About the company
The Schott Music Group is one of the leading music and media publishing firms worldwide. Alongside its parent company in Mainz, it possesses active subsidiaries in major international markets. The publishing house was founded in Mainz in 1770 by the copper engraver and clarinettist Bernhard Schott, where the company headquarters continue to be based today in a listed Classical building dating back to 1792. Alongside music printing, the company has since been expanded to encompass a broad product catalogue and comprehensive range of services within the field of music.
The Schott Music Group is a modern international company which has remained exclusively family-run for six generations. For over 45 years, the CEO Dr Peter Hanser-Strecker has shaped the profile of the company. Around 200 employees from editorial, production and distribution departments work for composers, authors and customers, ensuring the generation of new repertoire in cooperation with its creators and displaying a passionate commitment every day to fulfil customer wishes from across the world within the field of music.
Currently, over forty publishing firms are now under the aegis of the Schott Music Group. The product range covers all areas of musical life, including performance and teaching literature, urtext editions, concert and operatic repertoire, performance material, study scores, collected editions, music books, periodicals, CDs, educational seminars, e-books and apps.