Stefan Michalk

  1. German Biz Gets 'Forgery-Proof' Gold, Platinum Records

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI) has presented new forgery-proof gold and platinum records aimed at averting the risk of bogus awards. "Only the presence of the new BVMI seal of quality guarantees that the sales figures re ...

  2. German Biz Eyes Growth In 2011, Hopes To Top U.K.

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German record industry estimates that in 2011 it will come out of its sales decline, after more than 10 years, and be able to report sales increases again for the market. There is even hope in Germany that with the figures for 2009 the British ...

  3. Classical Music Sales Soar In Germany

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Classical music was the big winner at retail in 2009 according to a statement issued by the German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI). Double-digit growth was achieved in both volumes and revenues. Numerous releases to mark the births or de ...

  4. German Market Set To Return To Growth In 2013

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German music market is set to grow again as of 2013 when digital revenues are expected to compensate for the losses made in physical sales, according to Stefan Michalk, CEO of the Federal Association of the Music Industry (BVMI) in Berlin. The ...

  5. New Broadcast Partner For Echo Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 18th Echo German Record Awards ceremony will tale place on Feb. 21 in Berlin. Organized by the German Phonographic Academy, an institution of the German Federal Music Industry Association, the show will be broadcast by public TV station ARD ra ...

  6. German Biz Revamps Sales Awards

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST The German Federal Music Industry Assn. (BPW) has begun granting sales awards for audiobooks as well as comedy and children's products on the basis of audited sales figures. The new awards became effective on Jan. 1. "In this way, the As ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Michalk Joins BPW As Deputy MD

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stefan Michalk will become deputy managing director of the German labels body BPW on Dec. 1. Based in Berlin, Michalk will be responsible for press and public affairs. Stefan Michalk will become deputy managing director of the German labels body B ...