emi [12%] ranks just 4th world wide after universal [30%] sony [27%] warner [20%] with all others adding up to only [11%] based on a 2010 nielsen soundscan market share analysis of the record industry. the report summarized by businesswire finds that album sales were down while digital download sales reached a new high.
try emi wikipedia for an encyclopedic version of the emi records story.
“valleylist” thanks kurzweil music systems for inspiring the compendium of electronic music“. synthesizers and digital instruments contributed enormously to the music business as well as to the artistic and creative side of the music industry. additional early electronic successes include erasure daft punk prodigy laurie anderson giorgio moroder duran duran and bjork. leave out pink floyd king crimson and other great sounding hard rock bands that really worked the keyboard side of music like emerson lake and palmer or electric light orchestra.
“valleylist” compendium of electronic music on myspace.
apple wants to know “what’s the difference between an electronic music synthesizer and a digital recording studio”?
conceptually the perfect synthesizer product is a kurzweil multi-function synthesizer with a built-in “expresso machine” digital recording studio and inputs for voice and the standard electronic instruments. probably too much in one box.
who wants to put the keyboard player in charge of everything anyway.
the beatles pop music innovators and the top selling music artists of all time are the “valleylist” avatar this week. the “beatles rough guide” claims that the beatles have set an unbreakable record in music history for having all 5 top singles slots and 8 other songs in the top 100 during the same week – - april 4 1964. unbreakable and unmatchable. here they are. 1.twist and shout 2.can’t buy me love 3.she loves you 4.i want to hold your hand 5.please please me. in the top 100 that same week “do you want to know a secret” “from me to you” “thank you girl” “roll over beethoven” “all my loving” “love me do” and “you and can’t do that”.
“yesterday” is the most recorded song in music history. 2500 versions on the market. broadcast 7 million times.
the beatles recorded 3 of the top 10 most popular albums of all time. “revolver” “meet the beatles 1965″ and “meet the beatles 1967″. paul mccartney himself owns the #8 slot for top grossing concert tour of all time.
wikipedia also puts the beatles on top. the beatles are the top selling artists of all time. way up there [yet not number 1] you’ll also find elvis presley michael jackson madonna elton john led zepplin queen and abba.
their last public performance was on the roof of abbey road studios january 30 1969.
the beatles last ever concert was august 29 1966 at san francisco’s candlestick park.
[emi albums and artists rank ordered by importance]
3.‘pet sounds’ (beach boys)
4.’a rush of blood to the head’ (coldplay)
5.‘birth of the cool’ (miles davis)
6.‘come away with me’ (norah jones)
7.‘dark side of the moon’ (pink floyd)
8.‘ok computer’ (radiohead)
9.‘songs for swingin’ lovers’ (frank sinatra)
10.emi streams first complete album over the internet ‘mezzanine’ by massive attack
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