EMI America Records

EMI America Records was started in 1978 by EMI as a second US label next to Capitol Records. It absorbed Liberty Records in 1984. In the late 1980s EMI America was consolidated with Manhattan Records to form EMI Manhattan Records, which later became known as EMI USA and then simply as EMI in 1990, then part of EMI Records Group North America (ERG) in 1992, when the then-Thorn EMI acquired Virgin Records America. Since 2013, this organization of labels has been under Universal Music's Capitol Music Group while the reissues of recordings have been distributed by former sister label Capitol Records.

EMI America Records
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1978; 43 years ago (1978)
FounderEMI
Defunct1980s (1980s)
Distributor(s)
GenreVarious
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos Angeles, California

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