EMI Music U.K. and Ireland director of communications Cathy Cremer, a company stalwart with 16 years' service, will exit at the end of February.

In future, EMI Music U.K.'s corporate communications function will report to Amanda Conroy, EMI Group's senior VP of corporate communications. Its artist relations team will report to Caryn Tomlinson, EMI Music's senior VP of artist relations.

"We thank Cathy for her great contribution to EMI," Conroy said in a statement issued today. "She has decided she wants to take a break and we wish her every success and happiness in the future."