Italian record labels' trade association Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) elected Enzo Mazza as its new president during an assembly May 31 in Milan.

Italian record labels' trade association Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) elected Enzo Mazza as its new president during an assembly May 31 in Milan.

Mazza, who was FIMI director general since 1998, succeeds lawyer Alberto Pojaghi, who had been FIMI president since 1999.

Warner Music Italy president/CEO Massimo Giuliano was elected VP. He succeeds Nar International president Mario Limongelli, who in May joined representatives from 80 independent label members in resigning from FIMI to form a new body.

Mazza, Giuliano and Pojaghi will form part of the new FIMI governing body, alongside Mario Allione, GM of FMA Music; Beppe Ciaraldi, GM of EMI Music Italy; Franco Cabrini, president/CEO of Sony Music/BMG Ricordi Italy and Piero La Falce, president/CEO of Universal Music Italy.

Mazza will continue the daily administrative duties that he performed as director general. The president's term is for three years, and he may hold the office for a maximum of two terms.

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