Chrysalis Group

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This article is about the UK company. For the Virginian spiritual group, see Chrysalis Institute.

Chrysalis Group (LSECHS) is a UK media company. It was founded by Chris Wright, who remains chairman and was listed the 1,000th richest person in the UK in The Times Rich List 2009. Previously having interests in television, books and radio, Chrysalis now operates a focused, independent music company, in the areas of music publishing, music recording, artist management and entertainment product distribution. Chrysalis agreed to be acquired by BMG Rights Management in September 2010.

The music branch includes The Hit Label, Echo and Papillon Records.

The company used to own Chrysalis Records, but sold it to EMI in 1991; the record label was later bought by Warner Music Group from Universal Music Group when UMG absorbed EMI in 2012. They also sold the Chrysalis Books Group to Anova Books in 2005, including the imprints Batsford and Robson Books. The television arm was sold to All3Media in 2003. In 2007 Chrysalis Radio was sold for £170 million to Global Radio.

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