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Month July 2008

EMI Music names Rob Stevenson as President, Virgin US

Proven A&R talent behind platinum selling acts including Fall Out Boy, The Killers, The Bravery, Sum 41 to drive A&R for Virgin in New York July 30, 2008 — Nick Gatfield, EMI Music’s new President, A&R, North America, UK & Ireland, has appointed Rob Stevenson to a top creative post leading EMI’s Virgin imprint in [...]

EMI’s ‘NOW’ album scales new heights

The UK’s longest-running compilation series, Now That’s What I Call Music… scales new heights with its latest release Now That’s What I Call Music 70. Official Charts Company figures released today reveal that NOW…70 is this week’s best-selling album in the UK, outselling the rest of Top 20 best-selling albums (both compilations and artist albums) [...]

Coldplay have no.1 selling album in 36 countries

Coldplay’s album Viva La Vida has to date been the No.1 selling album in 36 countries around the world, including in the US, where it held the top spot for two weeks, and in the UK where the album has been No.1 for the last four weeks. Coldplay’s previous album, the 10 million-selling X&Y, reached [...]

EMI appoints chief executive of recorded music

EMI is delighted to announce the appointment of Elio Leoni-Sceti as Chief Executive of its recorded music division, EMI Music. Mr Leoni-Sceti joins from Reckitt Benckiser, the FTSE30 consumer brand company, where he has been Executive Vice President, Europe. His stellar 16 year career with Reckitt Benckiser has seen him lead some outstanding brand successes [...]

EMI Music appoints Billy Mann as president – international A&R Labels; David Kassler becomes president – Europe/Middle East/Africa

LONDON, 4 JULY 2008 — EMI Music has appointed Billy Mann and David Kassler to the key international roles of president, A&R Labels – international, and president – Europe, Middle East and Africa, respectively. They succeed Jean-Francois Cecillon who steps down from his executive roles at the end of next week. Billy Mann, who has [...]