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Enterprises Sonor acquires production music from Eberhard Schoener

ZDF Enterprises and Bavaria Media joint venture becomes involved in the field of production music

Mainz, 28th May 2015

Enterprises Sonor Musik GmbH, a joint venture of ZDF Enterprises and Bavaria Media, will be involved in production music in the future. It starts off with a rights portfolio of more than 1,000 titles produced by world-famous musician, composer, conductor and musician, Eberhard Schoener and prepared with his team on behalf of Enterprises Sonor for exploitation in the field of production music.

Schoener: “The work was an extremely intensive analysis of all my compositional work. The challenge was to select, compile and technically prepare suitable recordings in order to create a work of art of both classical and modern film music from my extensive oeuvre. The professional and personal cooperation with the Enterprises Sonor team was a stroke of luck”.

Schoener has not only composed film music for over 300 film and TV productions, he has also worked with artists such as Sting, Procol Harum, Gianna Nannini, Andrea Bocelli and Deep Purple. Last year he received the award of honour of the Soundtrack Cologne.

There are currently other productions by famous artists in the studio or preparational phase at Enterprises Sonor. Managing Director Rolf Moser: “We will build an impressive production music catalogue with a spectrum ranging from world music to jazz/rock and children’s songs. Our publishing team and our experienced consultant, Corinna C. Poeszus, formerly General Manager at Universal Publishing Production Music, are highly motivated to continue our success in the publishing of original film music and in the marketing of already existing film music. We focus exclusively on premium quality and well-known artists, as well as fair remuneration models. We offer an attractive alternative to the interchangeable mass productions and royalty-free catalogues that flood this market”.

The worldwide partner is Warner/Chappell Production Music GmbH, which sells the catalogue of Enterprises Sonor under their own label in a kind of “shop in shop”. Markus Hedke, Executive Vice President of Warner/Chappell Music Germany: “We look forward to working with our publishing colleagues and the high quality catalogue which we will not only distribute online, but also offer to our customers on CD”. Sascha Peters, Head of the Production Music Unit of Warner/Chappell Music Germany: “It is a great enrichment for us to cooperate with such a well-known company as Enterprises Sonor Musik GmbH and to be able to offer our clients their top-class works and composers. We are delighted and motivated to breaking new ground together.”


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail:,



Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany


f.l.t.r.: Dr. Rolf Moser (CEO, Enterprises Sonor), Eberhard Schoener, Dr. Alexander Coridaß (CEO, ZDF Enterprises), Dr. Christian Franckenstein (CEO, Bavaria Film)
f.l.t.r: Bianca Kramer (Project Controlling & Label Manager, Enterprises Sonor), Sascha Peters (Director Marketing & Business Development, Warner/Chappell Production Music), Karin Gatzke (Projekt Manager, Bavaria Sonor), Markus Hedke-Wontka (Executive Vice President, Warner/Chappell Music Germany), Dr. Rolf Moser (CEO, Enterprises Sonor und Bavaria Media), Barbara Krämer (Projekt Manager, Enterprises Sonor)