January 2008
People Management;1/24/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p12
The article reports that singer Robbie Williams is among leading artists in dispute with music group EMI after they announced 2,000 job cuts. Williams has threatened to withhold his latest album over the restructuring at EMI, which was taken over last year by private equity firm Terra Firma. The cuts are concentrated in the recorded music division of the company, which is unprofitable compared with the millions made by the back catalogue of EMI.


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