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Reid takes dual role after Conroy's BPI exit

WEA London managing director John Reid has stepped up to become a full member of the BPI council, following last month's departure of Paul Conroy.

Reid, who was previously a co-opted member without voting rights, was elevated at last Wednesday's council meeting as a temporary measure ahead of the BPI AGM on July 3. BPI director general Andrew Yeates says this revives the balance of six major and indie representatives, although there is the option of reducing this to five apiece at the AGM.

Yeates adds that the council is now looking to appoint another co-opted major member. Meanwhile, on the PR committee, Reid takes over as chairman from Conroy, who was forced to quit his BPI roles after losing his Virgin Records post.

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