Dr. Florian Drücke, Maître en Droit, Lawyer. Chairman & CEO, Bundesverband Musikindustrie e. V
Florian Drücke studied law in Berlin and Toulon and finished his law studies in France with the Maîtrise degree. In 2004, he earned his doctorate with a dissertation on French and German competition law. After his legal training, which he spent, inter alia, at the Berlin Senate Chancellery, at a law firm in Aix-en-Provence and at an international law firm that specializes in media law, the lawyer became Legal Counsel at Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V. (BVMI – IFPI Germany) in January 2006. In 2008, he took over the legal department and the political lobbying as Head of Legal & Political Affairs, becoming Managing Director in November 2010. In November 2017, he was voted into the position of Chairman & CEO. Since then he has, among other things, represented the BVMI at international level, in the Main Board of the global umbrella organisation, IFPI. He is also the shareholder representative and member of the supervisory board of the Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten (GVL).
Florian Drücke has testified as an expert in different Committees of the German Bundestag and the European Parliament as well as before the Federal Constitutional Court. He is the author of multiple articles on digital policy and copyright law and related topics for German media. Beyond that, he is the co-editor of the standard reference work “Handbuch der Musikwirtschaft” (Handbook of the Music Industry), C.H. Beck 2018, and co-author of the book “Musik, Recht und Verträge” (Music, Law and Contracts), Verlag Medien und Recht 2012. In addition, he has for many years been actively engaged in the key topics and debates surrounding digitalization and the cultural and creative industries.
He is also a member of a number of boards and committees, including the Advisory Committee of the German National Library, the Advisory Board of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, the Federal Expert Committee for the Music Industry at the Deutscher Musikrat as well as the advisory board of the international music trade show, Midem. Since May 2016 he has been a member of the Deutsch-Französischer Kulturrat and was elected co-president in January 2018.
Florian Drücke was born on March 8th, 1975 in Heidelberg. He is married, has two sons and lives in Berlin.