Oppelaar, Justin
December 2000
Daily Variety;12/27/2000, Vol. 270 Issue 18, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on speculations on the replacement of Rudi Gassner as chairman of Bertelsmann AG's United States music company BMG Entertainment. Death of Gassner after a heart attack; Competition for the position between Kevin Conroy and Andreas Schmidt; Conroy and Schmidt's accomplishments in the music industry; Conflicts over Bertelmann's scheme to help Napster develop a legal file-sharing service.


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