About Us

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.

Hypertension Music

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.

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 roster of prestigious artists that include Albert Hammond, 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, Gilbert O´Sullivan, Naturally7  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 2020 / 21 and plans to expand their Artist Management, Booking Agency and Publishing departments Hypertension Music is assured of a long and successful future.

The Inhouse concert agency Hypertension-Music-Entertainment is resposible for hundreds of shows in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, Scandinavia, UK & Ireland, South Africa, Asia and has world wide contact to regional agencies.

Our Team

Christian Thiel

Irene Bodschwinna

Denise Bodschwinna

Management Assistant / Ticketing / Design
denise.bod@hypertension-music.de

Sandy Bodschwinna

Astrid Brodersen

Tina Fordham

Joscha Möller

Julius Ruddigkeit