Dan McCarroll promoted from senior director.

EMI Music Publishing has promoted Dan McCarroll to VP of creative, West Coast. He was previously senior director of creative.

During his three years with EMI, McCarroll has signed such songwriter/artists as Death Cab For Cutie, Butch Walker, The Academy Is, Aslyn and Steve McEwan.

Prior to joining EMI, McCarroll was head of A&R for Lars Ulrich’s Music Company at Elektra Records for five years. He also spent many years touring and recording as a session drummer with artists such as Sheryl Crow, Aimee Mann, the Grays, Pete Droge, Lloyd Cole, Susannah Hoffs and Michael Penn.

McCarroll is based in Los Angeles and will continue reporting to executive VP Jody Gerson.