Italian collecting society SIAE has appointed Gaetano Blandini as its new director-general.

The appointment was made following a meeting of the organization's governing body in Rome on Oct. 26.

Blandini, 47, was previously the director of cinema at the Italian Cultural Heritage ministry. He replaces Domenico Caridi, whose two-year mandate expired on Oct. 8.

Caridi left the organization following a meeting of the governing body at the start of the month (Billboard.biz, Oct.

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