EMI boss Tony Wadsworth leaves label

Big changes expected for British major

EMI boss Tony Wadsworth has left the label, it has been announced today (January 9).

Wadsworth was chairman and chief executive of EMI Music UK And Ireland, and in his 26 years with the company he worked with the likes of Coldplay, Blur and Radiohead among others.

His departure follows the purchase of EMI – Britain’s only major label – by private equity group Terra Firma last year and was said to be “part of the ongoing restructuring of EMI Music“, the The Daily Telegraph reports.

Wadsworth will not be replaced and his duties will be divided up. It is anticipated by industry insiders that there will be further changes as the label restructures.

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