RECORD COMPANIES

In his new role as president for Central Europe at Universal Music Group International, Frank Briegmann is responsible for the label's operations in more than a dozen European markets. A significant challenge he faces in further growing Universal's market share throughout the region is battling music piracy. "We are at different stages of this process in each market," he says. "But it remains our main objective to convince politicians of the need for effective methods. That will be the way to protect the economic basis for our investment in artists." Based in Berlin, Briegmann also joins UMGI's international management board. Additionally, he was recently promoted to chairman/CEO of Universal Music Germany.

Atlantic Records promotes David Saslow to GM. He was senior VP of video content, production and promotion.

Island Records names David Massey ­president. He was president ­of Mercury Records.

DISTRIBUTION

Caroline appoints Dominic Pandiscia president. He was executive VP of commercial and revenue development at EMI Music.

INgrooves Fontana names Michael Plen VP of marketing and promotion. He was executive VP of marketing, licensing and promotion at the FADER label.

PUBLISHING

Imagem Music Group promotes Natasha Baldwin to president of creative and marketing. She was VP of synchs and creative services.

LEGAL

Lowenstein Sandler ups Matt Savare to partner. He was counsel in the firm's media and entertainment practice group.

RELATED FIELDS

Viacom promotes Jeannie Scalzo to senior VP of music sales and ups Ellen Dominus to senior VP of entertainment sales. Scalzo was senior VP of integrated marketing for MTV, MTV2 and mtvU, and Dominus was VP of music and entertainment ad sales.

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