1. Business Matters: Former EMI Exec Says File-Sharers Are Good Customers

    July 26, 2011 2:56 PM EDT Ex-EMI Exec Says File-Sharers Purchase Music; Will Targeting Broadband Users Hurt Sales? -- Former EMI executive Douglas Merrill has reiterated what many studies and surveys over the years have showed: file-sharers are also good music customers. M ...

  2. EMI: A Look Back At The Guy Hands Era

    February 02, 2011 6:09 AM EST Citigroup's takeover of EMI finally brings to an end Terra Firma's incredible three-and-a-half year ownership. Purchased for £4 billion ($6.3 billion) in May 2007 at the height of the credit market, EMI turned out to be a disastrous inve ...

  3. EMI Executive VP of Digital To Exit Company

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Billboard has learned that EMI executive VP of digital marketing Cory Ondrejka is leaving the company. Ondrejka is the second high-profile digital executive to leave EMI after having been recruited away from the technology industry. Former Google CIO ...

  4. Another Digital Exec Departs EMI

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Morvan Boury has quietly left EMI just months after his October 2008 appointment as Europe, Middle East and Africa VP marketing services and digital business development, a position newly created by EMI Group. It follows the departure last month of Do ...

  5. EMI Digital Chief To Leave After Less Than A Year

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music said on Monday its president of digital music, Douglas Merrill, the ex-Google Inc executive who joined less than a year ago, is leaving the company as his unit is being integrated into its main operations. Merrill's arrival at the s ...

  6. Billboard Q&A: Top EMI Music Execs Talk

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Billboard arrived at EMI's famed Capitol Tower in Hollywood to interview new recorded music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti, we got a surprise: joining Leoni-Sceti were president of A&R for North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland Nick Gat ...

  7. EMI Names Piibe Global Head Of Digital Business Dev

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark Piibe has been upped to global head of digital business development for EMI Music. He will continue to work from the New York office and will report to Douglas Merrill, president of digital business for the company. Most recently, Piibe was s ...

  8. Second Life Co-Founder Starts New Life With EMI

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has hired Cory Ondrejka, co-founder of Linden Lab, creator of the Second Life virtual world, to push forward the music company's digital strategy. Ondrejka, who will be based in L.A., is tasked with drive innovation around new reven ...

  9. Billboard Q&A: President Of Digital Business For EMI, Douglas Merrill

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The appointment of former Google chief information officer Douglas Merrill to president of EMI's digital business is certainly one of the more innovative executive moves made by a major label in recent memory. Merrill -- an outsider to the mu ...

  10. Google's Merrill Takes EMI Digital Music Role

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has confirmed the appointment of Google executive Douglas Merrill to spearhead its digital music activities. Merrill joins the music major in the new role as president, digital business, EMI Music, with effect from April 28. The post, ac ...