Former Sony legal chief bags new role

The former senior vice president of legal and business affairs at Sony BMG, Alasdair George, has joined niche media and entertainment advisory and investment group Edge.

George left Sony BMG last year to launch his own consultancy (The Lawyer, 30 October). He joined Sony Music in 1994 as business affairs manager from London firm Compton Carr, where he spent eight years.

While in private practice, George represented numerous high-profile clients including Blur, Happy Mondays, Sade, Spandau Ballet and Stereo MCs as well as One Little Indian Records and Island Records.

During his 13 years at Sony, George handled the merger of Sony and Warner’s distribution businesses, the UK and Irish aspects of the Sony BMG merger, and the re-signing of George Michael in 2003.

George also sat on the management boards of Sony Music/Sony BMG Music UK for the past 10 years, as well as the council of the BPI for the past seven years.

Edge founder David Glick, a former partner at Mishcon de Reya, said George’s “proven ability and wealth of experience are second to none and will greatly benefit our clients and investors”.