EMI Televisa President Exits

Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, president of EMI's U.S. Latin label EMI Televisa, is leaving the company, EMI announced. Diana Rodriguez, most recently EMI's VP of Latin repertoire, has been appointed senior VP of EMI's U.S. Latin operation. Based in Los Angeles, Rodriguez reports to Billy Mann, president of new music, international as well as global artist management for EMI Music. Rodriguez also has reporting responsibilities to Colin Finkelstein, regional president for EMI Music in North America.

With Lopez-Negrete's departure, Rodriguez becomes EMI's most senior executive for U.S. Latin. Lopez-Negrete's immediate plans could not be determined at press time.

Rodriguez joined EMI in 2002, and has since led the marketing teams behind such artists as Juan Luis Guerra, RBD and Flex, among many others.

In a concurrent announcement, Jorge Chiwo has been appointed marketing director for EMI Music Mexico, reporting to EMI Music Mexico president and head of Spanish-language repertoire for Latin America, Camilo Lara. Chiwo had previously overseen marketing at Televisa EMI, the label's joint venture in Mexico with broadcasting giant Televisa.

EMI's U.S. Latin label has also been referred to internally as Capitol Latin since its move from Miami to Los Angeles, but its partnership with Televisa is still in place.