EMI Records, the world’s third largest music company, is searching
for its first vice-president of communications for Europe and the
The company has been interviewing candidates for the past two
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
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
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.