Frank Briegmann

Chairman & CEO, Central Europe, Universal Music Group

Frank Briegmann is a German music industry executive and Chairman & CEO of Central Europe at Universal Music Group (UMG).

In addition, Briegmann is Chairman & CEO of classical label Deutsche Grammophon.

Briegmann oversees UMG’s operations in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Benelux, the Scandinavian Countries, Eastern Europe and Western Balkans.


Frank Briegmann: Universal Music Group career

Frank Briegmann joined Universal Music Germany in 2004, when he was named the youngest major record company CEO in the history of Germany.

From 1995 to 2004, Briegmann worked for Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), where he finished his tenure as Senior Vice President, International.

Briegmann is a board member of the Federal Association of the Music Industry, and a member of the advisory board for East of Deutsche Bank.


Frank Briegmann: Professional philosophy

Frank Briegmann gave an extensive interview to Music Business Worldwide in 2017, in which he discussed his approach to the music business, and UMG’s structure.

Said Briegmann: “The beauty of the structure at UMG is that if the right opportunity were to develop for one of our domestic artists internationally, we always have the resources and support available throughout the business to be able to react swiftly and strategically to maximize our chances of breaking that act globally.”

“Even if how we hear music is changing, the need to produce and promote songs, to discover and help break new artists and to provide audiences with great music will last.”

Frank Briegmann, speaking in 2017

He added: “Even if how we hear music is changing, the need to produce and promote songs, to discover and help break new artists and to provide audiences with great music will last.

“Music consumption is on the rise and as far as monetization is concerned, we are tackling one obstacle after another. With subscription models, we have a lot to look forward to. We have developed a welcoming approach to new partners and business models. Central Europe continues to play an important role.”Music Business Worldwide

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