Deutsche Grammophon and Max Richter extend their long-term partnership and establish “StudioRichter”

Berlin, July 4th, 2017 – The world renowned classical label Deutsche Grammophon and the acclaimed star composer Max Richter extend their long-term partnership and establish Max Richter’s new imprint “StudioRichter” as home for his film score projects and collaborations. His solo albums will continue to be released under the yellow label Deutsche Grammophon.

The agreement is yet another milestone in the label’s successful partnership with Max Richter who, only a few weeks ago, signed a publishing deal with newly-formed Decca Publishing.

The first new release is a special edition of his 2004 work “On the nature of daylight as featured in Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival”.  Forthcoming releases include Richter’s scores for the BBC series “Taboo”, created by Tom Hardy who also features in the series. The much anticipated and outstanding works are scheduled for release by Deutsche Grammophon in the third quarter of 2017.

The UK-based artist is considered one of the most influential and successful composers of our time. He is known for his solo works, such as “Vivaldi Recomposed“, “Sleep“, and “Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works“, as well as his film scores including Ari Folman’s “Waltz with Bashir“, which earned him a European Film Award, his scores for the series “Leftovers“ (HBO) and “Black Mirror“ (Netflix), as is the track “On the Nature of Daylight“, taken from the album “The Blue Notebooks”, for his contribution to the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island“ and Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival”.

Max Richter comments: “I’m very excited to be launching the label. I see StudioRichter as a kind of laboratory - a place to experiment and to discover the unexpected - and I’m happy that I have found a home for it at Deutsche Grammophon.”

Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon: "I am delighted that we will work even more closely with Max Richter in the future. All of us – his label Deutsche Grammophon, his new publisher Decca Publishing, and, obviously, Max himself – will benefit from the expansion of our relationship and the synergies this will create. Max’s musical language is so direct and contemporary and this is why he reaches and touches new audiences and has built an impressive fan base. With his oeuvre Max Richter has advanced and enriched what classical music can mean and express today. We are excited to be entering into a new holistic relationship with Max."