BIMBOM BARKAH APPOINTED GM, UNIVERSAL MUSIC INDONESIA
Hong Kong, China, January 25, 2008 — Bimbom Barkah has been named General Manager of Universal Music Indonesia, effective today. The appointment was announced by Sandy Monteiro, Senior Vice-President of Universal Music Group International (ASEAN), to whom he will report.
Based in Jakarta, Barkah will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s daily operations. He will lead his team in developing future business strategies for domestic and international repertoire as well as strengthening local media and corporate alliances.
Bimbom joins Universal Music with more than 15 years’ experience in the music business, including various programming, marketing and promotion posts at Hard Rock FM, MTV South East Asia, BMG Indonesia and Warner Music Indonesia. In 2007, he became Managing Director of ImportMusic.com, specialising in digital content.
Monteiro said, “Bimbom is a dynamic music executive with a comprehensive background in so many aspects of the industry, which will serve us well in today’s ever-changing market. I’m confident he will lead Universal Music Indonesia into an exciting new era.”
Barkah takes over from Anthony Shih, who retired as Managing Director of Universal Music Indonesia in October 2007. During the transition period, Monteiro was the interim head, reporting to Max Hole, President of UMGI Asia Pacific.
Universal Music Indonesia is part of the Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry’s largest global music publishing operation.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Emarcy, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal South Records and Verve Music Group, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S. ). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Global Digital Initiatives.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.