Daniel Schmidt, director of A&R at Edel Music in Hamburg, will leave the company at the end of the year to take the same post at Capitol Music.

Daniel Schmidt, director of A&R at Edel Music in Hamburg, will leave the company at the end of the year to take the same post at Capitol Music. Schmidt replaces Evelyn Junker, who left the company mid-year.

Based in Cologne, Schmidt will report to Niel van Hoff, president EMI Music Germany, until the company has appointed a new managing director for Capitol Music.

Van Hoff has assumed interim responsibility for Capitol Music Germany since executives Sylvia Kollek and Peter Mueller exited in May.