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Matthias Schneider studied Cultural studies at the Europa-University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder with a focus on cultural history and cultural management. He has been working as a freelance cultural journalist since 1989, working for ARTE, the New Music magazine (Die Zeitschrift für Neue Musik), the Goethe Institute, INTRO and also manages the PR for the Illustrators´Organisation. From 2000 to 2006, he worked as a journalist for ARTE G.E.I.E in Strasbourg in the "Film, Music, Theatre and Dance" office. In 2001 and 2003 he was the artistic director of two festivals in Berlin, and he was responsible for the conception and organisation of exhibitions, symposiums, film and music programmes and the acquisition of external funding. He is a regular exhibition curator both at home and abroad, amongst others for the Goethe Institute, editing and publishing books and catalogues. In 2007 he co-founded the gentz&schneider music agency and was the German booking agent for Michael Nyman amongst others. In December 2010 he founded the schneider+ agency for music management and consulting. He lives and works in Berlin.
The Berlin based agency schneider+ is responsible for the conceptualisation of audiovisual and music projects and for their successful completion. The agency offers its services to a wide range of customers - from film and TV production companies to PR-companies, museums and galleries, operahouses, theatres, dance and music festivals. One of the core competencies of schneider+ and schneider+sync is the music consulting for film and commercial productions, in finding the ideal composer or providing sync- and master rights clearing within two days. The projects organised by schneider+ reflect the diverse creativity of our clients´ compositions, whilst demonstrating the agency´s ability to remain abreast of the latest trends and developments in the music and cultural sectors. We are working with: - Federico Albanese - Ketan & Vivan Bhatti - Matti Bye - Gürtler, Miserre, Voges - Paul Haslinger - Matthew Herbert - Mocky - Fabian Russ - Phillip Sollmann We have a great deal of experience in organising complex musical projects for musical and cultural initiatives. The wide range of services offered by schneider+ includes the development of unique and innovative project ideas, a consultancy service for programme development, and also offers to act as mediator between employer, artist, producer and event organiser. For Television and Film productions: - Music consultancy - Organisation of film score productions - Copyright Clearing - Research into source music - Calculation of costs and budgeting For cultural event organisers - Advice on the programme - Realisation of individual projects, event series and festivals - Marketing, Sponsoring and Fundraising - Communications with media partners - Calculation of costs and budgeting For Composers: - Artistic management - A&R and Marketing - Planning and organisation of music productions and recording sessions - Dynamic organisation of press work and publicity campaigns schneider+sync is your reliable partner on the music search for your individual requirements – whether for feature or TV movie projects, for commercials or video games, for installations and performances. We collaborate with internationally established artists and labels which allows us to present you a diverse roster for licensing.