EMI Ups Bassetti To Senior VP

Exec to handle industry, gov't, legal affairs worldwide.

EMI Music has promoted Victoria Bassetti to senior VP of industry and government affairs, worldwide. She was VP of legal and public policy, North America.

Bassetti, who joined EMI last year, will continue to advise the company on government, regulatory and industry matters. She will now also oversee activities involving trade associations and industry bodies on a global basis, work with senior management to forge stronger relationships with policymakers on issues affecting EMI and its artists, and manage anti-piracy initiatives in North America.

Based in New York, Bassetti reports to EMI Music chairman Alain Levy and vice chairman David Munns.

Before joining EMI, Bassetti held key posts with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. From 1999-2000 she served as legislative director for Sen. John Edwards, D.-N.C.