Maarten Steinkamp, currently BMG president of international and acting president of BMG Germany, is expected today (Sept. 20) to be appointed president of Sony BMG Continental Europe, according to sou

Maarten Steinkamp, currently BMG president of international and acting president of BMG Germany, is expected today (Sept. 20) to be appointed president of Sony BMG Continental Europe, according to sources close to the company.

Steinkamp is also expected to directly oversee the Sony BMG operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for the foreseeable future. Billboard.biz has also learned that Sony Music G/S/A president Balthasar Schramm will not be part of the new setup.

It is understood that the new combined German structure will have offices in Munich, where BMG is headquartered, and in Berlin, where Sony Music is based.