EMI: No Comment On New Mestel Talk

EMI would not comment on fresh reports that Larry Mestel will take the role of GM for Virgin Records, reporting to Virgin chairman Matt Serletic.

EMI would not comment on fresh reports that Larry Mestel will take the role of GM for Virgin Records, reporting to Virgin chairman Matt Serletic. As tipped here last month, Mestel would join Virgin from Arista, where he is executive VP/GM.

Meanwhile, an EMI spokesperson would not confirm continued talk that Virgin president/COO Roy Lott is leaving his post. "[Lott] is still an employee of Virgin; his status has not changed," says the spokesperson.

Sources said last month that Lott had not been seen in the Virgin offices for some time.
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