Nyhet25 April 2014

Sweden-based music creators’ rights organization STIM appoints Mr. Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen as CEO. Dyhrberg Nielsen is at present CEO of Nordic copyright management organization NCB, Nordisk Copyright Bureau, as well as its subsidiary NMP, Network of Music Partners.

Sweden-based music creators’ rights organization STIM today announces the appointment of Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen as new CEO. Danish citizen Dyhrberg Nielsen succeeds former STIM CEO Kenth Muldin, who stepped down last February. At present, Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen is CEO of Nordic copyright management organization NCB (Nordisk Copyright Bureau), based in Copenhagen, Denmark. NCB manages recording and copying rights, and is owned by STIM and its counterparts in Denmark, Finland and Norway. Dyhrberg Nielsen has served as NCB CEO since 2008, and has since 2012 also been CEO of its subsidiary NMP (Network of Music Partners), which is owned by NCB and PRS for Music.

– I have been offered the opportunity to lead an organization which faces crucial challenges, but also is in a unique position to meet them. While I regret having to leave NCB after a great experience of six years, I am excited about the chance to further develop STIM, a well-established and influential copyright management organization. I am grateful for this vote of confidence from the STIM Board of Directors, and look forward to start working in Stockholm, says Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen.

– Karsten is the ideal candidate for this job. With his vast knowledge of the rights’ management business, combined with his widespread international network and long-time leadership experience, he is the right person to continue the establishment of STIM as a modern organization with a central position in today’s digital, cross-border music economy. We look forward to welcoming Karsten to Stockholm, says STIM Chair Kjell-Åke Hamrén.

During the coming months, Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen will continue to serve in his previous position at NCB and NMP, as the Boards of Directors of each organization decide on how to structure future management. Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen plans to take office in Stockholm, Sweden, during early August. Until that time, STIM interim CEO Alfons Karabuda will remain in charge.

About STIM
STIM is a Sweden-based rights organization for musical works. The organization was founded in 1923 and operates on a non-profit basis. STIM is owned by 71 000 affiliated composers, lyricists and music publishers, an increase of 40 percent since 2005. The organization’s cultural activities include grants, scholarships and prizes to songwriters, lyricists and composers, as well as funding of programs for contemporary art music. www.stim.se/en

About NCB
NCB - Nordisk Copyright Bureau - is a Nordic society that in collaboration with affiliated societies all over the world manages the recording and copying rights in music on CD, DVD, film, video, the internet etc for composers, lyricists and music publishers. NCB's head office is in Copenhagen with a staff of approximately 35 employees. NCB's territory of administration covers all Nordic and Baltic countries.

About NMP
NMP - Network of Music Partners A/S - is a joint venture company providing back-office services to the music copyright administration industry. NMP is owned by NCB and PRS for Music (PRS for Music is the music copyright society for recording, copying and performing rights in the UK). The management is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the operations take place in Copenhagen as well as in London with Danish and UK staff. NMP employs more than 50 people on the two locations.