Stefan Strüver

Stefan Strüver

Stefan Strüver

General Manager by PIAS Germany GmbH

Stefan Strüver came from Paderborn to Herne in 1992 to work for Rough Trade, where he held positions as a telemarketer and promoter in the dance department. Until 1996 he was in charge of labels like Warp, Ninja Tune and R&S and worked with artists like Aphex Twin, Nightmares On Wax, LFO and Ken Ishii.

Stefan Strüver had already been working as a freelance A&R for !K7 Records since 1993, for which he then opened the Hamburg A&R branch of the Berlin label after a short detour of three weeks as PM and A&R at Motor Music.

Stefan Strüver was the sole Artist & Repertoire Manager at !K7 from April 1, 1996 until September 30, 2005. He was instrumental in developing the !K7 label as a globally influential brand for electronic music. In his function as A&R, Stefan Strüver also played a decisive role in the development and supervision of the compilation series X-Mix and the highly successful DJ-Kicks series. As head A&R, Stefan Strüver played a leading role in the strategic transformation of !K7 Records from a compilation label to an artist label with the musical selection and support of the artist releases. He signed contracts with artists like Kruder & Dorfmeister (and their solo projects Tosca and Peace Orchestra), Matthew Herbert, Ursula Rucker, Princess Superstar, Benjamin Diamond, Boozoo Bajou and many others.

 He joined [PIAS] Germany in 2008 as A&R Manager and was responsible for signings like Gisbert zu Knyphausen, Agnes Obel, Soap&Skin, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Milky Chance or Trümmer. In March 2012, Stefan Strüver also took over the position of General Manager [PIAS] Germany GmbH and has since led the company, which has offices in Hamburg and Berlin with a total of twelve employees.