Andreas Schubert, founder and owner of Schubert Music Publishing, has acquired Celsius Management.
The deal was made with the German firm’s founder, partner and former MD, Markus Hartmann.
The artist management company launched in 2004 with acts including Tocotronic, Blumfeld and Apoptygma Berzerk. The roster expanded with Guano Apes, Stanfour and the finalists of The Voice Of Germany and The Voice Kids.
Hartmann said: "Andreas Schubert and his worldwide team are the perfect partners to lead the company and the artists into the future and to set new goals. The era in which artist managers can be the game changers is just beginning.”
The company’s operations will be based in Hamburg as Schubert Music Agency (SMA).
"This fits in with our own image as an active, productive music publisher that likes to support authors and artists who work with us during the entire creative process,” said Schubert. “In Germany, we have decided to merge all areas resulting from this deal into a separate company, Schubert Music Agency.”
Artists managed by SMA, such as Die Krupps, Joachim Witt, The Sinderellas and The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices, will now become part of the Celsius management roster.