Sony BMG Germany

  1. 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 ...

  2. Sony BMG Germany Buys MTS, Bucardo Stakes

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Germany is entering into the artist management and live entertainment business. The music major has bought majority stakes in Münster-based management firm MTS and comedy booking agency Bucardo, whose business accounts for combined sales ...

  3. Braum Splits With Four Music

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fitz Braum, managing director and founder of the Berlin label Four Music, will exit at the end of the month. Braum intends to start new activities, details for which he declined to discuss. Going forward, Philip Ginthör, label head of Sony BMG ...

  4. Orthmayr Appointed Sony BMG Switzerland MD

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wolfgang Orthmayr will be the new managing director of Sony BMG Switzerland, with effect from March 1. He is to succeed Annelies Hophan, who will step out of the business after more than 30 years' service, which included stints with CBS, Sony ...

  5. SPV, Jack White Productions Explore Merger

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT JWP would take majority stake. Hanover-based SPV Records, the subject of numerous takeover bids in recent years, has agreed to start merger talks with music group Jack White Productions, of Berlin. Should the two parties agree on terms, Jack White ...

  6. Sony BMG COO Gilbert Splits

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rolf Gilbert, COO and managing director of Sony BMG Germany since April 2005, has left the company. Rolf Gilbert, COO and managing director of Sony BMG Germany since April 2005, has left the company. He will stay on board in a consultancy role unt ...

  7. Sony BMG Creates Biz Development Unit

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is creating a new European business development unit. Ulrich Jaerkel has been elevated to the new role as senior VP strategic marketing and business development for continental Europe, Sony B Sony BMG is creating a new European business d ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sony BMG Restructures German Company

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is planning to relocate its international marketing and international promotion departments from Berlin to the company's headquarters in Munich in the coming weeks. Sony BMG is planning to relocate its international marketing and int ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Sony BMG Germany Buys Stake In Four Music

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Germany has bought a 50% stake in Four Music Productions, the Berlin-based label owned by German hip hop group Fantastische Vier. Sony BMG Germany has bought a 50% stake in Four Music Productions, the Berlin-based label owned by German hi ...

  14. Orthmyr Takes Sony BMG Commercial Affairs Role

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retail veteran Wolfgang Orthmyr has been appointed VP, commercial affairs for Sony BMG Continental Europe, with effect from July 1. Retail veteran Wolfgang Orthmyr has been appointed VP, commercial affairs for Sony BMG Continental Europe, with eff ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. GEMA, IFPI Royalty Challenge Concludes

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-running mechanical-royalty rate dispute between authors' rights society GEMA and the German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry came to an end May 18, when HAMBURG -- The long-running mechanical-roy ...

  18. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's mechanical royalty rates dispute has been settled. A long-running conflict between German authors' right society GEMA and the national IFPI affiliate came to an end yesterday (May 18) when a Germany's mechanical royalty ra ...

  19. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's mechanical royalty rates dispute has been settled. A long-running conflict between German authors' right society GEMA and the national IFPI affiliate came to an end yesterday (May 18) when a Germany's mechanical royalty ra ...

  20. Sony BMG Germany Names Int'l Marketing Team

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Germany has unveiled the marketing team for the amalgamated company's international department. Helmed by managing director international Willy Ehmann, the newly established team is responsib Sony BMG Germany has unveiled the marketi ...

  21. Brggemann To Manage Sony BMG Classical Europe

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. MUNICH -- Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. The unit will be managed by Michael Brüggem ...

  22. Sony, BMG Combine Euro Classical Operations

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brüggemann to oversee new division. Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. The unit will be managed by Michael Brüggemann, who takes the joint titles of director of classical marke ...

  23. Sony, BMG Combine Euro Classical Operations

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. The unit will be managed by Michael Brüggemann, who t ...

  24. Sony Staffers Axed In Germany

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music will shed 175 positions in Berlin as a result of the integration with BMG. The merged company in Germany will retain 50 former Sony employees. Sony Music will shed 175 positions in Berlin as a result of the integration with BMG. The mer ...

  25. Sony BMG Revamps German Operations

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has made several management and structural changes at its German operations. Sony BMG has made several management and structural changes at its German operations. The company will shut down the BMG Berlin domestic unit and will integrate ...

  26. Sources: Schouw To Take Over Sony BMG Benelux

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Benelux managing director Rob Schouw will be appointed MD of Sony BMG Benelux, Billboard.biz has learned. BMG Benelux managing director Rob Schouw will be appointed MD of Sony BMG Benelux, Billboard.biz has learned. Schouw will report to Maart ...