Columbia Pres Greenberg To Exit Sony BMG

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Steve Greenberg will exit Sony BMG Music Entertainment tomorrow, June 9th, Billboard.biz reports. Greenberg was brought into the company as president of Columbia Records in January 2005 by then Sony BMG Music CEO Andrew Lack.

After Lack’s departure, Greenberg often clashed with Sony Music Label Group chairman/CEO Don Ienner, who wanted Greenberg to leave the label. New Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, however, defended Greenberg and fought to keep him.

Following Ienner’s June 1st departure, sources said it was possible that Greenberg would either keep his post at Columbia, get his own imprint on the BMG side, or leave the company altogether, according to Billboard.

Prior to his time at Columbia, Greenberg founded and ran S-Curve Records, best known as the home to Joss Stone. In addition to Stone, he has broken numerous other acts including Hanson and the Baja Men. He won a Grammy in 2001 for producing the Baja Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers