Four Music

  1. How German Reggae Star Gentleman Found Success By Keeping It Real

    March 27, 2012 12:18 PM EDT Richie Stephens (left) and Gentleman perform at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge March 13. (Photo: Marjorie Flash) In 1998, German sing-jay Gentleman flew to Kingston, Jamaica to further his career in reggae. Seeking recording opportunities, ...

  2. Adele Wins, Katy Perry Performs at 2012 German ECHO Awards in Berlin

    March 23, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Berlin - At the 21st German ECHO award show Thursday night in Berlin, UK singer Adele, who did not attend the award show, was honored with two ECHO awards in the best international Rock/Pop artist and for album of the year for 21 . Further interna ...

  3. Casper, Tim Bendzko, Gotye: Germany's Echo Awards Dominated by Newcomers

    March 08, 2012 6:30 AM EST BERLIN - The final list of nominees for Germany's 2012 ECHO music award were announced earlier this week in Berlin. This year's slate is dominated by newcomers: German rapper Casper was nominated in four categories, while rising star Tim ...

  4. Philip Ginthor Named CEO of Sony Music GSA

    August 09, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Philip Ginthör, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment GSA. Philip Ginthör has been named CEO of Sony Music Entertainment GSA (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), succeeding Edgar Berger, who was officially named CEO and Chairman of Sony Music Internation ...

  5. Germany's GUN Records Shut Down

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Germany has closed GUN Records in Bochum with immediate effect. The rock label GUN (Great Unlimited Noises) was founded in 1992 as a joint venture by Wolfgang Funk and BMG. Funk, who left his role as president of the company in December ...

  6. Columbia Germany Opens Berlin Unit

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG's Columbia Germany label has launched a Berlin cell. With immediate effect, the label's Munich team will concentrate on the mainstream pop and pop-rock genres, while the new Berlin office will be responsible for its alternative ...

  7. Braum Splits With Four Music

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fitz Braum, managing director and founder of the Berlin label Four Music, will exit at the end of the month. Braum intends to start new activities, details for which he declined to discuss. Going forward, Philip Ginthör, label head of Sony BMG ...

  8. Sony BMG Strikes Four Music Distribution Deal

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having acquiring a 50% stake in Four Music earlier this month, Sony BMG has additionally reached an agreement to handle distribution for the Berlin label. Having acquiring a 50% stake in Four Music earlier this month, Sony BMG has additionally rea ...

  9. German Acts Get Behind Anti Right-Wing Campaign

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading German acts such as Die Fantastischen Vier, Max Herre, Sportfreunde Stiller and Keimzeit have donated tracks to a campaign to influence voters against the extreme right-wing. Leading German acts such as Die Fantastischen Vier, Max Herre, S ...

  10. German Acts Get Behind Anti Right-Wing Campaign

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SPD politicians to distribute CDs in Germany. Leading German acts such as Die Fantastischen Vier, Max Herre, Sportfreunde Stiller and Keimzeit have donated tracks to a campaign to influence voters against the extreme right-wing. The CD "Gemei ...