Scott Moore shakes up Yahoo Media Group, music chief leaves

Scott Moore, the former Microsoftie now running Yahoo's media businesses, has reorganized his group, which runs Yahoo's original-content websites. Out the door: Ian Rogers, the outspoken head of Yahoo Music, who had loudly criticized the music industry for insisting on copy protection. Rogers says on his blog that he's joining Topspin Media, a music startup, as CEO. Rogers also oversaw some of Yahoo's video efforts, which Moore now says he'll run personally. The reorg comes in advance of two days of all-hands meetings in Sunnyvale and Santa Monica in two weeks. Moore's memo:

Scott Moore shakes up Yahoo Media Group, music chief leaves

Scott Moore shakes up Yahoo Media Group, music chief leaves

And now for the Kremlinology: Karin Gilford, head of Yahoo Entertainment, seems like the big winner here. Amy Iorio, the widely disliked executive whose team launched women's site Shine, loses out. Moore's mostly winnowing the number of direct reports he has — which should give him more time to call old pals in Redmond. And Rogers? Got out while the getting was good.