French record boss dies, at 62

French record boss dies, at 62


norman lebrecht

October 06, 2013

Bernard Carbonez, former CEO of French BMG, has died, reportedly by his own hand, a day before his 63rd birthday. As well as steering the careers of Patrick Bruel and Roch Voisine, he was a judge on Belgium’s Pop Idol.

bernard carbonez


  • Fred says:

    Just for the record the English for some reason always get it wrong when it concerns Belgium. He was a Judge on the FLEMISH (i.e. Dutch speaking) “Idool’ for the Flemish TV channel VTM, nothing “Belgian” about it….The French speaking part of Belgium (Wallonia in the south) have a French version of the programme.