WINTRUP – a modern and agile independent MUSIC PUBLISHER, well connected worldwide, originated from a management company and today a „boutique” music publisher, who guarantees an intensive and professional cooperation in any aspect of the business.
With regard to domestic signings, the long-lasting collaborations with exceptional as well as trend-setting authors, artists and bands such as Leoniden, Judith Holofernes, Wir sind Helden, Gisbert zu Knyphausen, Olli Schulz, Gloria, Ilgen-Nur, Odd Couple, Deine Freunde, Boy, lúisa, lilly among clouds, Enno Bunger, Käptn Peng & die Tentakel von Delphi, Gewalt, Trümmer, M.Byrd, SWEED, Michael Benjamin, jupiter flynn, Bernd Begemann, Hiss and many more are a testament to the presence and orientation of WINTRUP.
Top priorities in signings are innovation and musical quality. We clearly position ourselves as trend scout rather than merely “trend exploiter”. We pursue our own signings with great enthusiasm, know-how and perseverance.
A further emphasis with WINTRUP lies in the exploitation of the extensive catalogs with songs of D.A.F., Krokus, Helloween, Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung, Hubert von Goisern, Kraan, Tab Two, Rosenstolz and The Notwist among others.
WINTRUP’s direct membership in European collecting societies such as GEMA, SUISA, Austro-Mechana & AKM ensures immediate access to royalties in all European countries. Whenever necessary, there is also a worldwide network of select, independent and similarly structured sub-publishers for the international implementation and exploitation of WINTRUP copyrights. These can be adapted to the specific requirements and situation of any individual author and/or catalog in order to reach optimum representation within the different markets.
Wintrup, in close cooperation with foreign partners, has represented songs from The Stranglers, George Harrison, Paul Weller, Motörhead, Möetley Crüe, Aerosmith, Buzzcocks, The The, Fugees, Go-Betweens, David Guetta, Everything But The Girl, Will Smith, Thompson Twins, Pete Townshend and many other international authors for years, some even for decades.
Well-known foreign publishers such as Beggars Music and Tom Waits’ Jalma Music work exclusively with WINTRUP in German-speaking countries.
Right from the start, WINTRUP has practiced what others have only been talking about for years: strong involvement in all areas of the music business in the digital age – starting with the classics radio/TV, advertising/film and proactive song pitching for pop, super- and other stars (including several no. 1 singles from TV casting shows), new technologies and exploitation opportunities, strategic management and, still a major focus, excellent contacts in the live scene, including tour promoters and concert agents. All in all an established and highly functional package that is open to national and international authors and publishers alike.
WINTRUP’s other activities include advising domestic and foreign companies and ventures on all types of contracts, conception for new set-ups and cooperation with national and international collecting societies.
WINTRUP has a very close cooperation and administration arrangement with Flex-Ton Musikverlag GmbH, directed by Marcus Bünte.