EMI Production Music

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EMI Production Music
Founded1780; 241 years ago (1780)
HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
ParentSony Music Publishing

EMI Production Music is a company that provides library music that was originally known as "KPM Musichouse"; formed by the merger of KPM (the initials of Keith-Prowse-Maurice, which was then a division of EMI) and Musichouse (a company that EMI acquired in 1997).


The firm's origins date back to the Keith, Prowse & Co partnership established in 1830. KPM's music library has been utilised in many films and television programmes worldwide.

The music written by KPM's composers was intended for use as signature tunes or incidental music in film and television.[1] These include the theme tunes for Mastermind, All Creatures Great and Small, The Avengers, Animal Magic, This Is Your Life, Dave Allen at Large, Superstars, Grandstand, Rugby Special and ITV News At Ten.

In the United States, KPM is represented by APM Music.

KPM Musichouse was rebranded as EMI Production Music in 2011[2] and is now part of Sony Music Publishing.[3] In January 2019, KPM's production library was fully digitized and became available for streaming online.[4]


  1. ^ "The lost geniuses of library music". The Guardian. London.
  2. ^ "Company History". EMI Production Music. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ "EMI Production Music", The Knowledge
  4. ^ Sanchez, Daniel (16 January 2019). "Sony/ATV's EMI Completely Digitizes the Iconic KPM Music Library". Digitalmusicnews.com. Retrieved 3 September 2020.

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