Napster UK has hired Capital Radio veteran Charlie Phillips as music manager, with immediate effect.

Until now head of music at Capital Disney, Phillips will work from Napster's Central London HQ, and will take responsibility for procuring new music, managing featured tracks on Napster's site and booking and managing Napster Live sessions.

Napster programming director, Jeff Smith, said: "As well as having a proven track record managing and prioritizing music content, Charlie Phillips is first and foremost a huge music fan like everyone at Napster,"

"Great content is the lifeblood of Napster and Charlie will help ensure we continue to offer the very best new and exclusive material as part of the most extensive music catalogue available anywhere online," said Leanne Sharman, Napster vice president and UK general manager.

Napster's success strategy for Europe is focused on offering a deep selection of local music.