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2008-07-08 09:00:42

By Sarah Arnott EMI chairman Guy Hands has turned to a marketing expert with no experience of the music industry to help him turn round the record company's fortunes. But can Elio Leoni-Sceti win over the artists? Sarah Arnott reports Business Analysis The appointment of a little-known Italian marketing executive to run EMI's recorded music division is the latest step in the reinvention of the beleaguered label by Guy Hands, its private equity backer. Elio Leoni-Sceti was recruited...

2008-07-08 06:00:23

AN INDUSTRY outsider was yesterday named as the new boss of private equity-owned EMI's recorded music division. Elio Leoni-Sceti, formerly European head at household goods giant Reckitt Benckiser, is the new chief executive of EMI Music. He has worked at Reckitt - whose products include Dettol, Nurofen and Finish dishwasher powder - for the past 16 years, but has never worked in the record industry. EMI's famous label's artist roster includes best-selling acts such as Coldplay, Kylie...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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