Richard Wernicke is Head of Content Central & Eastern Europe at Deezer. He is responsible for all editorial content and label relations within the CEE region, and is in charge of developing and executing innovative campaigns for local and international artists. Wernicke first joined Deezer in 2013 as Head of Content and Editorial of GSA (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Prior to Deezer, Wernicke was the Label Relations Director at Simfy, a German music streaming service, where he maintained and expanded the label catalogue, as well as handled artist marketing initiatives and exclusives. Before Simfy, Wernicke was Senior A&R Manager at EMI Music and also worked as an A&R Manager at Four Music. He got his first start in the music business working as a Label Manager at Groove Attack Productions.