Edgar Berger

  1. Denis Handlin Celebrates 30 Years Leading Sony Aus with Star-Studded Fundraiser

    October 14, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Denis Handlin’s 30 years in charge of Sony Music’s Australia operations was celebrated in style with an action-packed charity fundraising party last Friday (Oct. 10) at Sydney’s The Star venue.  Celebrities from the worlds of sport, music and TV ...

  2. Backbeat: Sony Music Signs Crayon Pop, Show Lo & Elva Hsiao

    September 16, 2013 12:45 AM EDT Sony Music is celebrating a string of new deals orchestrated through its international operations. Sony Music Korea has signed K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop , whose single “Bar Bar Bar” is one of the year’s big viral hits on YouTube. Based around ...

  3. Francis Keeling, Universal Music’s Global Head of Digital Business: Google Streaming Service ‘Is the Biggest Funnel We Can Have’

    February 26, 2013 3:53 PM EST Google’s entrance into the music streaming market would provide the music industry with “arguably the biggest funnel we can have” with regards to turning music consumers onto legal licensed services, says Francis Keeling, Universal Music’s globa ...

  4. IFPI 2012 Report: Global Music Revenue Down 3%; Sync, PRO, Digital Income Up

    March 26, 2012 9:28 AM EDT Trade revenue generated by the global recorded music industry in 2011 dropped by 3% to $16.6 billion, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's (IFPI) annual "Recording Industry in Numbers" report, pub ...

  5. GEMA's 2011 Earnings Drop

    March 14, 2012 7:30 AM EDT The German collection society GEMA in 2011 saw a decrease in its income of 4.3 percent and an increase in operating costs of 14.9 percent. The yearly report was announced today by GEMA CEO Dr. Harald Heker in Munich. In 2011, the rights organizati ...

  6. Afo Verde Appointed Chairman/CEO for Sony's Latin Region, Spain and Portugal

    February 08, 2012 12:33 PM EST Afo Verde, who since 2009 has been serving as president, Latin Region, for Sony Music Entertainment, has been promoted to the post of Chairman and CEO for the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal. Verde, who had previously overseen the label's U. ...

  7. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  8. Rob Wells, Universal Music's Global Digital Prez: 'The Idea That Spotify Cannibalizes Sales is Bogus'

    January 24, 2012 12:07 PM EST Coldplay, the Black Keys and Adele may strongly disagree, but making your repertoire available on streaming services does not cannibalize record sales. At least that's the verdict of Rob Wells, president of Universal Music Group's global ...

  9. Sony Music International Makes New Appointments

    September 19, 2011 12:22 PM EDT Hoping to expand its overseas influence, Sony Music Entertainment (SME) proclaimed several new members of its international leadership team, according to a press release today. Epic Records veteran Adam Granite leads the announcements as Executive ...

  10. Denis Handlin, Sony Music Australia CEO, To Also Oversee China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Middle East

    September 01, 2011 6:31 PM EDT Sony Music Australia's longtime chief Denis Handlin is adding more responsibilities to an already busy domestic and international brief, Billboard.biz can reveal. In addition to Handlin's current duties as chairman and CEO of Sony Music& ...

  11. Philip Ginthor Named CEO of Sony Music GSA

    August 09, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Philip Ginthör, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment GSA. Philip Ginthör has been named CEO of Sony Music Entertainment GSA (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), succeeding Edgar Berger, who was officially named CEO and Chairman of Sony Music Internation ...

  12. Edgar Berger Named Sony Music's Head of International

    August 09, 2011 9:44 AM EDT Edgar Berger (right) with singer Sade. Photo copyright: Sebastian Hornik, Director Corporate Communications GSA As expected , Edgar Berger has been named President and CEO of International at Sony Music Entertainment, Sony CEO Doug Morris announce ...

  13. DEAG, Sony Germany Launch AC Promoter

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Berlin-based promoter and music company DEAG Entertainment has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment Germany on Gold Entertainment, a new music promoter that will focus on folk and adult contemporary acts. Gold Entertainment is a 50-50 partnersh ...

  14. @MIDEM: Indies Dominate Day 4

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski was the star turn as the indies took their turn in the limelight at MIDEM. In an otherwise low-key day at the conference, the veteran Aussie -- founder and chairman of the Mushroom Group of Companies -- celebrated Australia Day wi ...

  15. Sony Music Secures Future Of Germany's SPV

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Germany in Munich and Hannover-based independent music company SPV Schallplatten, Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH have forged a comprehensive partnership. Subject to anti-trust clearance in Germany and Brussels, Sony Music wi ...

  16. Berger Lands Top Role At Sony BMG Germany

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Maarten Steinkamp, president of Sony BMG Continental Europe, has handed over responsibility for the Germany company to Edgar Berger. Maarten Steinkamp, president of Sony BMG Continental Europe, has handed over responsibility for the Germany compan ...

  17. Sony BMG Promotes Ehmann In Germany

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec takes over all front-line activities. Willy Ehmann has been promoted to senior VP of Sony BMG Germany's music division, effective immediately. He was senior VP of Sony BMG in Berlin since November 2004. He reports to Sony BMG Germany pre ...

  18. Sony BMG Names New German Prez

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at the top of its German affiliate with the appointment of Edgar Berger as president of Sony BMG Germany, effective Sept. 1. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at ...

  19. Sony BMG Names New German Pres

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at the top of its German affiliate with the appointment of Edgar Berger as president of Sony BMG Germany, with effect from Sept. 1. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management ...