Joins office of the chairman.

Phil Quartararo joined the office of the chairman at EMI Music North America, expanding his role as its executive VP. Quartararo will report to chairman/CEO David Munns and will oversee EMI's North American label business.

Quartararo, who was president/CEO of EMI's Virgin Records America and later president of Warner Bros. Records, rejoined EMI in 2002 as executive VP of EMI Music North America. He later assumed the title of president of EMI Music Marketing.

Quartararo, in his new role, will also work with Munns to spearhead strategic initiatives while continuing to oversee EMI Music Marketing's special marketing and strategic marketing units.

In related news, Ronn Werre will become president of EMI Music Marketing sales and distribution. Werre is currently senior VP of EMM sales and catalog marketing and will report to Ivan Gavin, COO of EMI Music North America. Werre will oversee sales, catalog marketing and distribution and will continue to be based in EMI's offices in Hollywood.