Jan Clausen, Managing Partner, clausen (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Partner and co-chief at FACTORY 92. Jan has been a German music industry professional for almost 20 years, making him a both experienced, connected and respected profile in the highly competitve GSA music industry. Having started as a tour manager Jan quickly worked his way up the music industry career ladder and eventually found his home in music PR and marketing. This led him to co-found and run the legendary German music PR agency Queen About Music from 2003 to 2012. If you were to ask his colleagues (or clients) they would not hesitate to tell you how creative this man's brain is (though this North German gentleman would never claim something so bold himself).
Christian Holl Buhl, Managing Partner, buhl (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Partner and co-chief at FACTORY 92. Christian is a Danish citizen but has been an expat most of his life, spending his youth and childhood in Brussels as the son of a EU lobbyist. This background is also the backbone of Christian's key professional competence. Namely the capacity to understand interests and shape, translate and succesfully deliver border-crossing campaigns and business plans. Before joining FACTORY 92 (in January 2013) Christian spent much of his youth touring with his own rock band, completed bachelor and MBA degrees in business and founded and ran Brussels-based music export consultancy the rocking factory from 2007-2012.
Yan Mangels, Partner & Accounting, mangels (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Yan has been an influential German music industry professional for several decades having founded and headed legendary German hip-hop booking agency Wir Kümmern Uns and co-founded Queen About Music. Yan’s main profession is his job as senior agent at one of Germany's leading live agencies FKP Scorpio. When things get hectic and crazy (which happens in agency life) one can always trust in Yan's experienced cool mind to bring things down to the constructive level again.
Katharina Lange, Head of PR, lange (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Katharina Lange is bachelor in Scandinavian Studies & Philosophy and FACTORY 92's Head of PR, carrying out a vital leadership role between the Managing Partners and the rest of the team. Katharina started her music industry career at German college station Radio Q where she ultimately became the Editor in Chief. It was here that the newly founded FACTORY 92 discovered and hired her back in 2013. Kathi was thus a "vital cog in the FACTORY 92 machinery" during first 4 years of the agency’s existence, and was missed during her 1-year spell at ADA / Warner.
Philipp Oppenhäuser, Senior PR Manager, oppenhaeuser (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Philipp is bachelor in political sciences and sociology and Senior PR Manager at FACTORY 92. Philipp joined FACTORY 92 in 2016 following spells as a booker at Kreativfabrik Wiesbaden and marketeer at Visions Magazine, and quickly grew into the role as our live industry expert working extensively with clients such as MCT and SZIGET. Philipp has moreover toured all over Europe with his own bands. Bonus info: You will be hard pressed to find another German music industry professional with a better sense of humor than this guy.
Melanie Gerth, Campaign Coordinator, gerth (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Melanie is bachelor in business management and joined FACTORY 92 in January 2018, following a 2-year spell at Münster-based label, management and service-agency UNCLE M MUSIC. Before entering the music industry in 2016 Melanie completed a professional banking education and worked in banks for more than 4 years, making her the perfect coordinator for our PR and marketing campaigns (budgets, deadlines, people, etc.).
Janika Reuter, International Relations Coordinator, reuter (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Janika holds a master’s degree in Management of Creative Business Processes from Copenhagen Business School and joined FACTORY 92 in July 2018. Her music industry career started in 2013 at Berlin based record company Trickser Tonträger, where she worked with everything from booking and concert production to promotion and PR. During her four year residence in Denmark, she freelanced as a PR coordinator for ListenCollective with a focus on the local market and gained further experience as part of the creative conglomerate B Group.
Frithjof Vogelsang, Student Help, presse (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Frithjof is a passionate musician and is currently finishing his final year at Hamburg's HafenCity University (graduating in Metropolitan Culture), and thus aims to connect the management basics from his studies with his interest for the music industry. After interning at FACTORY 92 for three months in 2018, he continues in the agency as a student employee.
Liisa Lahtmets, Intern, international (at) factory92 (dot) eu
Liisa is joining FACTORY 92 until Mid-October 2019, courtesy of the European Commission’s Music Moves Europe Traineeship program, which is organized by Music Estonia. Liisa comes with a strong background from the Estonian music sector where she is Head of Marketing and Communications at international event production company PS Music Events in Tallinn. She has studied Cultural Management and is currently studying Integrated Arts, Music and Multimedia. Liisa has in the past worked for several other events and festivals in the Baltics, and has also interned abroad at Latvian record label I Love You Records. On the side Liisa is moreover hosting a radio show on the Estonian Public radio Raadio 2.