Who we are


Countdown Media, your music master licensing source.

Since its start in the late 1970s, Countdown has built one of the most comprehensive master catalogues in the market. We have music of all genres, from Classical to Rock’n Roll, from Soundtracks to Children’s Music.
An incredible 100,000 master recordings.

Catalog Highlights

  • Vintage recordings: 60s Easy Listening and Pop on Alshire Records, West Coast Jazz on Dobre Records, 70s Latin on Scorpio and the legendary Sun Records catalogue full of classic Rock’n Roll.
  • Classical Music: 20,000 high quality recordings. Great music from Bach to Stravinsky, from Monteverdi to Mahler.
  • The world’s biggest archive of soundalike cover recordings.

  • Kids, Christmas, Jazz, Musicals, Latin, Americana & World Music: Thousands of unique recordings.
  • We have thousands of one-stop synch opportunities. 


Hamburg, Germany

  • Helge Jürgens

    Managing Director Countdown Media

  • Claudia Nehls

    Senior Manager
    Licensing Asia /
    Business Development

  • Volker Müller

    Senior Manager
    Licensing International

  • Dieter Korneffel

    Senior Manager

  • Andrea Wegener

    Team Assistant

  • Lutz Rippe

    Senior Mastering Technician
    Classical Data &
    Asset Management

  • Doris Haberkorn

    Manager Archive,
    Data & Assets,
    New Productions

  • Tina Brinkmann

    Manager Digital Distribution & Licensing

  • Nicholas Humphrey

    Jr. Manager Digital Distribution

  • Adisa Collins

    Mastering Technician

  • Jens Pfeifer

    Studio Technician

  • Daniel Hildebrandt

    Manager Catalogue Marketing

  • Peter Ellwein

    Data & Asset Management


Countdown Media GmbH Wichmannstr. 4, Haus 10 Süd, D-22607 Hamburg/ Germany
Phone +49 40 822986-0
Fax +49 40 822986-66
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