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Welcome to THE A LABEL


Following you find an overview of the bands and companies I have worked with.

In 1989 I started working for Modern Music/Noise Records setting up a European distribution system. Among the bands I dealt with and in some cases still deal with today are such icons as Celtic Frost, Kreator, Gamma Ray, Helloween, Oomph, And One and Running Wild, just to name a few.

From 1991 to 1993 I was managing director and part owner of Headquarters GbR, handling the international distribution and acting as marketing consultant for L'age d'Or, Black Mark Productions, Modern Music Records GmbH and Modern Video GmbH.

In 1993 I returned to working for Modern Music Records GmbH being promoted to managing director. In 1996 Modern Music Records GmbH started a joint venture with Hellhound Records working with bands such as Saint Vitus, The Obsessed and Count Raven.

In 2001 Modern Music Records GmbH was taken over by Sanctuary Records Group Ltd./Sanctuary Records plc. and I got the chance to work with bands such as Dolly Parton, Gary Moore, The Libertines, The Kinks, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Adam Green, Belle & Sebastian, Brian Wilson and Kelly Osbourne.

In 2004 I founded my own management company and started to manage Celtic Frost, Stratovarius and Kamelot, all of which I had been working with for many years during my employment with Noise Records.

In 2005 the booking agency Twisted Talent Concerts, Dreffein, Lange, Musielak, Wilkes GbR was founded booking various Japanese J-Rock bands such as Dir en grey or DŽespairsRay as well as Ministry, Celtic Frost and Stratovarius.

In 2006 I started consulting work for Century Media Records acting as label manager for all concerns outside of North America.

Since 2007 I am also the managing director of the newly founded company Artist Services Ltd.