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[MXD Networking på SPOT Festival ’18] Mød Emerged Agency

Asbjørn Hæstrup

Inden SPOT Festival 2018 introducerer vi dig til flere af de internationale branchepersoner, som har bekræftet deres deltagelse på årets SPOT Festival. Her kan du møde Manuel fra Emerged Agency.

Du kan møde alle MXD’s internationale gæster til MXD’s Superbowl, vores årlige SPOT networking-arrangement mellem den internationale og danske musikbranche, som finder sted lørdag d. 12/5 i Aarhus Bowlinghal.

Name: Manuel Schottmüller

Company: Emerged Agency

Title: CEO, Agent, Promoter

Based in: Düsseldorf & Zurich

Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster? Founded in 2015, we are currently working with around 230 artists, representing them mainly for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We have our roots in funk, soul and hiphop, and have also become one of the leading agencies in Germany for electronic music. We represent artists like Steve Aoki as well as the founder of Ethio Jazz, Mulatu Astatke. The spectrum of the artists we represent always reflects the music we love. From hip-hop legend Talib Kweli to bass superstar Flume. From French House artist Tchami to Trap mastermind Jauz.

– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment? I am working with Steve Aoki for Germany and we are in preparation for his festival appearances this summer. He will be headlining all the big electronic festivals in Germany. I am also putting another tour together for Mount Kimbie and looking into shows for Martin Jensen. Baloji, an artist from Belgium&Kongo just finished his tour and I am working on the festival appearances in summer for him. Also I am very excited about Altin Gün, a Turkish psycho-pop band from Holland, who also play at the Spot festivals. We have several festivals coming up for them and I am also looking into a headline tour in early 2019.

What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music? I started collecting records when I was 15 and later became a DJ in several clubs. In 2000, during my time at university, I started an internship at a concert agency and have worked in the business since.

What are your favourite Danish acts? Martin Jensen, MØ, Sekuoia, Fallulah.

Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? Beastie Boys