ROGER FAXON BECOMES CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING
LONDON, 6 MARCH 2007 -- EMI Group is pleased to announce that Roger Faxon is
the new chairman and CEO of EMI Music Publishing. Faxon's appointment is the
culmination of the succession plan that EMI Group announced for its New
York-based publishing division in January 2005.
EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli said: "Roger is the ideal person to lead the next
stage of EMI Music Publishing's development with his strategic insight, his
digital prowess, his passion for and knowledge of music publishing and his
vision for the company. With his highly talented and creative management team
and EMI Music Publishing's outstanding roster of songwriters and catalogue, the
company is in great hands and has excellent prospects.
"We are grateful for all that Martin Bandier has contributed to EMI over the
past 17 years and wish him the very best for the future."
Last month EMI Music Publishing celebrated a record haul at the Brit awards as
its writers won six of the 12 categories - The Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse,
the Fratellis, Nelly Furtado and Take That members Jason Orange and Howard
Donald. At the Grammys three days earlier its successes included awards for
Beyonce, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, The Flaming Lips, Pharrell Williams and
For the past year Faxon has been president and co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing,
and prior to that president and COO of the division. From 2002 to January 2005
he was the chief financial officer of EMI Group. Prior to that he was executive
vice president and CFO of EMI Music Publishing for three years. He joined EMI
in 1994 as senior vice president, worldwide business development and strategy.
Between 1990 and 1994 Faxon worked at Sotheby's, including a period as CEO of
Sotheby's Europe. Throughout the 1980s he worked at a number of film and
television companies, including Tri-Star and Columbia Pictures, where his roles
included senior executive vice president of Columbia Pictures, Mount Company,
where he was a founding partner of the company whose movies included Frantic,
Bull Durham and Tequila Sunrise, and LUCASFILM Ltd where he was executive vice
president/COO, responsible for guiding the financial and operational affairs of
the company including the films Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi and
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Amanda Conroy, tel: 020 7795 7529
Richard O'Brien, tel: 020 7795 7447
at EMI Group, London.