Elena Segal will head up the new department.
To better manage its relationships with music publishers, Apple has launched a new music publishing division that will be led by longtime legal and licensing specialist Elena Segal, an Apple rep tells Billboard.
Previously the legal director of iTunes International, Segal's new title is Global Director of Music Publishing for Apple Music.
Segal's new publishing team will be made up of several divisions dedicated to operations, commercial, publisher relations and A&R. Segal will split time between the U.K. and the U.S. Apple is not planning to start acting as a music publisher itself, the rep tells Billboard.