Brian Berg is Chairman of Eclipse Global Entertainment.
He also holds senior media and music consultancy roles for various major companies and is Executive Producer on the smash hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats. In addition to this, he also has interests in other entertainment-based business ventures.
Prior to this Brian was the President of Universal Music Enterprises (UME) and a director of Universal Music, which is the biggest record company in the World.
As well as being involved with many of the artists signed to Universal Music, before becoming President of UME, he was Managing Director of Universal Music TV (UMTV), the label responsible for the compilation album business where UMTV was market leader. Here he came up with the original compilation idea for Dreamboats and Petticoats and the series has sold nearly 5 million copies in the UK since the launch. After the huge success of the first album, Brian extended the Dreamboats brand from a compilation album to a musical, the first time it has ever happened, partnering with Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield and it has just finished 10 years at three major West End theatres and several national tours.
As MD of UMTV, Brian also signed the highly successful independent label All Around The World, to Universal. This brought access to and revenue from new digital TV stations Clubland and Massive R&B, which again spawned from multi-platinum compilation series, as well as introducing ground breaking artists like N-Dubz to Universal. At UMTV, he was also responsible for one of the biggest singles of this century, Tony Christie and Peter Kay’s Amarillo. Brian has been involved with Universal Music (formerly Polygram) since 1981 and was also Managing Director of direct marketing pioneer Tellydisc. Prior to this he worked for EMI Records and developed the famous Golden Greats collections. This followed a career in advertising.
Brian has been Chairman of Fundraising for the leading music industry charity Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, as well as a governor of the school and is still very involved with the charity.