EMI Canada Archive

In 2016, the University of Calgary received a massive and high interesting gift from Universal Music Canada: the EMI Music Canada Archives, a phenomenal collection of all sorts of documents related to over half a century of Music Industry in Canada and around the world.

In addition to the EMI Archive gift, Universal Music Canada provides substantial funding for a number of years so the University can preserve and manage the impressive collection decently.

Canada’s National Music Center (NMC) and the University of Calgary set up a cooperation to provide opportunities for international audiences and the public in general for the conservation and celebration of music in Canada through various educational programs and exhibitions that are highlighting the EMI archive at Studio Bell, the new NMC facility.

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University of Calgary gets EMI Music Canada Archive

On March 31, 2016, the University of Calgary received a great donation: Universal Music Canada (UMC) donated the entire archive of the historically important music label EMI Music Canada to the University. The school’s partnership with Canada’s National Music Center guarantees that the archive will be publicly accessible for the celebration and education of music.

Universal Music Canada (UMC) donated the EMI Music Canada’s archive to the Libraries and Cultural Resources Center f the University. The University partnered with NMC (the
National Music Center) that played a crucial role in bringing the important archive to Calgary by connecting the University with UMC.

Universal Music Canada got hold of the EMI archive in 2012 when Universal Music Group acquired EMI Music. Thanks to this impressive gift, these historically important files, documents, and music recordings will be available to the public. EMI Canada was the label that represented top-notch Canadian artists for over half a century and distributed internationally renown artists across North America.

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