Berlin/New York, October 1, 2012
“Sony Classical announces the appointment of Wulf Müller as an exclusive Jazz A&R consultant. Working with the Sony Classical teams in Berlin and New York, he will be bringing new and established artists to the company, overseeing product development and supporting the international marketing of the releases.
Wulf Müller has 29 years of experience in the music business, most of them in jazz marketing and A&R for PolyGram and later Universal Music International in London where he has been responsible for all signings on the Emarcy label. He has been Executive Producer on countless recordings, including albums by Michael Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Scofield, James Carter, Jane Monheit and Charlie Haden and has worked closely with or signed artists like Sonny Rollins, Madeleine Peyroux and Sergio Mendes.
Bogdan Roscic, President Sony Classical, said: “Wulf is one of the most experienced and respected executives in the jazz world and I have wanted to bring him to Sony for a long time. As the Sony Classical labels steadily broaden their scope in terms of musical genres, he will contribute to the depth of the roster and projects that we deliver. The last years have shown how many great opportunities the many facets of today’s jazz present – it’s a great time for Wulf to be joining our team.”
Wulf Müller commented on the appointment: “I am honoured and excited to be asked to start jazz activities within Sony Classical and look forward to working with the Sony teams on some of the greatest artists in today’s music world.”
The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Müller will remain based in Madrid where in 2010 he founded All-In Music Service, an independent company whose core business is international consulting for artists, sponsors, touring agents, music festivals and managements in the world of Jazz and related music genres.”
All change – I had a great many years with PolyGram and Universal and have great memories of that time – but it is a good moment for change, to start something new and fresh. It will all be jazz as usual, but this time on the OKeh label, founded in 1918 and home to many jazz greats at the time – Louis Armstrong among them. Watch this space for some exciting new signings!