EMI has started a consultation process with its staff in Britain.

The music major has this week launched a reorganization, which will affect positions within EMI Group and EMI's recorded music division in the U.K.

A source close to the London-based company says that EMI Music Publishing will not be affected by redundancies.

The consultation process is a statutory requirement when large-scale job cuts are on the block, and the period is expected to take a maximum of 90 days ahead of any redundancies.

In January, EMI's new chairman Guy Hands unveiled his vision for turning around company. To deliver on his desired cost savings of up to £200 million ($400 million) a year, Hands' plans involve 1,500-2,000 jobs cut from its 4,500 global workforce, the jettisoning of hundreds of artists and the separation of A&R and business functions.

An EMI spokesperson confirmed the commencement of a consultation process, but declined to comment further.