Visited my Record Company today


Brian May: Visited my record company today 01/09/2021 –

Dear folks ….

Thought you might like to know I visited my record company today. By “MY” record company, I’m not saying I own it ! It’s the company that kindly put their faith in BACK TO THE LIGHT 2021. And how satisfying that, although the parent company is Universal, I’m now signed to the EMI label – just as Queen were, around 1970. So my album has come full circle and so in a sense has EMI.

Do you know what “EMI” stands for ?

Well, it was quite a surreal experience to sit with – and meet for the first time in person – the good young folks who are now turning the wheels of this historic company. A place where Freddie now stands in effigy beside Kanye West and Taylor Swift ! And a very nice mature-looking man introduces himself as the son of one of our favourite recording engineers in the day – a Mr Etchells, no less.

To celebrate, we had champagne and Prêt à Manger. And an excellent chat about the state of the World and the Music Business, and how Music had come through, despite the Government having totally ignored the plight of our entire community throughout the Covid Era. Yes ! It was a jolly moment !

Thanks guys for getting my album out there to an entirely new audience. It’s a thrill. EMI still Rocks !!!