Thomas Thyssen, who has been working as Head of Recorded Music for the international label structure of Schubert Music Europe since January 2020, has now also been promoted to Managing Director of the Hamburg- and Berlin-based Schubert Music Publishing GmbH.
Thyssen, who worked as an editor-in-chief, local concert and festival organizer in the Ruhr area and Berlin, tour manager, author, freelance promoter, DJ, in artist management and for many years as Senior PR manager as well as Product Manager for Polydor/Island (Universal Music) and as A&R consultant for Deutsche Grammophon and the Swiss electronic music legends YELLO, takes on the overall responsibility for all business areas of Schubert Music in Germany and will from now on report directly to Schubert Music CEO Andreas Schubert here as well.
Schubert Music Europe GmbH, the holding company, which includes all departments of the Schubert Music Publishing Group, which currently has 13 international offices and covers 29 territories, founded a new international label structure, including various labels, from Pop to Alternative via Schlager and Latin to Post-Punk, at the beginning of last year in pre-pandemic times – distributed world-wide by The Orchard.
In 2020, Schubert Music Europe was able to achieve noteriety and early successes in the European market thanks to new releases by for e.g. legendary German singer Joachim Witt (Top 15 in the Official German Charts), the British Alternative Darlings I Like Trains (Top 40 in the UK Alternative Charts), Danish superstar Medina and underground insider tip Laura Carbone (“Live at WDR Rockpalast”), whereas acts like Tagua Tagua, Mula and Lucia Tacchetti („Vans Musicians Wanted” US Award Winner), all signed to Schubert Music label Costa Futuro, were able to garner considerable success in the Spanish-speaking regions and Latin markets.
The new solo album by German 90s icon Jasmin Wagner, which will be released on the in-house Schlager label Mirabella, as well as the new album of Golden Globe winner Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) on the London-based Atlantic Curve label, are currently being worked on with high priority. Further new signings for all labels as well as on the publishing side will be announced in the coming weeks and months.