Hannes Eder, managing director of Universal Music Austria, is the new president of the Austrian IFPI.

Eder has been elected for a two-year period by the general assembly of the trade body.

In the new, Vienna-based role, he succeeds Manfred Lappe, managing director of Warner Music Austria and COO Warner Music G/S/A and president Eastern Europe.

Lappe, who was president of the Austrian IFPI for the past eight years, stays on the board of the Austrian IFPI, together with Horst Unterholzner (managing director Sony BMG Austria), Thomas Thron (GM EMI Austria) and Mark Flury (managing director edel musica).

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