The Beatles. The Beach Boys. Bowie, Kylie Minogue, and Coldplay. EMI was one of the big four record companies, with some of the biggest names in the history of recorded music on its roster. By 2010, after dominating the music industry for more than 100 years, EMI Group had reported massive pre-tax losses. The group was divided up and sold in 2011. How could one of the greatest recording companies of the twentieth century have ended like this? With interviews from insiders and music industry experts, Eamonn Forde pieces together the tragic end to a financial juggernaut and a cultural institution in forensic detail.
Eamonn Forde is an award-winning music business journalist who has been writing about all areas of the music industry since 2000. His work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Guardian, The Times, Q, Music Ally, Music Week, The Music Network, and The Big Issue. ©2109, 368 pages