Dominique Leguern was appointed president of the International Radio Festival's first-ever advisory board, after spending 12 years as the head of MIDEM. The festival, which celebrates its third birthday this September in Zurich, Switzerland, plans to have a special presence at this summer's Olympic Games in London.
Leguern has a long history in the music business, co-founding Virgin Records France and serving as its General Manager, working as Press Director at EMI France promoting artists such as Pink Floyd and Stevie Wonder, and founding music industry consulting company DL Advice, eventually receiving the French award for outstanding achievement in the arts two times by the Minister of Culture.
"We are very honored and pleased to work with Dominique. Her insight and knowledge of the global music industry will solidify the IRF as a premier music industry event," said Darryl von Daniken, International Radio Festival co-Founder/co-CEO, in a statement. "Her style and her outstanding credentials are an asset to the IRF."