Former EMI exec to o'see media relations, special events

CANNES — Dawn Bridges, EMI’s senior VP of corporate communications in the U.S., has ankled her post to take up the same position in the New York office of Warner Music, overseeing the group’s media relations, special events, philanthropic activities and corporate contributions.

Exec, who will also act as communications liaison to parent AOL Time Warner, reports directly to Warner Music topper Roger Ames. Bridges and Ames worked together at PolyGram before the company was purchased by Seagram in 1998. Bridges was at Polygram for 10 years. She joined EMI in 1999.

“Dawn was a key member of the team during my years at Polygram, so I’m delighted to be working with her once again,” Ames said in a statement.

Amanda Conroy, EMI’s current head of communications in London, was tapped by EMI chairman Eric Nicoli to take up Bridges’ North American duties as well. It was unclear, however, whether the job will fall to someone else if the planned merger of EMI and Bertelsmann unit BMG Entertainment is consummated.

Keith Estabrook, BMG’s current chief of communications in the U.S., declined to comment.

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