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Sony BMG Music Appoints MDs For Nordic Countries

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Maarten Steinkamp, head of Sony BMG's operations in Continental Europe, appointed managing directors to lead Sony BMG's operations in the Nordic Countries, all reporting directly to him.

** Lena Midtveit, managing director, Sony BMG Norway;
** Per Sundin, managing director, Sony BMG Sweden;

** Henrik Daldorph, managing director, Sony BMG Denmark; and

** Kimmo Valtanen, managing director, Sony BMG Finland.

In addition to his responsibilities as managing director, Sony BMG Sweden, Sundin will also oversee artist marketing coordination, strategic marketing and new business for the Nordic Region.

"I am delighted to announce these key appointments," said Steinkamp. "The Nordic territories have great potential for many international as well as local artists and the combined roster of Sony and BMG holds tremendous promise for these markets. I am confident that the strong backgrounds, relationships in the industry, talent and leadership skills that Lena, Per, Henrik and Kimmo bring to Sony BMG will make us an industry leader in the Nordic territories."

Midtveit most recently served as managing director, BMG Norway, having risen through the ranks since joining the company in 1993 as royalty/copyright manager. During her decade at BMG Norway, she also served as general manager and marketing director.

Sundin most recently served as managing director, Sony Music Nordic, since 2002. In this role he oversaw Sony's operations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, while also serving as head of Sony Music Entertainment's company in Sweden, a role he held since 1998. Previously, he was the managing director of Radio City and head of Entertainment at TV4. He first joined CBS Records Sweden in 1984 in Promotion.

Daldorph most recently served as managing director, BMG Denmark, since 2003. Since first joining BMG Denmark as a product manager in 1993, he has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including head of marketing and promotion and general manager. Prior to that, he worked in a number of related fields including in music retail, management and as the co-owner of a sound studio and record label.

Valtanen most recently served as marketing manager, BMG Finland, since 1999, having joined the company as promotion manager in 1997. Prior to that, he worked in the music business as the member of a band, a promoter and founder of a record label. — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen