Schubert Music and The Orchard together!

press release
January 30, 2020

+++ Schubert Music establishes new international label structure in co-operation with The Orchard 

+++ Thomas Thyssen promoted to Managing Director and Head of Recorded Music in Germany

Schubert Music Europe GmbH, the holding company for all music publishers of the Schubert Music Publishing group as well as several other music companies, currently running 13 international offices and covering 29 territories, has established a new, international structure featuring ten record labels, in co-operation with The Orchard, the world’s largest independent distributor. 

Thomas Thyssen, who joined Schubert Music from Universal Music in the Summer of 2018, has been promoted to Managing Director of Schubert Music Agency GmbH, based in Germany, and Head of Recorded Music. Thyssen, who worked for many years as a Senior PR Manager and later also as a Product Manager for Polydor/Island and as A&R Consultant for Deutsche Grammophon, takes over the management of the new label structure and reports directly to Schubert Music CEO Andreas Schubert

The new structure so far includes ten record labels that each specialize in specific genres, covering all kinds of musical varieties, from Alternative to Pop via Dance and Post-Punk to Latin. The label heads include long-standing industry veterans such as Daryl Bamonte(Schubert Music UK, London), Bill Murphy (Schubert Music US, Los Angeles), Michael Pagnotta (Schubert Music US, New York), Eric Burton (General Manager Hardbeat Promotion + Celsius Management, Hamburg), Sebastián Ruiz-Tagle (Schubert Music, A&R Manager Spain + Latin America) and Markus Schmidt (Pump It Suzi, Labelhead, Frankfurt am Main).

Also included in the new structure are already established label brands such as Unique Records from Duesseldorf, with a focus on Psychedelic and Garage, run by Ina Schulz (Schubert Music Germany), as well as Bruit Blanc from Paris – managed by Matthieu Chabaud (Schubert Music France).

First signings and a detailed overview of the label structure will be announced promptly.