Niel van Hoff, managing director of EMI Music Germany, has assumed interim responsibility for Capitol Music Germany.

Niel van Hoff, managing director of EMI Music Germany, has assumed interim responsibility for Capitol Music Germany.

His temporary appointment was confirmed this week following the departure of Cologne-based executives Sylvia Kollek and Peter Müller to “pursue other professional goals.”

Kollek was managing director of Capitol Music Germany since March 2002; Müller was appointed marketing director of Capitol Germany at the same time.

"The resignations were subject to mutual agreement,” according to an EMI Music Germany statement.

Kollek declined to comment on her plans for the future. Müller could not be reached.