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

  • Volker Müller

    Senior Manager Licensing

  • Dieter Korneffel

    Senior Manager Finance

  • Andrea Wegener

    Team Assistant

  • Lutz Rippe

    Senior Manager
    Supply Chain, Data & Assets

  • Doris Haberkorn

    Manager Archive,
    Data & Assets,
    New Productions

  • Tina Brinkmann

    Senior Manager
    Digital Distribution

  • Nicholas Humphrey

    Manager Digital Distribution

  • Adisa Collins

    Mastering Technician

  • Jens Pfeifer

    Data Integration
    YouTube Manager

  • Daniel Hildebrandt

    Catalogue Marketing

  • Peter Ellwein

    Manager Data & Assets

  • Gesine Beenken

    Temp Assistant
    Data Integration


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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