Will Sony Music Get A New Chief Next Week?
October 15, 2010 at 3:35 AM (PT)
The decision on who will lead SONY MUSIC may be made at a management summit next week, reports THE NEW YORK POST. "Among the candidates vying for the top job are, RCA MUSIC GROUP Chief BARRY WEISS, ROB STRINGER, who runs COLUMBIA/EPIC and MARTIN BANDIER, who oversees SONY/ATV, SONY's music-publishing unit, according to sources. SONY MUSIC executives will be sweating out their futures in MIAMI, where they are gathering to digest the digital music business run by THOMAS HESSE. But what executives really want to know is who will be leading the company come next year."
ALL ACCESS reported in JULY (NET NEWS 7/15) that SONY CORP. has quietly started a preliminary search for a new chief of its SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT division. Current CEO ROLF SCHMIDT-HOLTZ, who is under contract through MARCH 2011, currently travels between the U.S. and GERMANY, and SONY Chairman HOWARD STRINGER is quietly looking for a U.S.-based executive to replace the company’s current division head.