Conroy is vice-president for EMI communications

Record company EMI Group, which last month announced plans to merge with Warner Music, has appointed Amanda Conroy as vice-president of corporate communications.

Record company EMI Group, which last month announced plans to merge

with Warner Music, has appointed Amanda Conroy as vice-president of

corporate communications.



She joins from Universal Music International, where she held the same

position and succeeds Jason Crisp, who has left EMI ’to pursue other

opportunities’.



Conroy leads a team of five working on EMI Group’s corporate

communications.



Her remit includes media and investor relations, reporting to chairman

Eric Nicoli.



Conroy oversaw international communications for Polygram when it was

acquired by UMI’s holding company Seagram in 1998, and also for the

subsequent integration of the two businesses. The EMI Group and Warner

Music announced last month that they would put their music assets into a

joint venture in a deal said to be worth more than pounds 12

billion.



The EMI Group comprises: EMI Recorded Music, including the EMI and

Virgin record labels; and a stake in the HMV Media Group. EMI recording

artists include Robbie Williams and Tina Turner.



Nicoli said: ’Conroy has extensive experience of the music industry,

which will prove invaluable as we integrate our music business with

Warner and drive the Group forward.’



A successor has not yet been appointed at Universal, but an announcement

will be made in due course. Richard O’Brien has assumed her

responsibilities in the interim.



The EMI Group comprises of EMI Recorded Music, including the EMI and

Virgin record labels; and a stake in the HMV Media Group. EMI recording

artists include Robbie Williams, the Beatles and Tina Turner.



The Group retains financial PR agency Brunswick.



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