ULTRA MUSIC SIGNS WOLFGANG GARTNER TO A WORLDWIDE DEAL
New York, NY: One of the world’s fastest rising stars in electronic music, Wolfgang Gartner, signed a worldwide partnership deal with the New York based, award-winning electronic music imprint, Ultra Music.
Patrick Moxey, Ultra Records President and founder, commented on the deal, “I am thrilled about Ultra Music signing Wolfgang Gartner, as both a performer and a producer, he is an incredibly talented artist. We are excited for this opportunity to work with Wolfgang and his team as partners to assist in his growth across many aspects of his career on a worldwide level”.
Wolfgang Gartner’s manager, Adrian Martinez from Undocumented Management, said, “I could not be happier about Wolf signing to Ultra. It’s nice to work with a team who shares the common goal of changing the direction of music. The sky used to be the limit now with this combo that has all changed.”
Aspects of the extensive deal include Ultra Music’s direct involvement in recording and touring, while also aiding wherever possible in Wolfgang’s publishing, merchandising and sponsorship activities. The partnership will work to build and extend Wolfgang Gartner’s sound and identity forward and around the world.
“I am delighted to be working with Ultra Music, I’ve seen what they can do with the other artists on their roster and can’t wait to see what they are able to do with my music. The business side of this record deal was a long and tedious process, so I’d also like to thank my manager Adrian Martinez, and my lawyer Aaron Rosenberg for making this happen along with Patrick Moxey and David Waxman at Ultra.” – Wolfgang Gartner
About Wolfgang Gartner:
The name Wolfgang is synonymous with greatness. Name your baby Wolfgang, and he may grow up to be one of the world’s leading chefs, or a member of a seminal band like Kraftwerk or Van Halen. In keeping with that tradition, in less than three years the producer and DJ known as Wolfgang Gartner has gone from strength to strength, with eight number 1 tracks on Beatport (including the site’s best-selling track of 2009: ‘Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony’) and remixes for A-list artists (Black Eyed Peas, Timbaland, Britney Spears), all lauded by peers such as David Guetta, Tïesto, and Pete Tong.
As he moves forward, Gartner doesn’t want to just advance his art form—he also wants to put a fresh twist on Top 40 fare. “I definitely want to work with pop and rap artists as a producer.” So long as his identity and integrity remain intact: “I want to make what I like making, and if a rapper can rap on it, then great.” With numerous new projects in the pipeline, he still appreciates the distinction between world domination and overexposure. “I’m definitely about quality over quantity,” he concludes. With Wolfgang Gartner, only one thing is certain: his next move is always a surprise.
About Ultra Music:
Ultra Music is an American independent electronic dance music label. The New York City based Ultra Music was formed in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey, who is the current president. Ultra’s current roster includes North American artists deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Kaskade, Markus Schulz, Tommie Sunshine, Sharam, Cedric Gervais, and international artists Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Alex Gaudino, Kraak & Smaak, Morcheeba, Adrian Lux, GRUM, Fedde le Grand, and others. Ultra has featured releases from the aforementioned artists and many others such as Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method, Timo Maas, Sasha & John Digweed, 4 Strings, Panjabi MC, Despina Vandi and Junkie XL. Amassing a catalogue of hundreds of videos, Ultra Music currently ranks #9 Partner channel for Youtube in the world.
At the 24th Annual Winter Music Conference’s IDMA, Ultra Music won the award for “Best American Dance Label” as revealed on March 25th, 2009, making it the label’s award the fourth year in a row. The label also received the award for Billboard Dance Airplay Label of the year for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Ultra Records is the A&R behind the GRAMMY award winning Public Enemy remix project that earned one of Ultra Records’ artists, Benny Benassi, a GRAMMY for Best Non-Classical Remixed Recording.