Warner-owned gigs business Neuland Concerts becomes independent
By Chris Cooke | Published on Tuesday 18 April 2017
A gigs business owned by Warner Music in Germany has become an independent operation following a management buyout.
Neuland Concerts was established as a division of Warner Music in 2008. MD Christian Gerlach finalised the management buyout at the start of the month. Though the live firm intends to continue collaborating with its former owner, and artists signed to the Warner record company’s labels.
The boss of Warner Music Central Europe, Bernd Dopp, said last week: “Neuland Concerts is highly successful, having staged more than 5000 events, from intimate club gigs to celebrated arena shows. It is now ready to operate fully independently and I am delighted that Christian Gerlach will be taking the company forward. I would like to thank the whole Neuland team for their efforts over the years and I wish them all the best for the future”.
Gerlach added: “What once was started as a new business within the Warner Music Group has long since become a diversified company in the live market. By taking this step, we will now address the growing complexity and increasing diversity of our artist portfolio”.