Jens-Markus Wegener has been appointed managing director of Imagem Music GmbH (Germany).
Wegener will be based in Imagem’s Berlin office with the new role becoming effective from February 1 2013.
"Bringing Jens into our Berlin office is an exciting step for us," said Imagem Music Group CEO André de Raaff.
“Germany is one of the world’s leading music markets and Imagem Music had a very successful year there in 2012. We want to develop our German company rapidly, and see great possibilities to achieve this with the help of Jens, with regard to exploiting our own catalogues/writers, signing and developing German writers, and concluding admin/sub-publishing deals.
“Jens, whom I know and have followed for a long time already, is one of the best music publishing executives in the German market, so I’m excited to grow our German company with him and Winfried Jacobs.”
Chief executive of Imagem Germany Winfried Jacobs added: “I am confident that the recruitment of such an experienced music publisher as Jens-Markus Wegener as Managing Director of Imagem Music GmbH will help tremendously to expand our German pop music publishing business.
"Following the great success of its first year, Imagem Music GmbH is poised to grow even more dramatically this year, with Jens joining a stellar team lead by Artists & Repertoire Manager Alex von Harsdorf that is both young and experienced.”
Wegener himself added: “The first time I met André de Raaff was when he was MD of Arcade. I always liked his straight-forward business attitude and his visions about the entire music market.
"Since André launched the Imagem Music Group a few years ago, I have observed how he combined caution with a big vision to build up one of the most interesting international publishing companies on the scene today. I am very honoured to become part of his team now as we continue to build on the successful growth of Imagem Music GmbH.”