Veteran music manager and A&R consultant Steven Melrose has been appointed VP, A&R labels for North America, U.K. and Ireland. Nick Gatfield, EMI's president of A&R labels, recruited Melrose, who will be based in Los Angeles.

Melrose, who is from Edinburgh, has stepped down from his role at his company Leftwing LLC, a Hollywood-based music firm that covers management, publishing, artist development and the label Retone Records.

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