EMI U.K. chairman and CEO Tony Wadsworth has been appointed visiting professor at Newcastle University.

Wadsworth will attend the university several times a year to work with students from the International Centre for Music Studies and Newcastle University Business School.

During his first visit, he delivered a lecture to around 50 music and business students and provided a series of one-to-one tutorials.

"Tony's appointment builds upon the existing culture of enterprise in the School, which has developed both through the students' own enterprise activities around their bands and other performance, and through our music business degree program module," said David Clarke, professor of music in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University, in a statement.

Wadsworth studied at Newcastle from 1974-77, graduating with a degree in Economics. He joined EMI in 1982.