Edel is one of Europe’s leading independent music companies, with a further focus on books and home entertainment. We offer artists, authors, labels, publishers and other rights holders a unique range of products and services. Together, we take all steps from marketing to digital and physical distribution to the production of vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays as well as books. With over 1,000 employees in the Edel Family, we take care of the works of our partners.
We have been managing the releases of international artists, labels and brands since 1986, bringing together the best names and a diverse repertoire with a wide reach. We have publishing expertise in almost every genre. We offer comprehensive marketing, physical distribution in all trade channels and the production of records, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays from a single source. At the same time, our digital distributor Kontor New Media ensures perfect marketing in streaming and other digital channels. In this way, we occupy broad areas in all market segments and regularly reach international chart-topping positions.
Kontor Records is an instituition in international club/dance and techno. The talent factory stands worldwide as a top brand for the development of long-lasting, commercial dance acts and compilation brands. With over five million subscribers, Kontor.TV is also one of the most successful online music formats.
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With offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, our Edel Publishing Group is one of the largest independent book providers in Germany. The Edel publishing group includes the publishing houses ZS, Edel Books, Eden Books, Edel Sports, Dr. Oetker Verlag, Edel Kids Books, Edel Colors and Edel Elements. With the diversity of their programmes in the product groups guidebooks, popular non-fiction and children’s books, our publishing houses have earned themselves a loyal readership, a broad presence in the trade and top positions in the bestseller lists. Strong marketing and excellent PR work, closely coordinated with our trade partners, complement the strengths of the publishing group and ensure regular bestseller success. In addition to our own publishing houses, we give a home to a wide variety of customer publishers in the Edel publishing group and offer them not only physical and digital distribution, but also a direct link to our state-of-the-art book printing plant. The Prego Cookbookstore enriches the portfolio of the publishing group as Munich’s leading cookbook store.
As a full-service marketing organisation, Edel Book Sales is responsible for the sales business of the Edel publishing group in all trade channels. In addition to its own publishing houses, Edel Book Sales also offers its customer publishers Wort & Bild Verlag, falkemedia, Distanz Verlag, Olivia Verlag and Junior Medien customised sales concepts. As a strategic partner of major trade customers with a high level of analytics and a competent team, Edel Book Sales provides its publishers with the best placements in the book trade, in e-commerce and away from traditional sales channels.
With its books and digital offerings, ZS bundles over 30 years of advice expertise in the areas of culinary, fitness, health and life assistance. The publishing motto “live now!” stands for enjoyment, inspiration, support and motivation. With editorial expertise and a keen sense for topics that move people, ZS publishes books, e-books and audio books with its renowned authors, which are characterised by high-quality photography, graphics and feel.
Edel has been present in the home entertainment sector for more than 15 years and works with almost all important national and international licensors. We offer a diverse programme of series and films and comprehensive services for our partners, such as comprehensive marketing, physical distribution in all trade channels and the production of DVDs, Blu-rays and special editions from a single source. With our own authoring studio and encoding house, we provide the processing of audiovisual content and bring it to every physical format and market it on all digital VoD platforms worldwide – of course certified by iTunes, Netflix, Amazon and Google.
Our YouTube-certified digital distributor Kontor New Media grants perfect coordination possibilities for the release of film and series content of all kinds.
Edel Kids is one of the top players in Germany’s children’s rooms. With productions of audio plays in streaming and on DVDs, our children’s brand exploits international cinema and series successes. Pettersson and Findus, Yakari, Mia and Me and Barbie are among our top brands.
Our subsidiary optimal media, based in Röbel/Müritz, employs more than 750 people and operates on a production area of around 130,000 square meters.
The company is one of the most successful European media service providers with headquarters in Röbel an der Müritz and branches in Berlin and Hamburg.
Its customers include well-known music labels, software houses, film studios, advertising agencies, media and book publishers, industrial customers and public-sector clients in Germany and abroad.
Working closely together, Edel and optimal media offer their customers a unique service.
optimal media stands for the complete in-house production of first-class CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and records. The company’s own audio mastering studio sector5 also provides fine-tuning of the sound. Equipped with the best analog and digital equipment and many years of know-how, the studio masters CDs, vinyls (DMM and lacquer processes) and audio files.
The in-house print shop specializes in book and commercial printing. It creates excellent print products, such as image products, fine books and brochures, magazines, multimedia printed matter and packaging. optimal media is known for top quality and is also the largest full-service publishing print shop in northern Germany.
The logistics and fulfillment center ensures cost-effective warehousing and worldwide distribution. Order picking ranges from manual to fully automated. Over 60,000 pallet spaces, 20,000 spaces in the fully automated warehouse and over 75,000 picking trays bear witness to its efficiency.
The services also include returns and transport management, assortment compilations, display equipment and webshop solutions. optimal media handles individual services or controls the entire process chain – B2B or B2C.