Roxio has announced that the corporate functions and senior management teams of Roxio and Napster will be consolidating into Napster's offices in Los Angeles.

As part of the re-alignment and relocation, Brad Duea, Roxio's head of worldwide business development will become Napster's new president. He replaces Mike Bebel who will be leaving the company.

Other title changes include Laura Goldberg who will become Napster's chief operating officer, and Glenn Kaino, now Napster's chief creative officer.

Roxio's chairman and CEO Chris Gorog said: "Brad has made significant contributions to the strategic development and management of Roxio and Napster and we are confident he will have a very positive impact helping manage this rapidly growing business. I look forward to working very closely with Brad, Laura and Glenn as we continue building the biggest brand in online music."

Roxio will move its corporate functions and senior managers to Napster's offices in Los Angeles from Santa Clara. The firm's software division will remain in Santa Clara.

In December Roxio forecast that spending on would "decrease substantially". Gorog declined to elaborate on how many jobs would be cut, when questioned by Reuters but said it would be a "small number". He also declined to comment on whether Roxio would take a charge for the restructuring, although he admitted that "It will be yielding cost savings."

This follows news that Roxio division has appointed Leanne Sharman as vice president of business development in Europe. Sharman is Napster's first European executive and will spearhead the company's expansion into the continent.