Stefan Michalk, managing director of the German association of the music industry (BVMI), will step down with effect from Nov. 1, 2010.

Dr. Florian Drücke, head of legal and politics for the past five years at the trade body, takes over as managing director.

"During the past four years Stefan Michalk did a great job reconstructing and positioning the association in a new way and building up a highly motivated team.

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