Lang upped, Cosgrove joins from Warner Classics.
Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal Music Group International, has promoted Michael Lang to the position of president after five years as GM.
His promotion comes at the same time as the appointment of Matthew Cosgrove to the post of VP, A&R. The move was tipped in Billboard. Cosgrove succeeds Bogdan Roscic, who recently became managing director of UMGI's London-based Decca Music Group.
Cosgrove was previously director at Warner Classics International, where he worked with stellar classical stars such as pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim. Previous experiences include posts at Select/Naxos and EMI Records.
Based in Deutsche Grammophon's headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, Lang reports to Christopher Roberts, president of classics & jazz who splits his time at UMGI headquarters in London and the New York office. Cosgrove, also Hamburg-based, reports to Lang.
"Deutsche Grammophon is experiencing one of its most successful periods of creative output and commercial impact, thanks to our artists and Michael's astute, imaginative leadership," Roberts said. "His promotion reflects the label's achievements and the exciting prospects ahead."