Martin Brem

Head of Music Portfolio @ Red Bull Media House

Martin started his musical career started at a classical boys choir, later he was working as a professional musician and singer. His most notable career steps include founding the content agency BIT (Bild & Text), being the Artist & Repertoire manager at IDE (Philip Morris) and taking on the Managing Director position for Columbia Records and Sony Classical. Joining Red Bull Media House in 2012, he now takes responsibility for the company’s global music rights.

Born in the Viennese periphery, Martin Brem began his musical career at the age of 10 with the classical boys choir. He left Austria in 1983 to work as an editor and journalist for MusikExpress/SOUNDS in Munich, subsequently founded his own content agency BITE (Bild & Text), when he was then asked in 1989 to join the Philip Morris subsidiary IDE/International Design and Entertainment as an A&R/Marketing Manager for both the in-house music label and music publishing unit.. In the early 90’s Martin held the post as Marketing Director at Phonogram/Mercury Records in Hamburg and moved to London 1995 as Vice President International Marketing for Sony Music Entertainment Europe. In 1997, Brem took on the Managing Director position for Columbia Records and Sony Classical. In 2001 he took a sabbatical, after the sudden death of his wife, to take care of their two sons and developed the Japanese inspired fashion and lifestyle brand SAI SO. After selling the brand in 2007, Martin worked as managing partner of a brand consultancy firm in Berlin. Since April 2012 Martin Brem joined Red Bull Media House with offices in Salzburg, Austria and Santa Monica, California, where he is responsible for the development and exploitation of the companies global opportunities with regards to music rights.