In 1985 Professor Dieter Gorny founded the Rockbüro NRW (Rock Office NRW) and in 1989 he developed the music fair Popkomm. From 1993 until 2000 he had been Managing Director of VIVA Fernsehen GmbH; from 2000 he had been Chief Executive Officer of VIVA Media AG. In 1992 Dieter Gorny was awarded the ECHO and in 1997 he was winner of the Adolf Grimme award. Dieter Gorny has been member of the board of Deutscher Musikrat (German Music Council) since 2000. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Bundesverband Musikindustrie (German section of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) as well as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Initiative Musik since 2007. From 2007 to 2011 he has been representing the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 as Artistic Director. Since 2011 he is Managing Director of ecce. In March 2015 he was appointed as Special Advisor for Creative and Digital Economy to the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.
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