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Music publisher Schubert Music expands management wing via Celsius acquisition

By | Published on Tuesday 21 November 2017

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Independent music publisher Schubert Music has expanded its non-publishing interests by acquiring German artist management firm Celsius Management.

Schubert Music, a key independent publisher in Central and Eastern Europe, already has some operations outside music publishing, including label services and artist management, under the Schubert Music Agency brand. The Celsius acquisition will see that side of the business expand, bringing a number of new artists into the fold.

Andreas Schubert, the founder of Schubert Music, has bought Celsius Management from its founder, Markus Hartmann. Confirming the deal, Hartmann told reporters: “Andreas Schubert and his worldwide team are the perfect partners to lead the company and the artists into the future and to set new goals”.

Adding that “artist management is on many levels one of the most complex challenges in the music business”, Hartmann also mused that: “The era in which artist managers can be the game changers is just beginning”.

Confirming the deal from his side, Schubert: “Working with artists is always something very personal; in fact, management without emotional attachment is inconceivable. Therefore, it is especially important for us to prove to all of the artists who now come to us with Celsius, that besides the first-class service we provide, we also have the willingness to engage with them and to support them wherever necessary. Our international reach, with offices in thirteen countries and the wide range of creative services we offer, will help that”.