In 1967, even as moving their pop and rock song roster to Columbia and Parlophone, EMI converted HMV completely to a classical song label exclusively. For the emerging revolutionary rock style consisting of Pink Floyd, who had debuted on Columbia, EMI mounted a brand new subsidiary label, Harvest Records, years later.
In 1971, Electric & Musical Industries changed its call to EMI Ltd. And on 1 January 1973 EMI phased out most of its background labels and changing them with the EMI imprint. On 1 July 1973 the Gramophone Company subsidiary (The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) changed into renamed EMI Records Ltd as nicely, and in February 1979, EMI Ltd acquired United Artists Records and with it their subsidiary labels Liberty Records and Imperial Records.
Eight months later, Thorn Electrical Industries merged with EMI Ltd. To shape Thorn EMI.
Ten years later in 1989, Thorn EMI sold a 50% interest in Chrysalis Records, finishing the buyout years later. Six months after completing the buyout of Chrysalis, Thorn EMI bought Virgin Records from Richard Branson in one of its highest-profile and maximum high-priced acquisitions in record music records. In 1992, Thorn EMI entered the Christian song marketplace through obtaining Sparrow Records.