Brian Berg is Chairman of Eclipse.
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 Additionally he has interests in other entertainment-based business ventures, creating musical concepts and merchandising projects. Recently Brian became a non- executive director of the public company One Media IP which owns and streams over 250,000 music tracks and has developed the leading music industry anti-piracy streaming device called TCAT.
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 is market leader. Here he came up with the original compilation idea for Dreamboats and Petticoats and the series has sold over 4.5 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. The show ran for 10 years in three West End theatres and several regional tours having grossed over £60 million at the UK box office. The first branded concert tour has also been capitalised and ready for the market.
As MD of UMTV, Brian was also responsible for bringing the highly successful independent label All Around The World, into Universal. This brought access to and revenue from brand new digital TV stations Clubland and Massive R&B, which again spawned from multi-platinum compilation series, as well as introducing groundbreaking 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. Brian has overseen the sales of 250 million record sales in his music career, after following a stint in advertising.
Brian is former Chairman of Fundraising and board member for the leading music industry charity Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, as well as being Governor of the school.
Brian has recently set up a new label called Xploded Music TV with some ex colleagues to exploit the void in the physical compilation market recently largely vacated by the majors with the successful launch of the Rock Down series’.