Guy Hands

  1. Yorke Addresses EMI Renegotiation Report

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has responded to a report that his band demanded an exorbitant advance from EMI for its next album as well as control of its back catalog, before ultimately deciding not to re-sign with the company. The Times of Londo ...

  2. EMI COO Hanson Departs

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ian Hanson is stepping down as EMI Group COO with immediate effect, the music major said today. Hanson was promoted in January to COO from EMI Music senior VP, chairman's office, reporting to then-EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli. Nicoli was ousted ...

  3. Hands Demands Trade Body Change

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Guy Hands is calling into question the necessity of trade bodies the IFPI, RIAA and BPI, Billboard.biz understands. Hands, chairman of EMI Group and CEO of Terra Firma, the equity firm which now owns EMI, is understood to have sent a damning lette ...

  4. Claper, Mann Join EMI

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group is strengthening its investor board with the recruitment of Mike Clasper and Billy Mann. Clasper, former CEO of airports group BAA plc, will advise on and review the development of EMI's global manufacturing, logistics and sales ope ...

  5. Hands Rebuilds EMI Team With Hodgkinson Appointment

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group chairman Guy Hands has recruited Mark Hodgkinson, former CEO of personal finance firm Virgin Money, to the London-based major's investor and music management boards. With immediate effect, Hodgkinson becomes EMI Music consumer devel ...

  6. Leaked Memo Reveals EMI's Digital Strategy

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI's new top executive, Terra Firma's Guy Hands, told staff in a leaked memo that record labels have to get more creative with digital opportunities and rely less on CD sales if they are to survive. "Rather than embracing digitalis ...

  7. Terra Firma Chief: No Plans To Sell EMI Music

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Terra Firma chief executive Guy Hands said Friday the private equity venture had no plans to sell its ailing recorded music division, despite how badly the company had been run. EMI, which parted company with former CEO Eric Nicoli and finance dir ...

  8. Former BBC Chief Takes EMI Role

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former BBC director general John Birt has joined the supervisory board of EMI Group, with immediate effect. The board is chaired by Guy Hands, CEO of the music major's new owners, the Terra Firma equity house. In a statement issued today, Ter ...

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