understands that Sony Music Italy president and CEO Rudy Zerbi has resigned and is expected to leave the company's Milan headquarters at the end of the month.

Zerbi, who had been with Sony for 16 years, took over the major in 2008, following the retirement of industry veteran Franco Cabrini.

Industry insiders believe that he will be succeeded by former Sony Music employee Andrea Rosi, who currently works for the Milan-based concert promotion agency F&P.

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