.

From 1996 until September 2012 the ultimate parent company / owner of all the EMI labels and companies was EMI Group Ltd. (EMI Group Plc.)

After that date Universal Music Group now owns large parts of the former EMI Group, with the former EMI Records Ltd. (which includes most EMI UK & Europe operations) being renamed as Parlophone Records Ltd. and being sold off to the Warner Music Group.

EMI was a major label and had a lot of sub and sister labels which also carry the EMI logo and manage its huge amount of releases all over the world.

The EMI country codes: In 1969 a new international system was introduced for EMI catalogue numbers. A five-digit prefix was added to the five-digit record number, separated by a hyphen. The first number and letter are a code for the country the record was made in or for. This usually corresponds with the country field on Discogs. Please enter this catalogue number against whichever label is branded on the release.

(C = Country, E = Europe, M = Music For Pleasure) )
OC = UK
0C = UK
1A = Netherlands
1C = Germany
1M = Germany (for Music For Pleasure)
1E = UK
1J = Spain
2C = France
2M = France (for Music For Pleasure)
2S = France (for Sonopresse)
2E = Austria
2J = Greece
3C = Italy
3E = Switzerland
4B = Belgium (for Best Seller releases)
4C = Belgium
4M = Belgium (for Music For Pleasure)
4E = Sweden
5C = Netherlands
5D = Netherlands (for Sunset 2 Super Pack releases)
5N = Netherlands (for Negram releases)
5E = Finland
6C = Denmark
6E = Denmark
7C = Sweden
7E = Norway
8C = Norway
8E = Portugal
9C = Finland
10C = Spain
11C = Portugal
12C = Austria
13C = Switzerland
14C = Greece
16C = Australia (unused on releases)
17C = New Zealand (unused on releases)
31C = Brazil
32C = Chile
33C = Mexico
82C = South Africa

For unofficial releases which use the EMI-logo and/or claim to be an EMI-release please use this label: EMI (2)!

