SBMGE Names Julie Swidler EVP/Biz Affairs, Gen. Counsel
May 1, 2008 at 12:09 PM (PT)
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT has promoted JULIE SWIDLER to EVP/Business Affairs and General Counsel. She will oversee both business affairs and legal for the global company, as well as provide guidance to SONY BMG’s labels and operating units on a wide variety of issues, including artist and employment contracts, third party agreements, digital technology issues, strategic negotiations, transactional matters and litigation.
"During her tenure with SONY BMG, JULIE has been an irreplaceable member of the executive team," SBMGE CEO ROLF SCHMIDT-HOLTZ stated. "Her business and legal acumen place her among the top executives working in her field, and her fiscally responsible approach to business has helped us to implement significant cost-saving measures. She is passionate about both music and the music business, and she is a skilled leader as well as a true team player. In short she is perfect for this pivotal role."