Jeff Kempler Named COO/A&R Labels At EMI
August 29, 2008 at 7:07 AM (PT)
JEFF KEMPLER has been appointed to the newly created position of COO/A&R Labels -- NORTH AMERICA, UK & IRELAND at EMI MUSIC. He reports to NICK GATFIELD who joined EMI MUSIC last month as Pres./A&R Labels -- NORTH AMERICA, UK & IRELAND.
"JEFF has proven music business acumen and strong leadership skills, and he will be an excellent asset for our artists, our team and me," said GATFIELD. "His relationships, experience, strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities will be extremely valuable to us as we build EMI’s A&R activity."
"EMI is reinventing the major label model and I am excited to be part of the company’s efforts to transform the business," said KEMPLER. "I look forward to working closely with NICK and all my colleagues at EMI to offer artists the best services in the world and to enable EMI to become the industry’s most artist-friendly and consumer-focused music company."