The BPI has confirmed its new structure, which sees EMI Music U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Tony Wadsworth come on board and chairman Peter Jamieson exit.

As tipped in, Wadsworth becomes chairman in the trade body's re-jigged executive structure, with effect from March 1. At the same time, Geoff Taylor will become BPI CEO. Taylor is currently general counsel of the IFPI, a role he has previously held for the BPI.

The structure will mirror the BPI's configuration prior to Jamieson's arrival in October 2002, when the organization was led by a part-time chairman and a full-time director general.

Explaining the changes, Wadsworth comments, "In the context of the rapidly changing music market place, we feel it is important that the BPI Council -- representing all its members -- should be more closely involved in directing and driving the organization and its policies." He adds, "We thank Peter for the experience, enthusiasm and dedication he has brought to the role."

Jamieson is to step aside at the end of February, bringing to an end his four-year tenure at the London-based organization. In a statement issued today, (Jan. 15), the BPI says Jamieson is involved in ongoing talks to retain his services with the trade body on unspecified projects. Jamieson will oversee the Feb. 14 Brit Awards in the role as Brits co-chair.