Officially started operating in 2004 when Andreas Schubert invited Jiřina Petrová from Universal Music Publishing Czech Republic to join the SMP family. Within the first few years the territories have proved to be of great importance for the Eastern European part of Schubert Music and thanks to Jiřina’s great experience and impressive perseverance SMP Czech Republic is today well established on the market, being also member of local PRO Board (OSA).
In 2012/3 when Jiřina shortly paused for a maternity leave, a new colleague, Jiří Erlebach, joined SMP to develop the company even further. Since Czech Republic is the top market for cover versions there is a lot to be done in terms of song pitching and with the local artists being hungry for good hits coming from international environments, we have a large space for cooperation with other territories.
Slovakia, on the other hand, is much better for sync deals so this is essential for us to sustain a good relationship with the local creative industry.