[left to right: Billie Klein, Thomas Wendt, Sophia Schulze, Rayk Kozian, Álvaro Guerrero, Markus Jakob, Michael Hahn, Lukas Frank, Sarah Weber]
Welcome to the family, Markus!
Napalm Records is proud to announce that Markus Jakob is joining their European team as product and promotion manager. Markus Jakob joins Napalm Records after 12 years at Nuclear Blast as A&R/Product Manager, publicist, chief editor of the Nuclear Blast Magazine and merchandiser. Before that, Jakob gained first experiences in the music business as a publicist at Metal Blade Records for 2.5 years and led German online magazine www.metalnews.de from 2002 to 2019. We are happy to welcome a very experienced industry expert to our team!
For over a quarter of a century, leading international rock and metal label Napalm Records has combined tradition with modernity in its work and is recognized for consistently discovering talented young artists, promoting new trends and accompanying artists in the long term. Currently, the renowned Napalm Records roster includes international talent such as Alter Bridge, The Smashing Pumpkins, Powerwolf, OOMPH!, Jinjer, Hammerfall, DevilDriver, Delain, W.A.S.P., Alestorm, and many more of today’s top rock and metal artists.
Napalm Records Owner, Founder and Managing Director Markus Riedler says: „Napalm Records, the last big indie label in rock & metal, knows the needs of artists! In a modern, digital world, we still need trustworthy employees as direct contacts, high flexibility and short ways of communication for the best possible results. This is the only way to survive in an international market. With Markus Jakob, we have been able to win over a very skilled professional with many years of experience in the industry for our company. This is a clear sign that we will continue to focus on competence and long-term development in cooperation with our artists.” Markus Jakob states: "After almost 12 years with Nuclear Blast, I am very happy to be joining the great people at Napalm Records and looking forward to be working on and with the ever-growing roster of amazing and highly talented artists. I’ve always followed the label's moves and signings closely - decisions and signings that showed how smart business is being done in today's climate of the music business. I am very much looking forward to be contributing to the immense potential from here on out.“ Billie Klein, Head of Product Management and Berlin Office Manager at Napalm Records states: “I am very happy to welcome our new teammate. We are excited to have such an experienced and well known Promotion & Product Manager working alongside our European team. With his expertise, years of experience in business and his international network, he is the perfect addition to the team.”