Berlin-based Briegmann will also become Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Germany. Plus, in addition to managing Switzerland, Austria and Deutsche Grammophon, his role will expand to cover Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries.
With all of those territories under his control, it perhaps make sense that Ash is also joining UMGI’s International Management Board.
Under Briegmann’s leadership, Universal Music Germany has become the undisputed number one in the market He and his team have brought through top-selling local artists including Adoro, David Garrett, Ich+Ich, Lena, Max Herre, Rea Garvey and Unheilig.
Max Hole commented, “I‘ve worked closely with Frank for many years and he shows calm authority and cool judgement in everything he undertakes. He combines business acumen with an instinctive understanding of artists and their ambitions, and will bring new energy and focus to all of the countries in his region.”
Frank Briegmann stated, “I want to thank Max Hole and Lucian Grainge for their continued trust and support. I’m looking forward to my new responsibilities and to developing an even closer cooperation with my colleagues in Northern and Eastern Europe, particularly with our fantastic artists who are at the heart of everything we do.”Music Business Worldwide