FUGA partners with Germany-based Odyssey Music Network; inks deal with Austria’s Phat Penguin
Downtown Music Holdings-owned B2B distributor FUGA has partnered with Berlin-based Artist Management and Label Services agency, Odyssey Music Network.
Continuing its expansion within the GSA region, FUGA has also struck a partnership with Vienna-based label and management company, Phat Penguin.
The new deal with Odyssey Music Network will see FUGA providing both digital and physical distribution for the company’s roster, as well as marketing services including content management across YouTube and access to FUGA’s trends and analytics platform and sync offering.
Odyssey Music Network’s roster includes Royal Republic, Asaf Avidan, Heather Nova and Apocalyptica – the latter selling over 6 million albums worldwide and accumulating over 400 million streams.
Odyssey also works with emerging German talent including Power Plush, Saint Chaos and Blond with Power Plush and Blond nominated this year for a VUT and Preis für Popkultur award, respectively.
FUGA’s new partnership with Vienna-based label and management company Phat Penguin, which counts electronic act Kruder & Dorfmeister as part of its roster.
The new deal will see FUGA handling global digital distribution and marketing strategy services for the company, including digital account management.
FUGA also says that Phat Penguin will use its content management services across YouTube and will get access to the company’s sync and analytics offering.
Founded in late 2017 by Benjamin Bruest and Hannes Eder, the former Managing Director of Universal Music Austria, Phat Penguin works with Austrian talent across its label and artist management services. Its roster includes Buntspecht, Felix Kramer, Lahra and emerging newcomers, Leftovers.
“Having worked with Curt and the global FUGA team before, I’m thrilled to start this partnership with FUGA.”
Björn Meyer, Odyssey Music Network
Björn Meyer, Managing Director Label Services at Odyssey Music Network, said: “Having worked with Curt and the global FUGA team before, I’m thrilled to start this partnership with FUGA.
“Their dedication is unmatched and FUGA’s technological solutions are top of the game. I am 100% sure our artists can only benefit from this new partnership.
“At the same time, I’d like to thank the entire team at Rough Trade / Good To Go for being great partners for the last ten years.”
“FUGA’s partnership with both Odyssey Music Network and Phat Penguin marks a pivotal step in our expansion within the GSA region.”
Curt Keplin, FUGA
Curt Keplin, FUGA’s Head of Business Development GSA, added: “FUGA’s partnership with both Odyssey Music Network and Phat Penguin marks a pivotal step in our expansion within the GSA region.
“We’re excited to be working with such credible, groundbreaking companies who support and nurture independent German and Austrian artists, providing FUGA’s extensive services to create more global opportunities for their roster of talent; ”Music Business Worldwide