ARCADIA LIVE x INK MUSIC – A collaboration that supports Austrian acts across national borders. In fall 2021 the two companies have ventured into a cooperation in the live sector, focusing on the positive further development of the domestic artists now jointly supported.
“Our journey as Arcadia Live – from an indie company to a pan-European part of the FKP Scorpio group of companies – was, and is, essentially determined by the love of music and the tireless commitment to offer both the artists and the audience unforgettable and lasting live moments. With Hannes (note: Tschürtz) and Ink Music, the philosophy is similar. And it has been so since our first steps in the music business were taken, simultaneously. Since these beginnings our paths have crossed again and again – professionally as well as privately. Other similarities that define our work: Mutual appreciation, loyalty and professionalism at the highest premises. That’s why I’m looking forward to a successful future together on the international stage,” – Filip Potocki (Founder & Managing Director Arcadia Live)
It is wonderful that we can bundle synergies and competencies here, which in turn will directly benefit the artists
While Ink Music is saying goodbye to the traditional live segment after 20 years, Arcadia Live will be taking over responsibility for the future live and touring business of a good portion of the artists last represented there.
Getting them in front of audiences is a beautiful task
Moreover, the team is expanding. Arcadia Live is pleased to welcome Corinna Maier from Austria to their team at the beginning of 2022. She was already part of the Ink Music family between 2011 and 2016 and is therefore very familiar with the credo, philosophy and network of the Viennese music institution. As former tour manager of Bilderbuch, as well as having worked at Spoon Agency and WUK, she brings comprehensive understanding and experience in the live music sector.
Alongside Jonathan Zott (Head of Booking, Arcadia Live), Corinna Maier will be responsible for the live agendas of domestic acts developed at Ink Music such as MY UGLY CLEMENTINE, MIRA LU KOVACS, GARISH, KEROSIN95, FAREWELL DEAR GHOST and several more. “In the local music biotope, some of the most exciting artists, on a global scale, have developed. Getting them in front of audiences is a beautiful task that I’m really looking forward to.” – Corinna Maier
Jonathan Zott, who has been working in the booking area of Arcadia Live since its beginnings and has also been its head since the summer of 2021, is looking forward to the upcoming tasks: “It is wonderful that we can bundle synergies and competencies here, which in turn will directly benefit the artists. We are building on long-term cooperation and want to develop Austrian talent across national borders.” In the background, this cooperation opens up a network of promoters, festivals and agencies in eleven European countries for the artists via Arcadia’s shareholder and parent company FKP Scorpio. This in turn offers increased opportunities for internationalization.
(We) are taking this step with the positive expectations of breaking down boundaries by joining forces
At Ink Music, on the other hand, the company is bundling its strengths backstage – in the successfully grown label and publishing business, as well as in a strengthened management and service offering in these areas. Ink Music – the company with the undisputed core competence in the field of talent development – is now supported by Arcadia Live, a specialized and pan-European live partner.
We are building on long-term cooperation and want to develop Austrian talent across national borders
Hannes Tschürtz (Founder & Managing Director of Ink Music) on the future cooperation: “We have known each other for many years and are taking this step with the positive expectations of breaking down boundaries by joining forces”.
Translated from the joint press release on October 4th, 2021 by Arianna Fleur Alfreds