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Jonathan Sternberg named Senior Vice President & European Councel, Sony BMG Music Entertaiment

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NEW YORK (Sony BMG) - Jonathan Sternberg has been appointed Senior Vice President & European Counsel, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, it was announced today by Lisa Weiss, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, to whom he reports. Mr. Sternberg is based in London.

In his new role Mr. Sternberg will be responsible for legal, regulatory and industry issues of a pan-European nature, including industry-related rights negotiations and legislative issues.
"I am pleased to announce Jonathan?s appointment," Ms. Weiss commented. "His knowledge of issues relating to the European market, together with his extensive contacts within the music industry, make him the ideal choice to represent the company on a variety of issues."

Most recently Mr. Sternberg served as Senior Vice President & European Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment since 1997. He joined CBS U.K. in January 1985 as Legal Manager.
In 1987, he was promoted to Senior Legal Manager, and became Director, Legal Affairs shortly thereafter.
In 1991 he was named Director, Legal, Corporate & Business Affairs and was appointed Senior Counsel, U.K. and Europe, in 1994. In 1996, he was named Vice President & Senior Counsel of Sony Music Entertainment U.K. Prior to joining Sony Music Entertainment, Mr. Sternberg was a partner in the London-based law firm of Rayner De Wolfe, having qualified as a solicitor in 1979.

Mr. Sternberg has been a board director of both Phonographic Performance Limited and Video Performance Limited. He is also a member of the BPI and IFPI Rights Committees, the former of which he chaired in 1992.

About Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

Contact:
John McKay
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
212.833.5520






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