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Next Up: EMI

"Do I hear $4 billion?"

Now that Warner Music has been sold the next big event will be the imminent sale of EMI Music. Most observers assume that Access Industries, the new owner of Warner, and CEO Junior Bronfman will go after EMI. The conventional…

EMI End Is Near

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By now your grandmother knows how Guy Hands has squandered EMI Music, decreasing its value dramatically through mismanagement and sheer hubris, leaving a long trail of dead bodies and ruined careers in his wake. The Guardian reported over the weekend…

EMI: Barbarians At The Gate?

The recent verdict in the Citi/Terra Firma lawsuit has been analyzed more than the federal budget in the media recently. Reporters I’ve spoken with who were present during the entire trial say that there was a black cloud hanging over…

EMI Records Gone Mao

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend… Mao Tse-Tung’s famous words of encouragement about the arts and sciences in the people’s China harkens back to the halcyon days of when Terra Firma bought EMI Music.…

Welcome EMI

I want to officially welcome Elio Leoni-Sceti, Ronn Werre and Sylvia Coleman of EMI to my little site. I was in London a couple of days ago with a friend and we just  happened to bump into the three of…

London Calling

I know that I have been writing a lot lately about EMI. I know that it seems as though I’m beating up on them. But to paraphrase the great Willie “The Actor” Sutton’s response when asked why he robbed banks,…