EMI Music Services appoints Dominic Pandiscia as EVP

MUMBAI: EMI Music has appointed Dominic Pandiscia to oversee its sales and commercial development team in North America in the newly-expanded role of executive vice president EMI Music Services.

From his base in New York, Pandiscia will drive EMI Music’s commercial relationships in the US, Canada and Mexico and will continue to report directly to Ronn Werre, the company’s President of Music Services worldwide and COO for North America. He will also continue to work closely with EMI Music’s North American President Colin Finkelstein.

Pandiscia will also oversee EMI Music’s growing number of new and non-traditional revenue streams in North America. This includes working with its physical and digital retail partners to offer EMI’s retail licensed merchandise capabilities (the company recently acquired Loudclothing.com in December), growing the services and revenue streams it offers to artists and expanding the number of ways it can offer music fans more products, services and music experiences.

“Dominic has a deep understanding of every area of the music industry and has great relationships with our commercial partners and the artist management community from his 20 years leading sales at Capitol and Virgin. He also has great instincts for how to respond to a changing industry, and has demonstrated his leadership and strategic thinking by very quickly building EMI Label Services from scratch and making it a success. I am confident that his ability to respond to this dynamic marketplace will help EMI become even more effective in building artists’ careers and in helping our commercial partners connect fans with artists,” said Werre.

“I’m really excited about this new role, and to work to expand and further the vision of what EMI Music Services offers to both the artistic community and to our trading partners. It’s a good time to be here: we’re delivering big chart success for both our amazing roster artists and independents, and driving big results for a growing array of existing and new commercial partners,” said Pandiscia.

Pandisica will continue to oversee EMI Label Services and Caroline Distribution, the company’s very successful third party artist and label unit. EMI Label Services offers a flexible, full-service alternative for independent artists and labels, recently helped Slash debut his first solo album at #3 in the US and was behind successful releases from Peter Gabriel, Raekwon and Twista, among others.

Darren Stupak, who had been overseeing EMI Music’s sales team, is leaving the company.