After releasing our first LP on 264 Records with a local artist and a small budget, we aspired to release our second EP with our first international artist (CEE) in a big way.
Being a homegrown, young label from Dubai, we sought out some professional help on structuring the label from the ground up and going about the release in a more professional manner.
Luckily, that's how we came across Steffi (Musik Matter). Steffi helped us in organizing everything from A-Z, from formal contracts with the artists, to setting up the right online distribution channels and putting down a robust release schedule, to ensure we got the exposure and airtime we wanted for our release & budget.
This has now positioned us to follow the same structure and formula for all our future releases, and it's all thanks to the tools and guidance given to us by Steffi!
Big upppp from 264 Records
"Steffi came to work as project manager on my symphony a few months before the release when I needed immediate help across all sides. Creative, management, label admin, strategies, marketing and bookings. And she nailed it all. She also mentored me and helped to bring back my confidence in my vision for the project. She does what she says, has taken all the stress away, and now I'm back in the studio again feeling good. Worth an entire team!"
emika - musician, composer, label boss. producer
"It is an absolute pleasure working with Stephanie at Musik Matter.
She has been great in advising me on all questions regarding running and managing my label, dealing with all questions of production, distribution and promotion.
Being deep rooted in the music culture and industry she is the perfect partner to get your music to reach out to the people that matter."
orson, producer, dj, label boss & promoter
"Stephanie is an incredibly professional and organized booking agent and label manager. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of the music business and this along with being approachable and down-to-earth make her excellent to work with. Her communication and customer service skills are second-to-none, and her in-depth understanding and passion for music is unparallelled."
compa, producer & dj
"Working with Steph is an absolute pleasure. Always meeting deadlines and approaching each project professionally, Steph has the ability to make it a relaxed and enjoyable journey. Communication is a key strength, on discussing each step I always feel confident that all points will be followed up. Added note *without her detailed spreadsheets I'm not sure where I'd be!"
dj stryda, producer, dj & promoter, teachings in dub
"Deep Medi has grown as a family and a business since Steph took over as label manager. Communication and Operations run smooth, a joy to be around. Best move I made!"
mala, artist, deep medi musik boss, dmz
Its very useful to work with Musik Matter. Steph gave me lots of interesting information, in a really warm and trustful atmosphere.
The information has broadened my view of the music industry and helped my self organization.
Hopeully leading to a more professional increased artist profile.
Also the consulting goes above and beyond as the personal touch means she is approachable for questions.
justus , djastes music
I needed some business support when my long suffering Office Manager left. Within a couple of weeks Steph had introduced new systems that simplified our admin procedures.
Working with Steffi felt like we were trying to achieve the same thing, she was always looking to make work easier. Her professional but friendly communication and organisation meant I could concentrate on the studio without distractions.
jason, mastering engineer & owner transition mastering
"Stephanie is the kind of team player every team captain wants on the pitch.
Hard working, loyal, creative in her thinking, finds effective solutions to problems thrown at her. Great in front of clients, manages her team with efficiency & great to have around the office. Her personality lifts the mood in any environment. Steph would normally be the first into the office and the last to leave. Works hard and will not move from her given position
on the pitch unless instructed to do so, or to go and help a colleague in need of support. If
you are looking to hire someone, take it from me, snap her up before someone else does."
greg forster, md, clear channel taxi advertising
I had the pleasure of working with Steph for several years in London. Steph is a joy to be around. She brings with her a never ending supply of positive, infectious energy & is a constant source of inspiration, fun, giggles and warmth for all who have the fortune to cross her path. An open, generous leader and team player - she encourages others to express their true nature & ignites those around her with enthusiasm, fun and confidence. Other words that describe Steph to me are....organised, original, smart, funny, brave, outgoing, friendly, pleasant, confident, beautiful, cheerful, kind, honest, trustworthy, helpful, creative, musical, generous, grateful & entertaining."
jon wheeler, general manager, verifone