EMI Music Australasia has completed a restructure of its A&R, marketing and new channel, synchronization & licensing departments.
Its new chairman Mark Poston, who took over from John O’Donnell on Sept. 11, last month upped head of A&R Craig Hawker to VP of A&R labels, while head of Capitol Karen Tinman became director of consumer marketing. At the same time, Roddy Campbell was named director of new channel development.
As a follow-up, Poston announced that A&R representative Glenn Dickie has been upped to A&R manager. Dickie reports to Poston. Mark Holland’s part-time role as A&R representative becomes full-time after two years, reporting to Hawker.
Lisa Spunner, Brett Morgan, Craig May and Tara Carter become consumer marketing managers. Liz O’Rourke, project manager for U.K. indie label Domino Records in Australia, continues to report to Domino Records U.K. Emma Salmon becomes artist relations manager, Leah Campbell is consumer marketing coordinator, Lee Evans is named promotions & consumer marketing coordinator and Kara Mukerjee is online projects coordinator.
In the new channel, synchronization & licensing division, Kellee Quinn joins as manager of new channel development. Vanessa Pickens is promoted to the newly-created role of global account manager to maximise digital accounts including Apple, Telstra, Hutchison, Nokia, Optus and Vodafone. Liesl Fitzpatrick is upped from music licensing coordinator to manager, synchronisation and licensing.
Poston, in a statement, said, “Apparently some people have been saying that EMI Australia has been in some kind of ‘crisis.’ It’s news to us…” He added: “We’ve scored 23 ARIA nominations [for the Australian Recording Industry Association music awards in Sydney on Oct. 19], and hit our highest radio and digital shares in some time. We’ve never been more focused about getting on with the business of delivering great music to the people.”