Founded in 1961 by Alfred Schacht SMV Schacht Musikverlage GmbH is a Hamburg based independent music publisher with years of experience offering a comprehensive, individual and personal service to his clients.
When Benjamin Schacht took the helm of SMV Schacht Musikverlage GmbH from his father Alfred in 1991 he had to make a choice to just cultivate the great catalogue heritage including all-time greats like Bert Kaempfert, John Lennon & George Harrison, Hildegard Knef, Caterina Valente, Evelyn Künneke, Curd Jürgens, Carl Douglas, Soulful Dynamics, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Udo Lindenberg, Heinz Rudolf Kunze, Accept and Neu! or to aim at completely new targets.
Benjamin chose the most difficult, but also the wisest path: The balance between tradition and innovation. Taking great care of the catalogue and at the same time intensely searching for fresh repertoire sources are just two facets of the company policy and spirit of SMV Schacht Musikverlage GmbH.
SMV’s representation of international catalogues has also grown with such great catalog akquisitions such as:
Misty Music (Sweden), Westbury (GB), Bucks Music Group (GB), Melmax (France) and many more…
SMV’s team consists of: Jutta Baechner (General Manager Creative), who is able to add long-time A&R, promotion and marketing experience, Conny Lingner (Head of Royalty & Accounting), Ute Lingner (Head Of Copyright, Copyright International), Christiane Hansen (Copyright Manager National), Peer Kurrer (Senior A&R Manager), Claudia Funk (Royalty Manager), Nina Köhler (New Media & A&R Manager), and Alisa Koval (Junior Copyright & Royalty Manager).
Benjamin Schacht and his team show just how a modern publishing company should work: creative, persistent, reliable, individual.