German labels body BPW in Berlin has appointed Dr. Florian Drucke as the new head of legal and politics with immediate effect.

Drucke was previously legal adviser of the association after joining in 2006. He succeeds Nora Braun who has moved to Bertelsmann AG Berlin.

René Houareau has taken the legal adviser role at the German Federal Music Industry Association. He was manager legal & business affairs at Universal Music Domestic Division before joining the association in 2007.

Daniel Sebastian Knoll is the new press spokesman, taking the helm from Stefan Michalk, who became BPW managing director in September.