Universal launches Virgin EMI Records, Capitol UK coming next month

Universal Music UK has announced the launch of Virgin EMI Records – a new label which brings together Virgin Records and Mercury Records under one name.

It will sit alongside Island, Polydor and Decca as one of Universal Music UK’s frontline labels, while Mercury effectively becomes an imprint.

A fifth company will join the line-up in April when the Capitol label opens its doors in the UK for the first time.

Mercury executives will now transfer to Virgin EMI Records, ...

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