New Roles For Lundvall, Ralfini At Blue Note/Manhattan
January 7, 2010 at 9:21 AM (PT)
EMI MUSIC has made key appointments at its jazz and adult pop labels in the U.S. BRUCE LUNDVALL, who has been at the helm of BLUE NOTE for the past 25 years, is appointed Chairman Emeritus of the storied jazz label, where he will continue to play an A&R and product development role. Industry veteran IAN RALFINI, who has been GM/SVP of EMI’s MANHATTAN RECORDS since 2001, becomes President of the BLUE NOTE and MANHATTAN labels and will oversee all of their day-to-day operations, including A&R and marketing.
"It is an honor to have these inspiring, passionate and experienced music men within the EMI MUSIC family," said CEO ELIO LEONI-SCETI. "BRUCE has built the BLUE NOTE name into one of the world’s most respected brands in music, home to artists who earn both critical and commercial success. And in IAN, we have someone who has a wonderful ability to recognize and develop artistic talent, and to continue leading BLUE NOTE as a label that stands for quality globally."