Press & ad hoc releases
Kontor New Media aquires Arising Empire
Kontor New Media and Arising Empire enter a new strong and strategic partnership. As one of the leading European digital distribution companies Kontor New Media has acquired Arising Empire as of the 01st July, founded in 2015 by Markus Staiger and Tobias “Tobbe” Falarz, the flagship label for Punk, Rock and Metalcore. The future partners jointly look forward…
Half-year figures Edel SE & Co. KGaA: Sales slightly higher, earnings below previous year
The Hamburg-based media group Edel SE & Co. KGaA (WKN 564950), listed on the Scale Segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, achieved a 3% increase in revenues to EUR 111.4 million in the first half of 2019/20 (1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020) compared to the same period last year (EUR 108.1 million). Net income for the first half fell from EUR 3.2 million to EUR 3.0 million and after deduction of minority interests from EUR 2.8 million to EUR 2.6 million.
Laith Al-Deen releases new studio album “Kein Tag umsonst” on 22 May 2020 at earMUSIC
eearMUSIC, the globally operating rock and pop label of Edel Germany GmbH, is happy about the signing of the distinctive German-speaking pop artist Laith Al-Deen. The newest member of the earMUSIC roster is especially close to the heart of Max Vaccaro’s team, as it is the first German-language signing on the label. This was…
Edel Verlagsgruppe launches social media campaign for solidarity with the book trade: #SolidaritätBuchhandel
Under the hashtag #SolidaritätBuchhandel, the Edel Verlagsgruppe (Publishing Group) is initiating a social media campaign for the stationary book trade that reaches millions. Together with authors, influencers, book bloggers and numerous trade partners, millions of followers are to be called …
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Deep Purple announce title and release date of their brand-new studio album. “Whoosh!” follows their worldwide chart-topping albums “inFinite” (2017) and “NOW What?!” (2013). After the suspense and speculations among the fan community created by cryptic messages and interviews by singer Ian Gillan during last December, the band finally confirms the release of their 21st studio album on August 7th, 2020 on earMUSIC.
Actor Robert Atzorn signs book contract with Eden Books
In 2017 Robert Atzorn had very suddenly and followed by a big media echo said goodbye to the public – and he has consistently carried out his plan, despite numerous offers. This year Robert Atzorn will be 75 years old and will now publish his first book “Showering and Teeth Brushing – What really counts in life” in May at Eden Books, an imprint of the Edel Publishing Group.
ZS Verlag ends cooperation with Gault&Millau – Start of cooperation with GUSTO
Since 2017, the Munich-based ZS Verlag has been the publisher of the Gault&Millau Deutschland restaurant and wine guide. The last few years have been a great pleasure for us as publishers in cooperation with the Gault&Millau editor-in-chief. We have expanded and repositioned the Gault&Millau brand for the German market. This is reflected positively in the numerous feedback we have received from the industry.
New signing at Edel Kultur – Queenz of Piano release their first album with Edel
Edel Kultur in Berlin announces a cooperation with Queenz of Piano. The Queenz of Piano combine the virtuosity and depth of classical music with the atmosphere of a pop concert. In times in which there is not only Goethe, but also Fuck ju Goethe, the two pianists break the boundaries between Bach and beats, E and U music, high and pop culture.
Status Quo celebrate great chart success with “Backbone”
earMUSIC is happy about the success of the new Status Quo album “Backbone” in the European charts. The band’s first album after the tragic death of Rick Parfitt and the first studio album after 8 years could immediately #6 in the German and English album charts. It sold 50,000 units in Europe in the first week after its release.
Edel Kids: Three reasons to celebrate
Edel Kids, the home entertainment brand for children’s entertainment of the Edel Group, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Since 1999, the label has been firmly established in countless children’s rooms with releases of radio plays, DVDs and digital productions on successful licensed themes such as Pettersson and Findus, Miraculous, Spirit: wild and free, Barbie, Dragons, Yakari or Mia and me.
New signing at Edel Kultur – Emmanuel Tjeknavorian signs exclusive contract with Berlin Classics
Edel Kultur announces a long-term collaboration with the Viennese violinist and conductor Emmanuel Tjeknavorian for 2020. As part of a new exclusive contract with the Edel Kultur label Berlin Classics, Tjeknavorian’s second album will be released in February 2020, featuring the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and his father Loris Tjeknavorian. The recording took place with the hr-Sinfonieorchester under Pablo Gonzáles.