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We are GUESSTIMATE, a Berlin based and ever expanding agency, which offers several services in the arts, music and media. Indeed, we love music with our whole hearts, which served as the trigger for the founding of the company. Our focus lies within love for detail and accuracy for every project that needs to be created with passion. GUESSTIMATE runs record labels such as KALLIAS MUSIC, SYNESTHESIA and LENIENT TALES AND also GUESSTIMATE PUBLISHING in Cooperation with BUDDE MUSIC. There’s GLORIA, the engine of our company who never forgets the funds. The division POLYTOPE BOOKING with offices in Berlin and Mumbai handles the booking & traveling of artists such as Alle Farben, Pretty Pink & Parra for Cuva. GUESSTIMATE LIVE organizes and hosts various types of events, such as festivals, club nights and cooperate events. In the meantime we keep on spinning our creative heads for new projects.
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Bureaucracy and all the paperwork that goes with it leave hardly room for creativity. In the music industry and media there’s little time to care about collecting society and your rights or even the cumbersome book- keeping. Gloria takes the wheel as the competent team and discrete partner to keep the burden off of your shoulder. Gloria follows your tempo and adheres to deadlines. We consult in all business-related areas to relieve you from stress so you can make time for the more creative parts of your work. We offer for freelancers and companies:
POLYTOPE BOOKING based in Berlin with an Office in Mumbai manages booking & travel for up- and coming artists like YOUNOTUS and has established talents such as Alle Farben, Pretty Pink & Parra for Cuva. Since 2010, Polytope‘s networked has spanned from every corner in GSA to Europe, the UK and even the US. Polytope Booking additionally supports GUESSTIMATE Live and is involved in booking processes for Kallias Label Nights and several Open Airs in Berlin and Hamburg hosting artists like Alle Farben.
GUESSTIMATE Publishing is an independent Publisher from Berlin who is also working in Cooperation with Budde Music. Our catalogue lists producer, writer and artists such as YOUNOTUS, Alle Farben, Anna Naklab, Charlott Boss and Parra for Cuva.
We are offering:
Synesthesia - Own imprint of Alle Farben. Home of his records and plattform for his close friends & music that he loves Kallias - Deep rooted dance label with a 5 year history of underground club music Raison - Based in Berlin. International operating label for quality pop music Lenient Tales - Cutting edge electronica music label
GUESSTIMATE LIVE plans, organizes, operates and supervises Inhouse- Culture & Corporate Events in Germany. From concept to performance to the post-processing we bring along our huge network to customize your campaigns, events and festivals for clients such as Alle Farben, Deutsch französisches Jugendwerk and several Start ups. At times GUESSTIMATE Live also handles travel management in close cooperation with Polytope Booking.
As most of you might know, we have recently located to a new place at Tempelhofer Ufer. We were literally outgrowing our small – but homely – old office at Kotti. Therefore we’ve now moved into a bigger and wow, also a protected as historic monument office building. That sounds pretty classy, doesn’t it? But it wouldn’t have felt right to keep it back from everyone we love, without hosting a proper office warming party. So on Oct 12th, friends, clients, family and the curious rang the doorbell to Guesstimate’s new home. To celebrate our completion of the new office, we served yummy cupcakes from Cupcake Berlin, loads of confetti (Alle Farben must’ve forgotten it here), a tiny golf course with high attendance, DJ sets by our talented friends Younotus, Perttu and many more, and not to forget a few drinks. Thanks to Absolut Vodka!
We are grateful for everyone’s support throughout the years and we’re delighted to have shared this event with so many of you. We had a blast! You can check out the photo gallery on our Facebook page.
Guesstimate enlarges its team with Andreas Weckenbrock as new head of label management.
We extend a warm welcome to Andreas Weckenbrock as our new head of label. Andreas has worked for Warner Music Group in Hamburg for several years. As Marketing Manager Digital and later Brand Manager International, he teamed up with a big range of international and national artists like Beatsteaks, Jennifer Rostock, Ed Sheeran and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He also carried out the releases of twenty one pilots, Deftones, Disturbed and Panic! At The Disco.
“I am very much looking forward to taking on new responsibilities at Guesstimate. I am happy to be working with a young, motivated, competent and very likable team and also looking forward to teaming up with amazing artists, producers and partners. Guesstimate has developed in a remarkable way over the last years and is definitely well prepared for various requirements in this complex and dynamic market. I am pleased to bring in my experience and expertise and am quite confident that we will continue and extend the successful work with new ideas into the field of recorded music and content.” | Andreas Weckenbrock
Guesstimate, together with Sony Music, presented the platinum award to Alle Farben for 400,000 records sold.
At the 1Live Krone Awards on December 1st, 2016, Sony Music and their label partner, Guesstimate, awarded the DJ, Alle Farben, the platinum for his single “Please Tell Rosie”. The song enjoyed 29 weeks on the official German charts, climbed up to #3 and even received a nomination for the 1Live Krone in the category, “Single of the Year”.
