Roxio announced that the corporate functions and senior management teams of Roxio and Napster will be consolidating into Napster's offices in Los Angeles.
Roxio's Chairman and CEO Chris Gorog commented, "Since launch, Napster has quickly established itself as one of the top two leading services in digital music and it is now time that we turn our attention to a centralization of our organization after our acquisition of Pressplay last year. We believe Napster will be a very significant contributor to Roxio's future and headquartering the company in the center of the entertainment industry should prove advantageous. Roxio's digital media software division will continue to be managed by Tom Shea in our Silicon Valley offices in Santa Clara. "
As part of the re-alignment, Brad Duea, Roxio's Head of Worldwide Business Development will become Napster's new President, a position previously held by New York-based Mike Bebel who will be winding down his duties after a transitional period while assisting in the consolidation to Los Angeles.