Hamburg-based independent music firm Edel Records today (Dec. 13) launched a specialist DVD division.

Hamburg-based independent music firm Edel Records today (Dec. 13) launched a specialist DVD division.

Oliver Hagedorn has been appointed director for the new Edel Motion division, which will license music specifically for use on the DVD format. Cornelia Wesche is named product manager of Edel Motion. Until recently, Wesche was product manager for pop in the German label's marketing department.

At the same time, Edel Records has realigned some executive posts. A&R consultant Peter Cadera has moved to temporarily fill the vacant A&R director role. As previously reported, the former A&R director Daniel Schmidt is joining Capitol Music in Cologne as A&R director.

Meanwhile, Marcel Kaffenberger takes duties as director of Edel Record's newly-merged marketing and promotion divisions. Until recently, he was A&R manager for MOR repertoire. Hagedorn, Cadera and Kaffenberger report to Joachim Harbich, managing director of Edel Records and Edel Media & Entertainment.