Memories of EMI – Tris Penna at Abbey Road, 1994

The lovely folks from the EMI Archive Trust sat down with record industry legend – Tris Penna as a part of their Memories of EMI campaign. Tris Penna worked for EMI for 10 years from 1987 to 1997 as a producer, A&R and manager. In this video he shares a short memory of his timeContinue reading “Memories of EMI – Tris Penna at Abbey Road, 1994”

Alan Blumlein Stereo Model

Lets say that you are a scientist, a physicist and mathematician. You are a genius and have just invented a new technology that could revolutionise the music industry… How would you pitch the idea to the directors and business team of your company, they are not scientists, but hold the power to release the fundsContinue reading “Alan Blumlein Stereo Model”

30 years of NOW Music

The NOW that’s what I call music CD compilation album is 30 years old today. The most successful/best selling of the NOW series was NOW 44 millennium edition in 1999 which sold 2.3 million copies and was released in November instead of the usual December release. Can you guess which artist has the most tracksContinue reading “30 years of NOW Music”

A ghost in the machine

Deep in the vaults of the EMI Archive lies a mysterious Ghostly Gramophone player. Despite laying dormant for many years, while showing visitors around the collection an unsuspecting intern and her guests witnessed the turn table revolving. The gramophone in question in not electric, no one had touched it and the winding mechanism is frozen.Continue reading “A ghost in the machine”