International music rights management company BMG has appointed Robert Stegmüller as vice president of Copyright.
Stegmüller is one of Europe’s most experienced music publishing executives and throughout his career has worked at SBK Songs, Sony/ATV and Universal Music Publishing - most recently serving as general manager of Warner Chappell GSA for seven years.
He will be based in Berlin and report to BMG senior vice president Administration Gaby Urban. Stegmüller will lead the Berlin central copyright team as well as liaise with BMG’s international offices and sub-publishers regarding administration.
Urban said of the appointment: “State-of-the-art administration services, ensuring copyrights are properly registered on a worldwide basis and that royalties flow swiftly and accurately to our writers and artists, are key tasks of BMG’s administrative headquarters. Securing executive talent like Robert Stegmüller further strengthens and supports that service.”
Stegmüller commented: “I am very excited to be part of BMG Rights Management, the most modern and fastest growing music company in the worldwide market today.”
BMG’s central facility in Berlin is the focus of the company’s administration team worldwide. Working with the company’s admin teams in its eleven international offices, the department is structured to harness local relationships and knowledge with the economies of scale of a centralised operation.