Deutsche Grammmophon Names Mark Wilkinson Pres.
March 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM (PT)
Iconic Classical music label DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON has named MARK WILKINSON as its new President, starting APRIL 9th, MUSICWEEK reports. Currently the Managing Dir. for DECCA RECORDS, WILKINSON previously held senior management and marketing posts within UNIVERSAL MUSIC for the past 19 years.
"I am delighted that MARK will be taking over the leadership of DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON," UNIVERSAL MUSIC/GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND Pres. FRANK BRIEGMANN said. "In addition to his expertise and his UNIVERSAL MUSIC experience, he has a strong reputation as a champion for Classical music and its artists.
"Just like our long-standing label, he stands for quality, creativity and brilliance -- and I know it’s his ambition to stimulate and increase people’s appetite for the music of this beautiful, diverse label. I am looking forward to working with MARK, and wish him in this new post, as well as the entire DG team, much success!"
"DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON LPs from the giants of classical music recording history were a central part of my own musical upbringing, so the opportunity to work with the YELLOW LABEL’s dynamic team, its unique roster of both new and established artists, and its peerless catalogue is a genuine honour," WILKINSON said.
"This is a time of great change and opportunity in Classical music, and it’s a new era for DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON," UMG International COO MAX HOLE said. "MARK will bring energy, enthusiasm and innovation to this great company."