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AMA Verlag GmbH – Facts and figures

Founded:             
1989

Founder:              
Detlef Kessler

comes from a musical family from North Germany
1973–1978 - studied drums and piano in Weimar and Berlin

Member of the East German cult band “Panta Rhei”, the Klaus Lenz big band (Magedeburg), Georg Danzer, Herbert Grönemeyer and the Kurt Edelhagen big band as well as diverse studio productions

1986–1992 - leader of the section workshop at “Fachblatt Musikermagazin“ and organizer of seminars at the Music Academy Heeg/Remscheid

Director of the AMA Publishing House since 1989
First work: Frank Haunschild: “Die neue Harmonielehre”


Figures about the internationally operating company:

Head office:
Brühl

Director:
Detlef Kessler

Branches:                                          
AMA Verlag GmbH, Brühl / Verlag Neue Musik GmbH / Edition Margaux Verlag GmbH / Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH, Berlin-Pankow / Osnaton Verlag GmbH/ Kreuzberg Records / Mara Records, Brühl                                    

Number of employees:
15 full-time employees, varying freelance employees

Distribution:
AMA delivers nationally and internationally


Main focus of the publisher:

Production of music teaching literature,
general music literature,
Music, DVD, video and CD productions,
ambitious literature with a high practical value,
as one of the first publishers in the world: integration of popular music styles (rock, pop, jazz ...),
as one of the first publishers in the world: integration of CDs into the pedagogical concept,
several books have also been translated into English, French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.


German Award for Music Editions from the Association of German Music Publishers:

1996:
Wolfgang Fiedler, Songwriter’s Guide
Category: School and Educational Literature for Adults

1998:
Philipp Moehrke, Voicing Concepts for Jazz Piano
Category: School and Educational Literature for Adults

1999:
Manfred Schmitz, Youth Album for Piano
Category: School and Educational Literature for Children

2001:
Jürgen Kessler, AMA Trombone Method
Category:  School and Educational Literature for Children

2001:
Bernd Steinmann, Die Flamencogitarre
Category: School and Educational Literature for Adults

2002:
Manfred Schmitz, Erste Klavierstücke für Florian
Category: School and Educational Literature for Children

2003:
Matthias Böyer, Saxophon ab 140
Category: School and Educational Literature for Children

2003:
Hans-Peter Salentin, Salentins Trompetenschule
Category:  School and Educational Literature for Children

2005:
Patrick Steinbach, Irish Reel Book
Category: Editions of Popular Music

2011:
Richard Köchli, Masters of Blues Guitar
Category: School and Educational Literature for Adults

2014:
Manfred Schmitz, Klavier – Erster Weg zum Spielen nach Akkordsymbolen. Band 1.
Category: School and Educational Literature for Children, Young People and Adults