EMI seeks first VP for Europe and UK communications

EMI Records, the world’s third largest music company, is searching for its first vice-president of communications for Europe and the UK.

EMI Records, the world’s third largest music company, is searching

for its first vice-president of communications for Europe and the

UK.



The company has been interviewing candidates for the past two

months.



EMI declined to comment, but it is understood the new role is to manage

corporate PR for its record business, as opposed to music publishing, in

Europe.



PR for individual artists is handled separately by EMI’s roster of

record labels, which include Virgin, Chrysalis and Blue Note. Among its

signings are Garth Brooks, the Spice Girls, Radiohead and Paul

McCartney.



EMI Records’ corporate PR in the UK and Ireland is headed by Cathy

Cremer, who was made communications director in 1997. Her role will be

unaffected by the appointment.



The company is now settling down after succession problems caused by the

drawn-out departure of its chairman, Sir Colin Southgate, who decided to

relinquish his executive duties in 1997 to run the Royal Opera House.



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