KPM Musichouse

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KPM Musichouse is a company which provides library music, formed by the merger of KPM (the initials of Keith-Prowse-Maurice, which was then a division of EMI) and Musichouse (a company which EMI acquired in 1997).[1]


The origins of the firm lie in the Keith, Prowse & Co partnership dating back to 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. [2] These include the theme tunes for Mastermind, All Creatures Great and Small, 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 rebranded to EMI Production Music in 2011.[3] EMI, the former multinational, no longer exists. EMI Production Music is now part of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.[4]


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  2. ^ "The lost geniuses of library music". The Guardian. London. 
  3. ^ "Company History". EMI Production Music. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "EMI Production Music", The Knowledge

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