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Re: [ARSCLIST] Tis a strange world
On Tuesday 13 June 2006 13.23, Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
> And how does Angel fit in here ?
EMI started Angel in 1952 to market classical recordings from the HMV and
Columbia catalogues in the UK. I would imagine this was done partly because
they had already lost US Columbia as an outlet for their classical titles in
the US, and they were aware that RCA was dropping them in five years.
For much the same reason, EMI purchased Capitol Records in 1955, so that they
had their own US outlet for popular music. Capitol was merged with EMI US
Ltd (Angel Records) in 1957, after the RCA contract expired.