EMI Reorganizes Executive Hierarchy
November 7, 2008 at 12:38 PM (PT)
EMI MUSIC CEO ELIO LEONI-SCETI has streamlined leadership of the company’s three newly-established global business units: New Music, Catalogue and Music Services. He will oversee the New Music unit as its President.
The Creative leadership reporting to him will be NICK GATFIELD, Pres./A&R - NORTH AMERICA, the UK & IRELAND; and BILLY MANN, Pres./A&R - International and of global artist management. Commercial leadership will be headed up by New Music COO DOUGLAS MERRILL, who will continue his current duties as EMI MUSIC’s Pres./Digital.
EMI MUSIC’s Catalogue unit will be headed by newly-appointed Pres. ERNESTO SCHMITT, who will join the music group in December. The new Music Services unit will be headed by Pres. RONN WERRE, who will focus on driving additional revenues in areas including sales, music licensing & synchronization, brand partnership and sponsorship.
"I am delighted to confirm the new company structure and these senior appointments who will help us build a global EMI team and focus on delivering value to artists, consumers and business partners," LEONI-SCETI said.