Douglas Merrill, Google's former chief information officer who jumped to EMI Music not quite a year ago, has resigned as chief of the label's digital unit.
Merrill was hired by Guy Hands, the founder of private equity firm, Terra Firma, and parent company of EMI. Merrill's departure comes less than a week after Hands announced he would give up everyday control of Terra Firma. EMI said in a press release little more than Merrill had stepped down. I spoke to Merrill's wife, Sonya, by phone and she said Merrill didn't wish to comment.
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