Edel AG is restructuring its edel entertainment subsidiary in Hamburg following the departure of Marcel Kaffenberger, director of marketing and public relations.

With immediate effect, Kaffenberger has left edel after nine years to launch a new business. He will continue his association with the indie music company as an external service provider, establishing a new type of direct sales and marketing structure for the edel group.

Following Kaffenberger's exit, Sören Janssen has been appointed to additionally oversee national artist business under the edel records label as director of marketing and A&R. Janssen will continue as head of media and entertainment.

Max Vaccaro, hitherto head of A&R, is now responsible for all international product with immediate effect as director of marketing and A&R.

Meanwhile, Oliver Hagedorn has retained his position as director of edel Motion, the company's DVD label.