EMI appoints Channon to first head of media role

LONDON - EMI Music Publishing has appointed Jonathan Channon to the newly created role of senior vice-president of media and business development.

Channon's role will be to market EMI's range of music rights, which includes artists such as Robbie Williams, James Blunt and Phil Collins, to advertisers and film companies.

The move is part of a restructure instigated by Guy Moot, the managing director of EMI Music Publishing. Channon was previously senior vice-president for film, TV and media.

Moot said: "Jonathan is developing opportunities to diversify our income stream, including looking at ways to market the lyric in a non-traditional form, as a separate entity from the song."

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