Ferguson, Tom; Brandle, Lars
June 2006
Billboard;6/17/2006, Vol. 118 Issue 24, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the appointment of Rob Stringer as president of Sony Music Label Group and Tim Bowen as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Great Britain-based executives who have worked with Bowen and Stringer suggest the duo's very different skills should combine well at the helm of Sony BMG. Soho Artists founder Paul Burger and former Sony Music Europe president, praises both men's skills, but cites one issue about Bowen's and Stringer's appointments. "Neither Tim nor Rob have huge experience in the U.S. They are going to have to plug in very quickly to all that is involved in terms of a market of that size," says Burger.


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