A&R Worldwide Opens In Bavaria

Sat Bisla’s A&R Worldwide has teamed with long-term partner Brainstorm Music Marketing to launch its German operation.

Los Angeles-based A&R Worldwide, which Bisla founded a decade ago, has been instrumental in helping with the early development of a long list of acts including Dido, Faithless, Keane, Coldplay, MUSE, The Ting Tings, Lily Allen, and Jessie J.

In the last 20 years, Brainstorm –based in Bad Hindelang in Bavaria – has become one of Germany’s most successful independent artist development companies.

The deal to set up A&R Worldwide Germany, which will allow global initiatives for music, media, brands and technology clients to be delivered to the German, Austrian and Swiss markets, was signed at the end of January.

A&R Worldwide also organises MUSEXPO and MUSEXPO Europe, the conference and networking events referred to as the “United Nations of Music.”

The next MUSEXPO is in Los Angeles April 29 to May 2, when the speakers are expected to include top Australian promoter Michael Chugg, Roar Global (UK) chief exec Jonathan Shalit, Interscope Records international chief Martin Kierszenbaum, and Folkert Koopmans, founder and managing director of top German promoter FKP Scorpio.