Volker Neumüller

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Volker Neumüller

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Neumüller in 2009
Born (1969-10-18) 18 October 1969 (age 48)
Cuxhaven, West Germany
Nationality Flag of Germany.svg German
Occupation Music manager
Known for Deutschland sucht den Superstar judge [1]

Volker Neumüller (born 18 October 1969 in Cuxhaven) is a German music manager and was known for being a judge on Deutschland sucht den Superstar . [1]

Cuxhaven Place in Lower Saxony, Germany

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Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

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A talent manager is an individual or company who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry. The responsibility of the talent manager is to oversee the day-to-day business affairs of an artist; advise and counsel talent concerning professional matters, long-term plans and personal decisions which may affect their career.



Neumüller has been involved in the music industry since 1987. In 1991, he became the A&R director of Record label PolyGram, a position he also later held at Sony BMG. Between 2002 and 2004, Neumüller was also the general manager of Epic Records. [2]

Music industry companies and individuals that create and sell music

The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators. Among the many individuals and organizations that operate in the industry are: the songwriters and composers who create new songs and musical pieces; the singers, musicians, conductors and bandleaders who perform the music; the companies and professionals who create and sell recorded music and/or sheet music ; and those that help organize and present live music performances.

Artists and repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters. It also acts as a liaison between artists and the record label or publishing company; every activity involving artists to the point of album release is generally considered under the purview, and responsibility, of A&R.

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos, while also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists, and maintaining contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label" derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information. Within the mainstream music industry, recording artists have traditionally been reliant upon record labels to broaden their consumer base, market their albums, and be both promoted and heard on music streaming services, radio, and television. Record labels also provide publicists, who assist performers in gaining positive media coverage, and arrange for their merchandise to be available via stores and other media outlets.

Neumüller established "313 Music" in 2005, a record label, management and television production company, together with the likes of Mark Medlock, Melanie C, Alex Christensen,Daniele Negroni, Luca Hänni Kate Hall and Daniel Schuhmacher. [2] He is also the music manager of the band "The Black Pony".

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  2. 1 2 3 "Volker Neumüller ist neuer Juror". Rheinische Post (in German). 21 October 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
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