ABOUT GLOBAL ROCKSTAR

Global Rockstar was founded in 2014 to support independent players of the music business. We connect Artists with the best Producers and Writers. We help to get their productions financed and we distribute and promote them worldwide. We always aim for increasing the efficiency and transparency of all processes of the music business, in order to grant creators higher revenues and a higher chance to succeed. With our new service, we present a worldwide innovation, allowing Fans to invest in a new Single of their favorite Artist. In return, these Fans receive proceeds from the commercial exploitation of the Single. 

With our new service, we present a worldwide innovation, allowing Fans to invest in a new Single of their favorite Artist. 
In return, these Fans receive proceeds from the commercial exploitation of the Single.

We run the website globalrockstar.com, as well as a music label and a music publishing house, where internationally successful Artists like ZOË (Austrian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016) are signed.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Christof Straub is the CEO and Head of A&R. He is a multi-platinum-awarded music producer and songwriter (Papermoon, ZOË) and a serial entrepreneur in the online- & music-business.

In 2008, Christof launched his first startup Teenage Rockstar, an online video-platform for musically talented teenagers. Subsequently Teenage Rockstar produced the TV-show “Teenage Rockstar Summer camp” for the German TV-channel Super RTL in cooperation with Disney and the makers of Camp Rock. In 2014, Christof founded Global Rockstar, which first started out as “the world’s largest online music contest”. 10,000 artists from more than 160 countries worldwide were part of the contest and Global Rockstar reached international prominence. 


Today, Global Rockstar is a digital record label that runs on globalrockstar.com an online investing platform, enabling fans to become shareholders of new hit songs. And just like that, Christof Straub created the artist friendly record label, bringing the music business into the new generation and supporting artists worldwide.

OUR TEAM

Simone Kienast
A&R Manager

Simone Kienast is A&R Manager of Global Rockstar and busy scouting new talents and networking with artists and producers 24/7. Checking streaming platforms and keeping her eyes open for new talents is not just her daily business, it’s simply her vocation.

 

In 2015 she finally decided to sell her soul and started working in the music business with legends like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Ty Dolla $ign, and Conchita Wurst. Next to a Bachelor's Degree in Event Engineering, she is a drummer and has the license for pyrotechnics and lasers.

 

Simone always goes the extra mile and brings professionalism to the next level with her long time experience in finding the best solution in challenging situations - she won't take no for an answer, simply because there is always a way. Even better said: there is always a new talent out there. Do you think you got it what it takes to be the next Superstar? 


"Submit your song here"

 

 

 


Felicia Lu Kürbiß
Songwriter & Special Projects

Felicia Lu Kürbiß is a Songwriter at Global Rockstar. She joined the company as a high performing artist with several million streams on Spotify; she is supporting other artists in songwriting, creative processes and brings the perspective of an artist to the company.


Felicia is all about music and the creative processes that go along with that, such as songwriting, cover creation and music videos. Her current work as an artist helps Felicia immensely with the relationship with the artists she is working with.

Tancredi Maria Trionfi
Product & Artist Manager

Tancredi Maria Trionfi is a Product & Artist Manager at Global Rockstar. Before that he worked as an independent artist as The WDK accumulating more than a million streams on Spotify; his past experience as an artist helps Tancredi a lot in the relationship between him and the talents he is working with.


Tancredi is all about discovering raw talent artists and working with them side by side to make them shine in the long term. He is also an expert of Facebook Ads and used as an input for an organic Spotify Growth making Global Rockstar a label that does not focus only on the released song but more on the development and the sustainability of the artist's career.


Jules Hofer
Product & Artist Manager and Social Media Expert

 Jules Hofer is Product & Artist Manager and Social Media Expert of Global Rockstar. She has visited over 100 concerts and her entire life circles around music and art. She plays over five instruments, most of them self-taught! Before she found her way to Global Rockstar, she was serenading children with her guitar at the kindergarten.

 

Jules organizational skills are remarkable and she’s the glue keeping it all together. Besides her great creative talent, she’s also a pro at CMS.

 

Altogether, Jules is an amazing all-rounder with a smile on her face at all times, illuminating any room she enters!


Verena Schneeberger
Management Internship

Verena Schneeberg is an Intern in Management and keeps an eye on all topics around our social media area and supports the team in the areas of artist management as well as A&R. She is also the first point of contact for our newcomers and helps them to develop to a Headliner at Global Rockstar.

As a singer and songwriter herself, Verena knows exactly how to work and communicate with artists. She can play four instruments, started jazz vocal training when she was 14 years old and took many lessons in musictheory (also studied musicology for a bit).

Besides music she has a passion for writing, painting, analogue photography and design. She always wanted to work in the music business and use her creative mind daily - and in fact, this is what she is doing now everyday.  

Niklas Gusenbauer
Product & Artist Manager

Niklas is a Product & Artist Manager at Global Rockstar and his passion for the music business is obvious: after his master thesis about the music streaming economy he joined Sony Music Austria where he was responsible for digital distribution agendas. Besides he worked closely with artist and co-label managements and additionally on several marketing and streaming campaigns for major artists such as Falco, Thorsteinn Einarsson, and Conchita Wurst. 


His knowledge about the music industry brought him back to FH St. Pölten (University of Applied Sciences) as a guest lecturer for „music business“. Now is the time to help young, emerging artists at Global Rockstar to find their way to a sustainable career and increase their follower and streaming numbers. 


Even in his free time music accompanies him: while doing sports he loves listening to hip hop.

Satyam Subhash
Platform and Data Specialist

Satyam Subhash is the Platform and Data Specialist at Global Rockstar, performing quantitative and qualitative data analysis and research, as well as collecting data to assist with product development. Before joining Global Rockstar, he lived in London for several years, where he studied and worked as a UX/UI Designer. He is currently doing his Master's at the Technical University of Vienna with a special emphasis on data & business analytics. 

 

As a Cricket professional, Satyam has represented the Austrian National Team on several occasions at international tournaments. He continues to live his passion for the sport by coaching the Austrian Women's National Team and developing Cricket in Austria. Due to his multicultural and open-minded attitude, he enriches the diversity at Global Rockstar and aims to drive the expansion into new international music industries.


Karl Holaubeck
Management Support & Special Projects

Karl Holaubeck is the Management Assistant of Global Rockstar. He has extensive experience

in strategic project management and data analysis, which he uses to prepare strategic decisions,

steer software implementations, and develop BI methods within Global Rockstar.

 

Before Karl joined Global Rockstar, he was part of an international consulting company that

focuses on optimizing the topline of companies. In this role, he worked on projects in various

industries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

 

Karl holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia. Besides

learning about economic theories and research methods, he used the time in Vancouver to

develop his taste for mountain activities like climbing and overnight hiking in the Canadian

mountains.


Jürgen Thir
COO and CMO

Jürgen Thir is the COO and CMO of Global Rockstar. He’s an absolute expert at all marketing and sales questions. Jürgen oversees the business development of Global Rockstar and plans strategies to keep everything up-to-date. 

He not only controls the business aspects but also helps create strategies for the future of digital record labels. With his outstanding knowledge and experience in Business Development, Marketing, Sales, and Consulting, he is determined to continuously spark the exponential growth of Global Rockstar. 

He’s been in executive positions for more than 10 years and continues to share his extraordinary knowledge in the chief department. Besides being a pro at all business aspects, he is an expert in EDM and has visited the infamous Tomorrowland Festival multiple times. The total package.

Philipp Strommer
Head of Communications & PR

Philipp Strommer is the Head of Communications & PR of Global Rockstar. He is lawyer by education, communicator by soul.

Before onboarding at Global Rockstar, