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2.10.15

On Forbes: Merger Reunites Classical Music Labels Of Father And Son


Merger Reunites Classical Music Labels Of Father And Son


Because the Christian Media Foundation (“Stiftung Christliche Medien”, SCM) based in Holzgerlingen near Stuttgart, Germany, no longer cared for having a classical music label on their hands – which, let’s face it, isn’t exactly the type of business that would be raking in profits or even breaking even without considerable effort – they wanted to dump the storied and well-reputed hänssler CLASSIC label. Now SCM has found someone to take it off their hands that will continue the wonderful work the label has been doing for well over 40 years. The taker-over? The smallish label Profil, which publishes most of its releases in the “Edition Günter Hänssler“. As the name suggests, the latter label is run by Günter Hänssler. And yes, he is related to the Hänssler in “hänssler CLASSIC”: He is the son of the founder and has long worked with the former label before founding his own. Now the mothership is with the son; a classical family-reunion story, you might say...

Full review on Forbes.com.

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