The top-level management at Sony BMG in Munich is to be restructured as of Jan. 1, 2009 in order to strengthen repertoire exploitation.
Willy Ehmann, currently senior VP of the music division and thus responsible for all repertoire, will in future be in charge of national repertoire in his new position as senior VP domestic, which entails responsibility for all domestic labels. This also includes Gun Records, a wholly owned subsidiary specializing in hard rock. Ehmann will also be in charge of establishing Sony BMG’s own music publishing operation.
Stefan Goebel, previously VP international at Sony BMG, will assume responsibility for international repertoire. As a result, he will be appointed to the position of senior VP international and join the Sony BMG management team. Both Ehmann and Goebel report to Edgar Berger, CEO of Sony BMG Germany.
“I am pleased that Stefan Goebel will be enriching our management team as he is very familiar with international repertoire and will also generate further impetus in the international division”, says Edgar Berger.