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Wadsworth Rumored To Be Tapped To Head Up BPI

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Rumors continue to swirl around the British recording industry's trade association, The British Phonographic Industry's leadership. Well-placed sources are reporting that Tony Wadsworth, Chairman/CEO of EMI Music Group UK/Ireland may be stepping in to take over the top spot.

If the rumors are true, Wadsworth appointment would likely signal the departure of the current chairmen Peter Jamieson. Jamieson has held the post since his appointment in 2002, when in a break in custom, he had been appointed as paid Chairman. Before that, the post had traditionally been a non-paying position.

Wadsworth has been a fixture at EMI for two decades, being closely involved with the development of a number of EMI's successful acts, including Kylie Minogue, The Gorillaz, Coldplay and Robbie Williams.

No official statement regarding the shakeup has been issued by the BPI, but one is expected soon. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers