EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office in Munich in the next few weeks. EMI confirmed on Tuesday that a total of 60 jobs would be lost in Germany as a result of its restructuring activities, i

EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office in Munich in the next few weeks. EMI confirmed on Tuesday that a total of 60 jobs would be lost in Germany as a result of its restructuring activities, involving both the Munich office and the company's Cologne headquarters. Following the layoffs, EMI will have 190 employees in the country. A spokeswoman declined to comment on how many artists would be shed.

Virgin will be combined with Berlin labels Mute and Labels Music Germany. All three labels will be managed by Tina Funk, previously managing director of Mute and Labels. Georg Stoeckl, who was MD of Virgin, has exited.

Sylvia Kollek, MD of Capitol in Cologne, will take additional responsibility for EMI's classics and jazz operations. Dirk Ewald, who was director of sales and marketing, adds duties for catalog, compilations and special projects.

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