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Man Power

Man Power

Thomas Stengaard

Thomas Stengaard

The Majority Says

The Majority Says

Asbjørn

Asbjørn

Camo & Krooked

Camo & Krooked

Matador

Matador

Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer

Saschienne

Saschienne

Netsky

Netsky

Alphaville

Alphaville

Aiko Rohd

Aiko Rohd

Apparat

Apparat

Benjamin Bistram

Benjamin Bistram

Bodi Bill

Bodi Bill

Carsten Nicolai

Carsten Nicolai

Chloé Charody

Chloé Charody

Clara Luzia

Clara Luzia

Djorkaeff

Djorkaeff

Duncan Townsend

Duncan Townsend

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Everlaunch

Everlaunch

Fritz Kalkbrenner

Fritz Kalkbrenner

Gareth Owen

Gareth Owen

George Kranz

George Kranz

Henrik Schwarz

Henrik Schwarz

Ian Pooley

Ian Pooley

Julian Williams

Julian Williams

Jack Knight

Jack Knight

Katrina Noorbergen

Katrina Noorbergen

Matias Aguayo

Matias Aguayo

Miss Li

Miss Li

Motor

Motor

Notic Nastic

Notic Nastic

Opus

Opus

Pablo Decoder

Pablo Decoder

Phono.o

Phono.o

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin

Rue Royale

Rue Royale

Ruede Hagelstein

Ruede Hagelstein

Ryoji Ikeda<

Ryoji Ikeda

Sid Le Rock

Sid Le Rock

Sleep Party People

Sleep Party People

Soap and Skin

Soap and Skin

Strip Steve

Strip Steve

Superpitcher

Superpitcher

T.Raumschmiere

T.Raumschmiere

The Sorry Entertainers

The Sorry Entertainers

TS Brooks

TS Brooks

Zombie Nation

Zombie Nation

About us

Over the last 60 years, Budde has become one of the most successful independent publishers in Europe. It is distinguished by brilliant administration, superb licensing combined with a young and active A&R team.

Rolf Budde Musikverlage was founded in 1947 by Rolf Budde Sen. and quickly became one of the most important music publishing forces in Germany. In the 50s, Budde focused on German Schlager music, with some titles becoming international hits through cover versions, such as Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer and Summerwind. The focus in the 60s, 70s and 80s was on Mainstream Pop and R&B, particularly with the Barry White catalogue as well as the Sugar Hill catalogue and its wonderful repertoire of the Sugar Hill Gang, Grandmaster Flash & The Furios Five, Tina Turner, Candi Staton and many more. During these years Budde also represented big catalogues like Warner Bros. (songs by George Gershwin, Bob Dylan, Eagles, Led Zeppelin), Dick James (The Beatles, Elton John) and artists like Meat Loaf, Leonard Cohen or Bob Marley.

After the death of the founder in 1975, the older son Andreas took over, joined by his younger brother Rolf Jr. in 1984. From the end of 2003 until his untimely death in early 2007 Andreas Budde ran the two US companies BUDDE MUSIC INC. and BUDDE SONGS INC. while Rolf Budde was in charge of the European companies Rolf Budde Musikverlage, Flora Musikverlag GmbH (Switzerland) and Budde Music France. Rolf Budde will now keep up Budde’s tradition to combine accurate accounting and personal dedication with the support of its international network.

Budde had tremendous international success with the production of the band Alphaville who are still very successful with worldwide hits like Big In Japan, Forever Young and others. The song Din Daa Daa, composed by George Kranz in 1986, was used in a worldwide Microsoft advertising campaign for the Xbox360 console in 2005/2006 and sold more than one million units in the United States with the cover version Shake by the Yin Yang Twins.

In 1989, Budde purchased the well-known French publishing company Editions Musicales Claude Pascal (now Budde Music France) and built an outstanding reputation as an expert in the administration of big film score catalogues. Among others Budde Music France sub-publishes catalogues such as Bavaria Sonor (Munich) and I2I Musikverlag (Cologne).

In the past few years, Budde has administrated an interesting number of national catalogues, such as Gigolo Records, Couch Music and Piranha and also published the catalogues of Heiko Laux (Edition Moonside Playground) and Johannes Heil (Edition Out Of Many One) as well as new titles by the worldwide metal legend Celtic Frost (Edition Diktatur des Kapitals).

For some years now, Budde has been dealing the administration of international catalogues, such as Curci Germany GmbH, Strictly Confidential Germany GmbH, Strengholt Musikverlag GmbH and many others. Our international network of independent publishers gives us extensive access to some of the world’s most beautiful music and also allows us to market our catalogue on an international basis.

Budde always focuses on new talented writers and producers, as well as on interesting new labels that are looking for a serious and experienced partner for their publishing.

Latest News

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Budde!
30. September 2016

Benjamin Budde celebrated his 30th birthday in an ever-so-young looking manner this September, accompanied and surprised by the whole Budde Music team and topped off by Lena Meyer-Landrut and Alvaro Soler for a much promising evening.The junior chief has co-led the Rolf Budde Musikverlag together with his father, Rolf, for the past seven years. #teambudde wishes all the best!

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Budde Music UK signs Atella
30. September 2016

Budde Music UK is extremely excited to announce new signings, Norwegian electronic producer/writers. Current single “Closer To Life” showcases Atella’s eclectic musicality forming a unique sound, combining atmospheric cosmic pop plus club tracks with heavy touch of space disco and house.

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New Releases
30. September 2016

Moonboy Inc. – “Postcards From The Moon” // BENNE – “Alles Auf Dem Weg” // Kat Vinter – “Pure Luxury” // Laila Samuels – “Last Day Of Our Lives” // Julian Williams – “Vergessene Welt” // Wankelmut – “Sirens EP” // Imany – “The Wrong Kind Of War” // D.Y.A. – “Do It”

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Here’s to the next 60 years!
31. August 2016

When his various teams, located in Europe’s capitals, throw confetti and send video messages, when countless congratulations and flower greetings from all over the world arrive at the same time, this is when Rolf Budde celebrates his birthday! Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Rolf Budde, senior managing director of Budde Music, who turned a massive 60 [...]

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Summer Synchs 2016
31. August 2016

“L’ITALIANO” (Cover) – Ford Eco Sport (in Germany for TV, cinema, online, events)   “WIR SIND GROSS” by Mark Forster – Amazon Prime (Germany + Austria for TV and online)   “STRING QUARTET (ASSEZ VIF ET BIEN BIEN RYTHMÉ)” by Henrik Schwarz (Rework) – Apple iPad (USA for all media)   “GUILTY” by Rag’N’Bone Man [...]

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