Michael Haentjes

  1. Edel Sells Playground Music Stake

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hamburg-based Edel AG has sold its 51% stake in the Scandinavian independent label and distribution company Playground Music to Playground's CEO Jonas Sjöström. Edel CEO Michael Haentjes said the sale is representative of the company's n ...

  2. Edel Launches earMUSIC Label

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg indie edel AG has launched the earMUSIC label for rock and pop releases, with its launch roster including artists ranging from Deep Purple, Status Quo and Chris Rea to UB40, Swing Out Sister and former Suede singer Brett Anderson. The ...

  3. Gorny Takes Charge At German Music Industry Assn.

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dieter Gorny has been elected chairman of the new German music industry body Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Music Industry Association), formed from the merger of the German labels body BPW, and the German IFPI group. Gorny succeeds Michael Haentje ...

  4. Zombik Splits With Germany's BPW, IFPI

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Zombik, managing director of BPW and the German IFPI, will exit the Berlin-based industry bodies with effect from Sept. 15. Zombik joined labels body BPW in 1977, and has served as its managing director since 1982. He added duties as IFPI Ge ...

  5. German Record Biz Angered At C'right Law Tweaks

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sections of the German music business are furious at recent copyright law amendments that allow consumers to make an unlimited number of private copies of CDs and DVDs. And although the new additions still forbid consumers from bypassing encrypted ...

  6. Piracy Suits To Fund German Music Education

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Members of the German national IFPI group intend to use the damages won in Internet piracy suits to fund basic music education in schools. As a result of the initiative, dubbed "Musik macht Schule - Schule macht Musik" (music makes schoo ...

  7. AIM Meet On Impala/WMG; Euro Bodies Welcome Pact

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST AIM's monthly board meeting concluded last night without the U.K. trade body agreeing ratification of Impala's recent deal to back a Warner Music Group approach for EMI Group. A spokesman for the independent music companies' trade b ...

  8. Vaccaro Takes A&R Int'l Role At Edel

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Edel music has promoted Max Vaccaro, marketing manager at the company's Milan-based Italian operation, to head of international A&R for the entire group. Vaccaro will work in both Milan and Hamburg and will report to both edel CEO Michael ...

  9. Harbich To Exit Edel

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Joachim Harbich, managing director of edel entertainment, will exit the Hamburg-based company at his own request in the middle of January to concentrate on new projects. Harbich joined edel in 2002 as GM, and was promoted to managing director in s ...

  10. German Biz Contracts In H1

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The German recorded-music market in the first half shrank in volume to 68.3 million units, down 3.4% from the corresponding period in 2005, according to German labels body BPW. The BPW does not break The German recorded-music market in the first h ...

  11. Report: German Biz Flattening Out

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The German record market is showing signs of recovering from the drastic downturn of the past five years. In 2005, the trade value of the German market contracted by just 0.4% year-on-year to € The German record market is showing signs ...

  12. Germany's VUT Splits With IFPI

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German association of independent labels, publishers and producers -- VUT -- is splitting the German branch of the labels' group IFPI, VUT chairman Peter James said Nov. 1. HAMBURG, Germany -- The German association of independent labels, ...

  13. Germany's VUT Splits With IFPI

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Haentjes: Decision ‘splits’ industry. The German assn. of independent labels, publishers and producers is to split with the national IFPI group, VUT chairman Peter James said today (Nov. 1). The co-operation between VUT and IFPI is to be terminate ...

  14. Haentjes Takes Charge Of German Trade Bodies

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was elected Oct. 27 as the new chairman of the board of Germany's record industry bodies. Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was elected Oct. 27 as the new chairman ...

  15. Haentjes Takes Charge Of German Trade Bodies

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was today (Oct. 27) elected as the new chairman of the board of Germany's record industry bodies. Haentjes takes responsibilities for the BPW, t Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music ...

  16. Sources: Gebhardt To Step Down From BPW, IFPI

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After four years helming the German labels body BPW and the German IFPI, Gerd Gebhardt has decided not to run again for their respective boards, sources say. BERLIN -- After four years helming the German labels body BPW and the German IFPI, Gerd G ...

  17. Sources: Gebhardt To Step Aside From BPW, IFPI

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After four years helming the German labels body BPW and the German IFPI, Gerd Gebhardt has decided not to run again for their respective boards, sources say. After four years helming the German labels body BPW and the German IFPI, Gerd Gebhardt ha ...

  18. Edel Unveils New Management Structure

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based independent record label edel music has restructured its executive team with the elevation of two key staffers. Gabi Grube has been promoted to CFO and Timo Steinberg is upped to COO. Hamburg-based independent record label edel music ...

  19. Edel COO/CFO Baur To Exit

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edel Records COO/CFO Michael Baur is to leave the company June 30. Edel Group CEO Michael Haentjes will handle Baur's duties on an interim basis. Baur joined the Hamburg-based indie from Frankfurt con Edel Records COO/CFO Michael Baur is to l ...

  20. Edel COO/CFO Baur To Exit

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edel Records COO/CFO Michael Baur is to leave the company June 30. Edel Group CEO Michael Haentjes will handle Baur's duties on an interim basis. Baur joined the Hamburg-based indie from Frankfurt con Edel Records COO/CFO Michael Baur is to l ...