Serves you @ media manufacturing
Serves you @ media manufacturing
Katja’s talent for developing appropriate project solutions for each customer, offering the right advice, and managing entire manufacturing processes – all with a relaxed attitude – became apparent at an early stage of her career: Even while training as an industrial business manager, she liked to visit her company’s sales department and get to know its lively clientele.
Katja went on to gather valuable professional experience as a recruitment agency manager, in which capacity she began developing relationships with B2B customers. This was followed by years she worked as the managing director of a retail company, during which time Katja acquired a large part of her multi-faceted commercial knowledge.
After Katja moved to Hamburg, she was catapulted into the heart of the music industry without any warning when she suffered an accidental overdose of music business while working as an assistant to an executive at a leading independent label. After that, a return to normal life was out of the question.
Katja came to Master & Servant in 2004. It was a match made in heaven, and it wasn’t long before Katja became Head of the Media Manufacturing division. She then immediately set about completely turning around and expanding the division’s business.
Today, she continues to put all of her passion and energy into her work – not to mention her extensive expertise in media production, which makes it easy for customers to entrust Katja with production planning for their projects. Katja is one of those professionals who love their work – and she especially loves to take in the joy of every successfully completed product.
Serves you @ music mastering
Tom is a sound specialist who can focus on the details like any other audio nerd. Unlike many others, however, he also considers the big picture and is always ready to explore new approaches. That explains why his career path to date resembles a fascinating journey with stops at many stations in the music industry.
Our world of sound was still an analogue world when Tom was training to be an audio engineer. The only thing digital in most studios at that time were the horribly expensive Lexicon reverb machines. Tom learned the ABCs, then became acquainted with the daily routines and finally learned the finesses of sound production: from making coffee to proper drum miking up to four-handed mixing.
Tom then spent eight extremely colourful years working as a division manager for the most influential independent music distribution company in Germany. During this time, he also operated his own label and music publishing company. This was followed by an exciting stint as a music exporter in a German-Japanese joint venture that focused on distributing European music in Japan.
Still, life is too short and there’s no time for boredom – which is why Tom became a co-founder of Master & Servant, as well as the new company’s managing director and mastering engineer.
Tom retains his passion for his work today, even after mastering 3,800 albums and countless singles in just about every music genre. A total of 500 of his productions have made it into the German charts alone. Perhaps even more important, however, is the fact that Tom has also influenced the sound of many classic independent productions.