Universal Music Germany has signed long-term contract renewals with national acts Rammstein, Sportfreunde Stiller, Jeanette, Schiller and Paul van Dyk.

Universal Music Germany has signed long-term contract renewals with national acts Rammstein, Sportfreunde Stiller, Jeanette, Schiller and Paul van Dyk.

“Our goal remains to build up our own artists to turn them into key long-term players in the music scene,” comments Frank Briegmann, president/CEO of Universal Music Germany.

Domestic repertoire has proved to be one of the strengths of Universal Music Germany's business in recent years, Briegmann added. The Berlin-based company claimed a 24.7% stake of the market in 2004, according to the IFPI.