Ames to head EMI Music North America


EMI has named former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Roger Ames head of EMI Music North America. Ames will have offices in New York and Los Angeles and report to EMI CEO Eric Nicoli. He has been serving as a senior adviser to the company for more than a year.

The North American label heads including Capitol Music Group head Jason Flom will report into Ames, as will EMI Music Marketing topper Ron Werre.

In a related move, Ivan Gavin is exiting his role as EMI Music COO. The company does not plan to name a replacement, a source close to the company says.