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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

Exclusive Songwriter Agreement With BOOKA SHADE
29. Juli 2016

Budde Music is happy to announce the exclusive songwriter agreement with Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier alias BOOKA SHADE. With the perfect fusion of beats and melodies, the Berlin based producers and DJs belong to the very foundations of electronic music in Germany.

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Contract Extension with Konstantin “Djorkaeff” Scherer
30. Juni 2016

It’s time to celebrate! After more than a decade of award winning teamwork with Konstantin “Djorkaeff“ Scherer, Budde Music is excited about the extension of the contract with the exceptional Berlin based producer. After numerous chart hits and many fascinating projects, the joint path of success is to be continued. Scherer signed his first contract via [...]

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Budde Music Signs Rob Rox
30. Juni 2016

Budde Music is happy to announce the latest signing: Producer, songwriter, mixing and mastering engineer Rainer Rütsch aka Rob Rox! After several years of guitar lessons, attending the German Pop Academy for his musical education and one year of label work, the Berlin based multi-talent started his own business as a freelance music producer and [...]

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Budde Music France: Contract Extension with Champagne
30. Juni 2016

At Midem 2016, the collaboration with Bavaria Sonor/ZDF Enterprises and Budde Music France, which has been exisiting for more than 25 years, was successfully renewed for extension. Bavaria Sonor belongs to one of the leading German film-music publishers. Ever since the company was founded over 30 years ago, countless tv productions, as well as movie [...]

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Frida Gold Signs with Budde Music
31. Mai 2016

Double the excitement: Frida Gold are finally back and have signed with Budde Music! The new single “Wir sind zuhaus” is yet again a fantastic pop anthem that is sure to get stuck in your head. Accompanied by an euphoric melody and infectious beats, “Wir sind zuhaus“ by Frida Gold captures the wonderful feeling of warmth [...]

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