BMG has promoted Dominique Kulling (pictured right) to EVP Continental Europe Repertoire & Marketing and Maximilian Kolb (pictured left) to Managing Director BMG GSA.
Kulling is responsible for signing, promoting and servicing artists and songwriters across 15 territories and with a specific brief to build BMG’s recorded music business in Continental Europe.
Kolb will overesee both Publishing and Recordings for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
He was most recently Director A&R Recorded Music BMG GSA, and will now lead a team of over 40 based in Berlin and will report to Kulling.
Kulling was previously Managing Director BMG GSA and will continue to report directly to BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch.
Kulling replaces Fred Casimir who stepped up to pursue full-time his previously parallel role driving BMG’s international recordings business with his promotion announced to staff earlier this week to EVP Global Repertoire & Marketing.
She joined BMG in 2008, a few months after the company launched.
After working on productions including Deutschland ‘86 and Babylon Berlin as SVP International Coordination & Music Supervision, she was promoted to Managing Director BMG GSA at the end of 2016.
While at BMG, Kolb has signed recording clients including Kontra K, Max Giesinger, Adel Tawil, Cypress Hill and Lina, has brought in artists like KitschKrieg and Trettmann for both recordings and publishing and has signed publishing clients such as Mighty Oaks, Denyo, Daniel Nitt and Robin Grubert to BMG.
Kolb joined BMG as A&R Manager from Sony ATV in 2012. In 2017, he was promoted to Director A&R Recorded Music GSA, overseeing both the recordings business as well as Digital Sales.
Hartwig Masuch, BMG
Hartwig Masuch said: “Dominique lives and breathes the BMG philosophy. She has helped shape our recordings business from its very beginnings.
“In Germany she has attracted high-profile big-selling artists such as Adel Tawil, KitschKrieg and Max Giesinger.
“As we prepare to ramp up our recordings business right across Continental Europe, she is the ideal person to take it forward.”
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to develop our local recordings business in these 15 markets and to deliver our artists and songwriters the service they deserve. In a streaming world there are no borders.”
Kulling said: “BMG is the only major international music company headquartered in Continental Europe.
“We know and understand the importance and dynamism and talent of Europe’s artists and songwriters.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to develop our local recordings business in these 15 markets and to deliver our artists and songwriters the service they deserve. In a streaming world there are no borders.
Added Kulling: “Maximilian has been a driving force in expanding BMG’s roster in Germany.
“He is that rare combination – a genuine music guy with an incredible rapport with artists who also has a business brain and leadership skills. I am confident he will lead our BMG Germany team to even greater success.”
“I am honored to have inherited such a talented team and an excellent roster and look forward to further contributing to our success.”
Kolb said: “What first brought me to BMG was the unique opportunity to work across both publishing and records.
“No other major company offers that. Under Dominique BMG has proven that it can compete at every level.
“I am honored to have inherited such a talented team and an excellent roster and look forward to further contributing to our success.”Music Business Worldwide