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EMI Music Canada fonds

The EMI Music Canada fonds is the complete corporate archive from the Canadian major record label company and its predecessors, Capitol Records of Canada, held at the University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections. The archive was donated to the University of Calgary by Universal Music Canada, the record label that acquired EMI in 2012. The donation consists of extensive textual, photographic and audiovisual materials dating from 1947-2012. Records from the President’s Office, A&R division, National Marketing and Promotions along with head office artwork and historical records collected for the label’s 50th Anniversary are available to the public and subject to certain restrictions.

The ongoing archival acquisition is supported by a large-scale digital migration project for the extensive audiovisual records contained in the archive. For this project, the University of Calgary has built an on-site digital migration studio for the purpose of migrating analog and digital media formats, including many obsolete professional and consumer formats, to digital preservation packages at the highest levels of industry standards. Digitally migrated audiovisual records will be available on the University of Calgary’s Digital Collections portal starting February 29, 2024 ( Detailed finding aids, scope notes, extent and series descriptions can be found at under a keyword search for EMI Music Canada fonds.