Michael McCarty, president of EMI Music Publishing Canada, has announced he is resigning and has accepted another job in the Canadian publishing industry.

McCarty, who had been with EMI and its predecessors, SBK and CBS Songs, for 23 years, made the announcement to staff yesterday (July 2). Industry sources said EMI Music Publishing had been aware of the move for the past month.

"It was not an easy decision," McCarty wrote in an e-mail to staff.

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