Please ask in the forums if you are in doubt.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
- Various Καινούργια Βήματα Σε Παλιά Μονοπάτια(2xCD, Comp, Promo, RP) EMI - Greece 2010 Sell This Version
- Kiki Dee - The Walk Of Faith Kiki Dee The Walk Of Faith(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI - UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
- Various - Seasons Greetings from some prEMIer artists Various Seasons Greetings from some prEMIer artists (CD, EP, Maxi, Comp, Promo) EMI, Capitol Records, Chrysalis Records, Enigma (4), SBK - UK Unknown Sell This Version
0000000000 Various - Virgin Sampler 2005 Various Virgin Sampler 2005(CD, Comp, Promo) Virgin 0000000000 UK 2005 Sell This Version
00000 2 Mintzkov Luna* - M For Means And L For Love Mintzkov Luna* M For Means And L For Love(CD, Album) EMI, Labels 00000 2 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
0C 054 o 05637 Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture - The Classic Tracks 1968/1972 Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture - The Classic Tracks 1968/1972(LP, Comp) One-Up, EMI 0C 054 o 05637 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 062 o 05595 Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo Cockney Rebel The Psychomodo (Album) 0C 062 o 05595 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 062 o 05707 Richard Myhill - 21 Days In Soho Richard Myhill 21 Days In Soho (Album) 0C 062 o 05707 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 062 o 05713 Robert Young (9) - From Robert With Love Robert Young (9) From Robert With Love(LP, Album) RTV Ljubljana, RTV Ljubljana, EMI, EMI 0C 062 o 05713 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
0C 062 o 95957 Olivia Newton-John - First Impressions Olivia Newton-John First Impressions(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 062 o 95957 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 062 o 97666 Dream Express - Track One Dream Express Track One(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 062 o 97666 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 064 o 05438 Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie Cockney Rebel The Human Menagerie(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI 0C 064 o 05438 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 228 o 04198 The Hollies - Reflection The Hollies Reflection(Cass, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 0C 228 o 04198 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 228 o 92469 Beach Boys* - The Beach Boys Beach Boys* The Beach Boys(Cass, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 228 o 92469 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 04096 Pink Floyd - Soundtrack From The Film Pink Floyd Soundtrack From The Film "More" (Album) 0C 244 o 04096 1974 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05438 Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie Cockney Rebel The Human Menagerie (Album) 0C 244 o 05438 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05503 Paul McCartney & Wings* - Band On The Run Paul McCartney & Wings* Band On The Run(Cass, Album, RE) Apple Records, EMI, Apple Records, EMI 0C 244 o 05503 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05674 Shirley Bassey - The Very Best Of Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey The Very Best Of Shirley Bassey(Cass, Comp) Columbia, EMI 0C 244 o 05674 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05740 Simon Park - Something In The Air Simon Park Something In The Air(Cass) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 05740 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05793 Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* - The Best Years Of Our Lives Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* The Best Years Of Our Lives(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 05793 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05879 Pilot - Second Flight Pilot Second Flight(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 05879 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05895 Druid (3) - Toward The Sun Druid (3) Toward The Sun(Cass, Album, Gre) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 05895 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05978 Labi Siffre Happy(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 05978 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 05979 Don Estelle & Windsor Davies - Sing Lofty Don Estelle & Windsor Davies Don Estelle & Windsor Davies - Sing Lofty(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 05979 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 06000 Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* - Timeless Flight Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* Timeless Flight(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 06000 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 06123 Pilot - Morin Heights Pilot Morin Heights(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 06123 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 81014 Anne Murray / Glen Campbell - Anne Murray / Glen Campbell Anne Murray / Glen Campbell Anne Murray / Glen Campbell - Anne Murray / Glen Campbell(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 0C 244 o 81014 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 81526 Dean Martin - The Very Best Of Dean Martin Dean Martin The Very Best Of Dean Martin(Cass, Comp) Capitol Records, Inc., EMI 0C 244 o 81526 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 81927 Ernie Ford* & Glen Campbell - Ernie Sings And Glen Picks Ernie Ford* & Glen Campbell Ernie Ford* & Glen Campbell - Ernie Sings And Glen Picks(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 0C 244 o 81927 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 82087 Kraftwerk - Radio Activity Kraftwerk Radio Activity(Cass, Album, Gre) Capitol Records, EMI 0C 244 o 82087 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0c 244 o 82205 Little River Band - Little River Band Little River Band Little River Band(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 0c 244 o 82205 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 93261 Deep Purple - Machine Head Deep Purple Machine Head (Album) 0C 244 o 93261 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 94187 T. Rex - Tanx T. Rex Tanx(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 