The sixth annual Tampere Music Award will be presented to a vital character in the export of Finnish metal music. German Holger Tiefenbach, who has over 27 years of experience in the industry, is best known for his work at globally active metal label Nuclear Blast. Currently Tiefenbach works as the company’s Head of Distribution but has throughout the years taken care of e.g. A&R, production, marketing and managing of artists.
Holger “Holle” Tiefenbach has developed a deep affection towards Finland and Finnish metal music and has been a key person in helping Finnish metal acts get signed to Nuclear Blast. For example Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Amorphis, Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius have found a home and a dedicated team with the company, thus gaining international boost for their careers.
Hard-working Tiefenbach has collaborated with 180 artists and helped release approximately 1,300 albums.
”I have known Holle for about 20 years. He has not aged during that time. Holle’s affection for Finland has been visibly clear throughout the years as well. The work he has done for Finnish metal music is simply astonishing”, states Riku Pääkkönen of Spinefarm label and Ranka Kustannus, who has worked with Tiefenbach extensively.
Holger Tiefenbach will receive his award Saturday 17th of October in the Industry Awards Gala.
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