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BMG restructures Spanish leadership

By | Published on Thursday 24 November 2022


BMG has announced a restructure of the leadership at its Spanish operations, with the division now jointly led by Marcos Fairweather – who is overseeing recordings – and Javier Doria – handling music publishing.

“The market in Spain, particularly among established and proven artists, is currently one of the most interesting internationally”, says Maximilian Kolb, BMG’s EVP Repertoire & Marketing Continental Europe. “It’s also one of the strongest export markets and serves as a musical crossroad to both Latin America and Continental Europe. We believe this agile new structure will allow us to offer those artists and songwriters a degree of priority and global access unavailable elsewhere”.

Fairweather, who joins from Universal Music Publishing, adds: “I’m so excited to join the team in what is a new chapter at BMG for me. The core values of this company resonate with my views on how to best serve artists. A&R for me is first and foremost about artists and about building connections for them to develop their careers to their fullest potential”.

Meanwhile, producer, songwriter and performer Doria – who joined BMG in an A&R role in 2020 – comments: “BMG has built a strong position in the music publishing business since its launch in Spain. Moving forward, we want to develop new creative opportunities in the local market and introduce our songwriters to new audiences using our global network”.

The restructuring follows the departure of former Managing Director Pablo Rodriguez, who left the company in March this year.