94187 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 94190 Geordie - Hope You Like It Geordie Hope You Like It (Album) 0C 244 o 94190 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 94519 Queen - Queen Queen Queen (Album) 0C 244 o 94519 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 94629 Blue Mink - Only When I Laugh Blue Mink Only When I Laugh(Cass) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 94629 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 95186 Queen - Queen II Queen Queen II(Cass, Album, H) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 95186 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 96025 Queen - Sheer Heart Attack Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 0C 244 o 96025 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 96062 Fanny (2) - Rock 'N' Roll Survivors Fanny (2) Rock 'N' Roll Survivors(Cass, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca, EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 96062 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 96485 Mud - Mud Rock Vol. 2 Mud Mud Rock Vol. 2(Cass, Album, Bla) RAK, RAK, EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 96485 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 96623Y Wings (2) - Venus And Mars Wings (2) Venus And Mars (Album) 0C 244 o 96623Y UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 96902 Mud - Mud's Greatest Hits Mud Mud's Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) RAK, EMI 0C 244 o 96902 Finland 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 96918 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Album) 0C 244 o 96918 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 97037 Olivia Newton-John - Clearly Love Olivia Newton-John Clearly Love (Album) 0C 244 o 97037 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 97176 Queen - A Night At The Opera Queen A Night At The Opera(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 97176 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 97328 T. Rex - Futuristic Dragon T. Rex Futuristic Dragon(Cass, Album, H) EMI, EMI 0C 244 o 97328 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 278 o 05510 Pink Floyd - A Nice Pair Pink Floyd A Nice Pair (Comp) 0C 278 o 05510 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0c 284 o 05491 John Lennon - Mind Games John Lennon Mind Games(Cass, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 0c 284 o 05491 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 284 o 95185 Various - 41 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti Various 41 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti(Cass, Album, Comp, Bla) MCA Records, MCA Records, EMI, EMI 0C 284 o 95185 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 284 o 95424 Neil Diamond - Hot August Night Neil Diamond Hot August Night(Cass, Album, RE) EMI, MCA Records, EMI 0C 284 o 95424 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 346 o 05503 Paul McCartney & Wings* - Band On The Run Paul McCartney & Wings* Band On The Run(8-Trk, Album) EMI, EMI, Apple Records, Apple Records 0C 346 o 05503 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 346 o 05696 The Move - California Man The Move California Man(8-Trk, Comp) Harvest, EMI 0C 346 o 05696 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 346 o 05793 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - The Best Years Of Our Lives Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel The Best Years Of Our Lives(8-Trk, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 346 o 05793 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 346 o 94519 Queen - Queen Queen Queen(8-Trk, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 346 o 94519 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 384 o 05325 The Beatles - 1962-1966 The Beatles 1962-1966(8-Trk, Comp, Bla) EMI, EMI 0C 384 o 05325 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 006 12957 Bimbo Jet - El Bimbo Bimbo Jet El Bimbo(7") Columbia 0C 006 12957 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 016-98 237 The Valentine Theatre Group - Jack And The Beanstalk The Valentine Theatre Group Jack And The Beanstalk(7", EP) EMI, EMI 0C 016-98 237 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 016-98 238 The Valentine Theatre Group - Tom Thumb The Valentine Theatre Group Tom Thumb(7", EP) EMI, EMI 0C 016-98 238 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 016-98 239 The Valentine Theatre Group - Dick Whittington The Valentine Theatre Group Dick Whittington(7", EP) EMI, EMI 0C 016-98 239 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 016-98 240 The Valentine Theatre Group - Rumpelstiltskin The Valentine Theatre Group Rumpelstiltskin(7", EP) EMI, EMI 0C 016-98 240 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 016-98 241 The Valentine Theatre Group - Goldilocks & The Three Bears The Valentine Theatre Group Goldilocks & The Three Bears(7", Aud) EMI, EMI 0C 016-98 241 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 016-98 242 The Valentine Theatre Group - Beauty And The Beast The Valentine Theatre Group Beauty And The Beast(7", EP) EMI, EMI 0C 016-98 242 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 038-06 364 Various - The Very Best Of The Very Best Various The Very Best Of The Very Best (Comp) 0C 038-06 364 UK 1977 Sell This Version
0C 046 ○ 05366 Ron Goodwin And His Orchestra - This Is Ron Goodwin Ron Goodwin And His Orchestra This Is Ron Goodwin(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 046 ○ 05366 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 046 ○ 05429 Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains* - More Manuel Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains* More Manuel (Comp) 0C 046 ○ 05429 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 046 ○ 05485 Pepe Jaramillo - This Is Pepe Jaramillo Pepe Jaramillo This Is Pepe Jaramillo(LP, Comp, Smplr) EMI, EMI 0C 046 ○ 05485 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 046 ○ 95885 Wout Steenhuis - This Is Wout Steenhuis Wout Steenhuis This Is Wout Steenhuis(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 046 ○ 95885 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 048-07 642 Phil Kelsall - Meet Me At The Tower Phil Kelsall Meet Me At The Tower(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 048-07 642 UK 1982 Sell This Version
0C 048-07 711 Phil Kelsall - Blackpool Dance Party Phil Kelsall Blackpool Dance Party(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 048-07 711 UK 1983 Sell This Version
0C 054 ◦ 04214 June Bronhill with The John McCarthy Singers June Bronhill with The John McCarthy Singers - Sacred Songs(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 0C 054 ◦ 04214 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054 ○ 04713 Jake Thackray - Live Performance Jake Thackray Live Performance (Album) 0C 054 ○ 04713 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054 ◦ 04851 The Corries - Live At The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh The Corries Live At The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh(LP) EMI, EMI 0C 054 ◦ 04851 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054 ◦ 05009 The Spinners - Love Is Teasing The Spinners Love Is Teasing(LP, RE, RP) EMI, EMI 0C 054 ◦ 05009 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054 ○ 05034 Cleo Laine - Feel The Warm With Cleo Laine Cleo Laine Feel The Warm With Cleo Laine(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 0C 054 ○ 05034 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054-05 052 Adge Cutler And The Wurzels - Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee Adge Cutler And The Wurzels Adge Cutler And The Wurzels - Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 0C 054-05 052 UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054 - 05386 Shirley Bassey - Shirley Bassey At The Pigalle Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey At The Pigalle(LP, Album, RE) One-Up, One-Up, EMI, EMI 0C 054 - 05386 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054-05 588 Various - This Is London Various This Is London(LP, Comp, RE) EMI, EMI 0C 054-05 588 UK 1980 Sell This Version
0C 054 ◦ 05940 The Geoff Love Mandolins - Magic Mandolins The Geoff Love Mandolins Magic Mandolins(LP) EMI, EMI 0C 054 ◦ 05940 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C∙054○05958 Max Boyce - We All Had Doctors' Papers Max Boyce We All Had Doctors' Papers 0C∙054○05958 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 054-05 986 Shirley Bassey - This Is Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey This Is Shirley Bassey(LP, Comp, RE, RP) EMI, EMI 0C 054-05 986 UK 1980 Sell This Version
0C 054 ◦ 06210 Various - Hit Kaleidoscope Various Hit Kaleidoscope(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 054 ◦ 06210 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054 ◦ 06211 June Bronhill, Jeremy Brett, David Hughes (11), Ann Howard (2) - Highlights From The Merry Widow June Bronhill, Jeremy Brett, David Hughes (11), Ann Howard (2) June Bronhill, Jeremy Brett, David Hughes (11), Ann Howard (2) - Highlights From The Merry Widow(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 0C 054 ◦ 06211 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054 ◦ 06212 Vera Lynn - I'll Be Seeing You Vera Lynn I'll Be Seeing You(LP, RE, RP) EMI, EMI 0C 054 ◦ 06212 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 242 Max Boyce - The Incredible Plan Max Boyce The Incredible Plan(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 054-06 242 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 321 Reginald Dixon - Great Organ Favourites Reginald Dixon Great Organ Favourites(LP, Album, RE) One-Up, EMI 0C 054-06 321 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 054-06 376 Joyce Grenfell - The Joyce Grenfell Second Collection ‎ Joyce Grenfell The Joyce Grenfell Second Collection ‎(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 054-06 376 UK 1979 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 474 Gerry And The Pacemakers* - The Best Of Gerry And The Pacemakers Gerry And The Pacemakers* The Best Of Gerry And The Pacemakers (Comp) 0C 054-06 474 UK 1977 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 488 Benny Hill - This Is Benny Hill Benny Hill This Is Benny Hill (Album) 0C 054-06 488 UK 1981 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 554 Various - In A Party Mood Various In A Party Mood(LP) One-Up, EMI 0C 054-06 554 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 054-06 566 Freddie And The Dreamers* - The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers Freddie And The Dreamers* The Best Of Freddie And The Dreamers(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 054-06 566 UK 1977 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 567 Max Boyce - The Road And The Miles... Max Boyce The Road And The Miles...(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 054-06 567 UK 1977 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 613M Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - The Best Of Johnny Kidd And The Pirates Johnny Kidd & The Pirates The Best Of Johnny Kidd And The Pirates (Comp) 0C 054-06 613M UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 664M Donald Peers - The Donald Peers Collection Donald Peers The Donald Peers Collection(LP, Comp, Mono) EMI, EMI 0C 054-06 664M UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 669M Peter Dawson - The Floral Dance Peter Dawson The Floral Dance (Comp) 0C 054-06 669M UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 678 Big Ben Hawaiian Band - When You Dream About Hawaii Big Ben Hawaiian Band When You Dream About Hawaii(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 054-06 678 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 054-06 679 Mrs. Mills - Mrs. Mills All Time Party Dances And Other Favourites Mrs. Mills Mrs. Mills All Time Party Dances And Other Favourites(LP, Comp, RE) EMI, EMI, Encore (13), Encore (13) 0C 054-06 679 UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 684 Reginald Dixon - Blaze Away Reginald Dixon Blaze Away(LP, Comp, RE) Encore (13), EMI 0C 054-06 684 UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054 - 06 685 The Dubliners - Seven Drunken Nights The Dubliners Seven Drunken Nights(LP, Comp) Encore (13), Encore (13), EMI, EMI 0C 054 - 06 685 UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 685 Various - Souvenir Of Wales Various Souvenir Of Wales(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 0C 054-06 685 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 732M The Hollies - The Best Of The Hollies E.P.s The Hollies The Best Of The Hollies E.P.s(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) EMI, EMI 0C 054-06 732M UK 1981 Sell This Version

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TheHutt

TheHutt

August 10, 2022
> 345 is a reference to the format of the release.

Not only that, but also the pricecode.
Soundzvintage

Soundzvintage

October 19, 2021
Studio 14 No 4 - Original Popular Music & Songs.
EMI Columbia Label - 14c 054-70855 Stereo.
Cannot find any information regarding this release ? Can anyone shed some light on this matter for me as I find it mysteriously intriguing !!
Thanks in advance 👍
GoodNF

GoodNF

August 2, 2021
Some more notes about the EMI catalog numbering in Europe during the years 1969-1983 (it is what I know, any help is welcome).

"12A 345-67890"

Yes, 12A is a country code, but not the only country component. 12A refers to the country of the target market. So 1C is for the German market, 2C for the Franch market, 3C for the Italian market, and so on.

345 is a reference to the format of the release. Most likely information for the production plant. What material/density to use, what size/shape as well as information of how to transfer the recorded material into the medium (vinyl cutting, recording to tape). 000 denotes a promo or jukebox record not for sale, 006 and 008 a 7" single (008 might be a different compound; styrene vs. regular vinyl?), 016 a 7" EP, 052 a 12" maxi single. Albums are usually in the 022-070 range, double albums tend to have a first digit 1 and cassettes a first digit 2. When the CD was introduced in 1983, this scheme became insufficient.

67890 is what I call the ordinal number. This one can have a regional component as well. If so, it refers to the country where the song material was originally recorded. Note that this is not necessarily the country the artist is coming from; it's merely an indication of the country of the recording studio.
I discovered the following ranges:

04001-07899 = mostly UK-based releases for the continental European market. Included are releases on EMI's own imprint, plus labels like Apple, Parlophone, (EMI-)Columbia and Harvest.
90001-99599 = refers to EMI releases distributed in license. Included are labels outside the EMI roster (Tamla Motown, Asylum, Chrysalis, Private Stock, ABC/Dunhill, Probe, MCA, Bell/Arista). Also included are non-Dutch releases on the Negram imprint (mostly for Belgium and Germany).
60001-65499 = continuation of above in 1977 after the range was full.

80000-81999 = mostly US-based releases for the continental European market; mostly Capitol.
85000-86999 = continuation, also including EMI America.
82000-83399 = mostly United Artists and Liberty releases.

10000-14999 = France (continued: 72000-72999)
17000-18999 = Italy
20001-21999 = Spain
23001-23999 = Belgium (continued: 19000-19299)
24001-26999 = Netherlands
28001-32999 = Germany (continued: 45000-46999)
33000-33499 = Austria
33500-33999 = Switzerland
34000-35999 = Sweden
37001-37299 = Denmark (continued: 39100-39499)
39001-39099 = Norway (continued 37300-37699)
44allen

44allen

January 11, 2016
hi, I have a single EMI it has on the label {the congregation when susie takes the plan side A } but has actually got Benny hill Ernie side A is DB8830 side B is DB8833 is this rare ?
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amarcord.records

amarcord.records

May 7, 2013
Italian division of EMI released on mid 80 the budget "Talent" series.
On this series were reissued a selection of successfull albums published by italian EMI and related companies: Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Sex Pistols and lots of others.
There wasn't any logo on sleeves, inner sleeves or labels to identify the album released on the series.
Just only the shrink-wrap had the "Talent" logo (all albums were released sealed).
Anyway, most album have a new, different catalogue number from the original release and/or from previous reissues.