EMI Music has appointed Shabs Jobanputra to the position of president of Virgin Records U.K. He will report to Nick Gatfield, EMI's president of new music for North America and the U.K./Ireland.

Jobanputra was the co-founder and managing director of EMI's joint venture label Relentless, which began as an independent in 1999. He has worked with acts including Daniel Bedingfield, So Solid Crew and - since Relentless came under the EMI fold in 2003 - Joss Stone, K.T. Tunstall, Seth Lakeman and Cage the Elephant.

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