Schulten To Exit German Phonographic Academy

Oliver Schulten is to exit as CEO of the German Phonographic Academy after more than two years in the post. Shulten's assistant Sabine Beyer will also depart. The Berlin-based industry body, which org

Oliver Schulten is to exit as CEO of the German Phonographic Academy after more than two years in the post. Shulten's assistant Sabine Beyer will also depart. The Berlin-based industry body, which organizes the German record industry's annual Echo Awards, says the move is intended to save costs.

National labels body BPW chairman Gerd Gebhardt will assume responsibility for the Phonographic Academy from January 1, 2005.

Schulten joined the academy July 1, 2002 and took the role full-time on Jan. 1, 2003. Prior to that, he was managing director at Universal Classics, Jazz & Family Entertainment.
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