Hedstrom cues EMI Euro biz

COO to oversee 16 regional offices

LONDON — Universal Music Intl.’s Thomas Hedstrom has been appointed chief operating officer of EMI Recorded Music Continental Europe and will take up his position May 5.

Based in London and reporting to chairman-CEO Emmanuel de Buretel, Hedstrom, currently veep of Eastern Europe at Universal Music Intl., will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of 16 regional offices including Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Presidents of EMI Germany, France, Italy and Spain will continue to report to de Buretel as will the Continental European catalog marketing, commercial and business affairs functions.

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