Sony Music is launching a new joint venture label in Germany with SDM – the artist management, production and A&R company run by CEO, Stefan Dabruck and GM, Frank Klein.
Famouz Records is being launched as a new imprint at Sony GSA in conjunction with SDM, which says it will provide Sony with access to its creative network.
For more than 20 years, manager/producer duo Dabruck and Klein have worked with artists including Robin Schulz, Alle Farben, Hugel, Panjabi MC and Laserkraft 3D.
Since its foundation in 2017, SDM itself has managed DJs and producers in Germany, Greece, Azerbaijan plus various songwriters in Nashville, USA.
Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba, CEO Sony Music GSA, said: “As DJs, producers, managers and entrepreneurs, Stefan Dabruck and Frank Klein have written a terrific success story.
“From now on we intend to continue that story together with Famouz Records and release successful pop music, that causes sensations far beyond the German market. That’s the goal of the shared journey we are undertaking together with Stefan, Frank and the whole SDM team.”
“we intend [for] Famouz Records [to] release successful pop music, that causes sensations far beyond the German market.”
Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba, Sony Music
Stefan Dabruck, CEO SDM: “We are very much looking forward to this adventure and our new baby, Famouz. Sony has always been our partner of choice, because it’s part of our strategy to think globally right from the beginning.
“We complement each other perfectly regarding network and A&R expertise and we are convinced to be causing a stir together with Patrick, Daniel and the whole Sony and SDM teams”.
Dabruck is a part of songwriter team Junx, who have penned records for the likes of Robin Schulz and David Guetta.
Junx are signed to BMG, where Darbuck signed a wide-ranging publishing partnership in 2017.
[Pictured L-R: Markus Hartmann, Vice President Ariola & RCA GSA; Mathias Schorer, Senior A&R Manager Ariola & RCA GSA; Julia Bezzenberger, lawyer SDM; Frank Klein, General Manager SDM; Daniel Lieberberg, President SME Continental Europe & Africa; Stefan Dabruck, CEO SDM; Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba, CEO Sony Music GSA; Arndt Küntzel-Sedler, Director Marketing Ariola & RCA GSA]Music Business Worldwide