Answered By: Mary Grant
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2016     Views: 17

Universal Music Canada (UMC) has donated the archive of EMI Music Canada to the university’s Libraries and Cultural Resources. The University of Calgary has also partnered with the National Music Centre (NMC), which played a leading role in bringing this archive to the city by connecting UMC with the university.

The collection consists of 5,500 boxes containing more than 18,000 video recordings, 21,000 audio recordings and more than two million documents and photographs. The archive includes master recordings, publicity photos, demo tapes, album cover art, creative outlines for music videos, marketing plans, awards, drafts of song lyrics and correspondence between artists, producers, engineers and EMI Music Canada executives.

Students, researchers and music fans in Calgary and around the world will have access to documentation of more than half a century of contemporary music spanning a variety of genres including folk, jazz, classical, country, pop, rock and heavy metal.

Please explore ucalgary.ca/emi to browse the collection as it becomes available, explore featured artists of view additional information.