EMI ups Collen to marketing VP

Exec responsible for Capitol repertoire worldwide

LONDON — Brit music major EMI has upped Mark Collen to the post of senior vice president, global marketing, EMI Recorded Music.

Collen, who has been managing director of EMI’s Chrysalis label for the past four years, will oversee the marketing of Capitol’s product worldwide. He will work opposite Matthieu Lauriot Prevost, marketing VP for EMI’s other main imprint, Virgin.

Collen replaces Tony Harlow, who was appointed to the same position in April but is now unable to take it up for personal reasons.

David Munns, vice chairman of EMI Recorded Music, said: “This is a key role in our new marketing system and Mark has the ideal combination of experience, knowledge and background to fill it.”

Collen will continue to run Chrysalis until a replacement is found.