Frans Zimmer, also known as Alle Farben, accepted the prize for having sold 400,000 records together with the producer team, Tobias Bogdon and Gregor Sahm (also known as Younotus), who made contributions to the song. For Frans, it is already his third platinum award, having already won the “She Moves” in 2014 and “Supergirl” Awards in 2015.
Alle Farben is currently touring with his mates, Leonard Biwer (also known as Lahos), Michael Schulte and Younotus throughout Germany. Most of their shows are already sold out.
Guesstimate introduces Fabian Zuber as the new head of Polytope Booking.
“With Fabian as the new head of Polytope Booking, we are excited to not only bring a new leading face into the Guesstimate team but an experienced booker as well, particularly when it comes to live acts“ | Gian Köhler, Managing Director Guesstimate.
Fabi, as he likes to call himself, was born in Switzerland but has been living in Berlin for over 28 years. Fabi completed his education in event managing at Amadis and then worked for creative talent and Lichtdicht Booking/Filter Booking. During his previous booking career, he worked for bands like Stromae, Gogol Bordello, Milky Chance, Panic! at the Disco, Scooter, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and many more. Other than that Fabi is always on time like a swiss clockwork. Also he loves music and Alpacas.
We are happy to announce Luisa Kutza’s signing with Guesstimate Publishing in Cooperation with Budde Music. With Luisa, we are introducing a singer/songwriter talent who’s bringing her Finnish and Armenian roots into pop music. “I feel very comfortable being supported by these guys. I am happy to work with a team that understands their business and who’s also working very close to the artist. And I think it was more than just sheer coincidence to meet Guesstimate, where chemistry has always been there with the whole team. I’m really looking forward working with the Guesstimate & Budde team.“
“Luisa is an outstanding artist character, that drives her big emotions into her lyrics. We are happy to have her in the team.“ Mantu Overbeck | A&R Guesstimate
Polytope Booking is very happy to officially seal the deal with Anne Karolczak aka Pretty Pink. The female DJ, risen from the deep & dark woods of the Harz in Germany, made a substantial way through the steaming and raging international club scene to manifest her belief in the very finest tunes of Nu Disco, Deep – and the most unique secret selection of House. Pretty Pink by now is a fairly well known artist within Europe. Her edit of Daft Punks Get Lucky truly turned into a underground hit and has been played by famous DJ’s around the world.
Pretty Pink embodies a tasteful sound with a twist of madness that has lifted the crowds at gigs and festivals on a new level. Combined with years of professional jetset, she is a multitalented workaholic and it is with great pleasure, we work-a-holic as a team now.
“Bad Ideas make the best memories, even if you don’t remember them…” True to that motto, Alle Farben is putting out his second single from his latest Long Player “Music Is My Best Friend”. After the first hit single “Please Tell Rosie” (feat. YOUNOTUS), which has already achieved Gold status in Germany and Austria, this time the focus is shifted from Rosie onto the “bad ideas” people may have in life, which usually turn out to be the most memorable. Musically, the Kreuzberg resident adds more colorful elements to his wide palette of ideas this time out. This time beats are combined with chilled guitar fills and vocal hooks from Nashville resident Chris Gelbuda, who’s vocal crosses the track over into potential pop-hit territory.
The Berlin-based DJ also delivers a crazy video directly from Los Angeles, packed full of interest and including a wild chase. After “She Moves”, “Supergirl” & “Please Tell Rosie”, Alle Farben continues his story with “Bad Ideas” this late summer.
Berlin/Mumbai, June 24th 2016 Polytope Booking establishes a branch in India’s 12 million metropolis and is now represented internationally. Under the umbrella of Guesstimate GmbH, the Berlin booking agency starts a counterpart in Mumbai. Polytope is extending their international roster next to artists like Alle Farben, YOUNOTUS, Pretty Pink & Parra for Cuva. From the years of work by Polytope Booking, the Asian market was extrapolated to Berlin booking. Therefore, it was only logical for their internationally oriented network to not only have a local partner but also an overseas branch in Mumbai. From now on, Aneesha Kotwani takes over the booking in Mumbai.
June 3rd Alle Farben releases his new album‚ Music is my best friend‘. With the recently published singles ‚Please tell Rosie‘ and‚ Re member Yesterday‘, the Kreuzberger pops two promising songs which currently charted the #22 single charts. The LP will be his second studio album. After plenty of live gigs in March and April, Alle Farben can be seen this summer at festivals such as Lollapalooza in Chicago or the Frequen- cy in St. Pölten. The DJ has been touring all over the world and in 2014 he released his debut album ‚Synesthesia‘. The lead single ‚She Moves‘ cracked the top 15 European airplay charts, reported in an instant Gold status, and is currently slightly ahead platinum. Likewise the song ‚Super Girl‘, a collaboration with YOUNOTUS and Anna Naklab, went straight platinum. We are very happy and excited to see what’s next.
Our Guesstimate Team is an assembly of warm - hearted talents who’s competencies range from music expertise, number crunchers to creative heads, organizational talents and even more gifted talents which enrich our Guesstimate family.