Music Jobs: Denis Ladegaillerie, Dominique Leguern, Jeff Clayborne, Frank Briegmann
Denis Ladegaillerie - SNEP; Dominique Leguern - MIDEM; Jeff Clayborne - Fontana; Frank Briegmann - Universal Music Germany
French Recording Industry Group Elects New SNEP President
SNEP, which represents the recording industry in France, has elected Denis Ladegaillerie, founder and president of the firm Digital Believe, as its president for the next two years. Olivier Montfort, president of EMI Music France, was elected vice president.
The Council praised the remarkable work carried out over the past four years by Christophe Lameignère, the outgoing president of SNEP.
At a time where the recorded music industry is being transformed by new technology, the election of a president with a digital business background shows that SNEP is determined to continue to embrace change.
Denis Ladegaillerie founded Digital Believe in 2004. He has worked for 10 years in the new media sector and is a graduate of the ESCP, Duke University and was called to the Bar of New York State.
Leguern To Hand Over MIDEM Leadership After 2011
Reed MIDEM announces that Dominique Leguern will step down as Director of MIDEM following its 2011 edition in Cannes, France.
"I have been proud to lead MIDEM and MidemNet during a period of significant transformation of the music industry," says Dominique Leguern. "It has been fascinating to integrate the major digital actors, brands, advertisers, live music specialists and managers into the creative MIDEM mix. I am happy to have shared this adventure with a great team and many wonderful clients during the last 10 years and am confident that MIDEM will continue to be an essential gathering for the international music community."
Reed MIDEM will now begin a search for a new MIDEM Director. "Dominique is going to be a hard act to follow. We are fortunate that she will help us choose her successor and share her vision of how to develop MIDEM for the future," notes Anne de Kerckhove, Director of Reed MIDEM's Entertainment Division.
"Dominique's passion, knowledge and understanding of the music industry have been enormous assets for MIDEM and our company," comments Reed MIDEM Chief Executive Paul Zilk. "Under her stewardship, MIDEM and MidemNet have successfully anticipated the ever-changing needs of the business in the face of the many challenges it has experienced during the past decade. Dominique has earned the respect of the industry and the gratitude of Reed MIDEM."
Fontana Promotes Jeff Clayborne To Vice President Of Finance And Business Development
Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, has promoted Jeff Clayborne to Vice President of Finance and Business Development, it was announced by Ron Spaulding, President of the company, to whom Mr. Clayborne reports.
Most recently, Mr. Clayborne was Director of Finance and Business Development for Fontana, having moved over from sister company Universal Music Group Distribution where he was Director of Finance and Strategy. Before joining Universal Music, Clayborne worked for eight years at the Walt Disney Company, most recently as Senior Finance Manager. He began his career in Chicago, where he worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and McGladrey & Pullen.
Universal Music Germany CEO Briegmann Promoted To International Role
One of the Universal Music Group's most successful European executives has been promoted to an international post. With effect from July 1, Frank Briegmann becomes President, Universal Music Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Deutsche Grammophon.
Mr. Briegmann has been President and CEO of Universal Music Germany for the past six years. It is the No. 1 company, with a year-to-date current album market share of 40.6% in 2010, compared to 28.4% in 2004 -and with a domestic-artist market share which has grown by more than 40% during the past six years. The company's success is attributable to such new artists as Tokio Hotel, Ich+Ich, Adoro, Semino Rossi, Unheilig and the exciting young winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Lena.
Mr. Briegmann will take over operational responsibility for Deutsche Grammophon, the world's most renowned classical music company, and for Universal Music companies in Austria and Switzerland. He will continue to lead the No. 1 music company in Germany. Mr. Briegmann joined Universal Music in 2004 from the Bertelsmann Music Group.
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» French Recording Industry Group Elects New SNEP President
» Leguern To Hand Over MIDEM Leadership After 2011
» Fontana Promotes Jeff Clayborne To Vice President Of Finance And Business Development
» Universal Music Germany CEO Briegmann Promoted To International Role