Hypertension Music is an independent European entertainment company providing record label, booking agency, management, production and publishing facilities to musicians and performers worldwide and was founded on traditional values – honesty, integrity and reliability.

Based in Hamburg, Germany the company was founded in 1988 by Christian Thiel and Irene Bodschwinna and since forming has grown steadily each year and is currently home to some of the world’s premier musicians, song writers and performers. Hypertension is now commonly regarded by the music media as being one of the leading independent record labels based in Europe.

The company offers a wide range of distribution and has a highly qualified press and promotions department with offices throughout Europe. The highly competitive UK market is headed up by MD of Hypertension UK Bob Buchan formerly 26 years with Warner Music, ably assisted by media services executive James Soars. Their expertise in UK promotion has seen Hypertension artists appearing on many National radio and television programmes and receiving high profile printed media coverage.

Since 1988 Hypertension has released over 200 titles in the genres of folk, rock, blues and singer songwriter. Hypertension has always believed in attention to detail in their product and have developed the label with a strong passion and belief in the wide variety of music that they produce, market and promote. 

Quality has always been a trademark of Hypertension and the company has always remained true to its motto, to represent ‘the art of music’ in all its many forms.

High quality sound recordings and superb packaging including detailed liner notes has always been important to Hypertension as in today’s highly competitive retail marketplace the discerning listener is demanding a product that goes the extra mile.
By maintaining a small roster of prestigious artists that include Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Mick Fleetwood, Nils Lofgren, Midge Ure, Steven Seagal, Rick Vito, Lee Rocker, Roger Chapman, The Bacon Brothers feat.: Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon plus catalogue from Paul Brady, Colin Hay, The Blues Band and Donnie Munro, Hypertension Music has always remained true in their belief of producing high quality material by some of the world’s most notable musicians and performers.

With several prestigious signings and releases due to take place in 2019 and plans to expand their Artist Management, Booking Agency and Publishing departments Hypertension Music  is assured of a long and successful future.