Hamburg-based music publisher Peermusic has signed one of Germany's most successful composers and producers, Peter Hoffmann and his publishing company Capellmeister Musikverlag.

Hoffmann is credited with discovering and producing German band Tokio Hotel, which is now Germany's most recognised contemporary music act internationally. The group's latest album, "Scream" (Cherrytree/Interscope) peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard 200. Hoffmann's other top-selling performers include German soul singer Jennifer Kae, children's group Lollipops and veteran artists Vicky Leandros and Marianne Rosenberg.

Michael Karnstedt, chairman of Peermusic Europe tells Billboard.biz: "We are very pleased indeed that such a renowned composer and producer as Peter Hoffmann has opted to join Peermusic. With us, he will encounter a creative environment with authors and producers who have been able to achieve national and international success. The collaboration with Peter Hoffmann and his publishing company Capellmeister Musikverlag marks a particular distinction for us and underscores once more the great reputation which Peermusic enjoys with creative people."

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