In the second week of its ownership stake in EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV has begun integrating the EMI staff into the Sony/ATV structure. As part of that, Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman & CEO Martin Bandier announced his executive team for North America and corporate:
Executive VP and CFO Joe Puzio, oversees global finance, global administration, human resources and global information technology; executive VP of business and legal affairs Peter Brodsky, oversees business and legal; senior VP of business development John Pires, oversees business development and deal modeling; VP of communications and project management Jimmy Asci, will oversee global corporate communications and special projects; VP and CIO Bill Starke oversees global information technology; co-president Danny Strick, who ovesees East Coast creative operations, US Latin operations and Nashville operations; and executie VP of commercial music Brian Monaco who oversees all music licensing for commercials and merchandise. All of the above are based in New York, and all report to Bandier except for Starke, who reports to Puzio.
In Los Angeles, co-president Jody Gerson overseas West Coast creative operations and the film and television department; while VPs of film and television licensing Wende Crowley and Esther Friedman, jointly oversee all music licensing for film, television and games. The latter two report to Gerson, who reports to Bandier.
In Toronto, Sony/ATV Canada managing director Gary Furniss oversees Canadian operations; while in Nashville Sony/ATV Nashville president and CEO Troy Tomlinson overseas creative operations, legal affairs and business development; in Miami, Jorge Mejia is senior VP of Latin America and U.S. Latin; and in Santa Monica, Calif., Russell Emanuel is president and CEO of Extreme Music, Sony/ATV’s production music division.
Furniss and Emanuel report to Bandier, while Tomlinson and Mejia report to Strick, with Mejia also reporting to Sony/ATV International president Rob Wiesenthal.
Of the above executives, Monaco comes from EMI Music Publishing while the remainder were at Sony/ATV.
Earlier today, Billboard.biz reported that so far 30-40 people at had been let go as part of the rationalization of putting together two staffs to creat one company.
More appointements on the international front are expected in the next week.
In the meantime, in addition to having one staff, which will run the two music portfolios as one — even as they remained legally and financially seperate — all future signings will be jointly signed to both Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing, according to sources familiar with the situation.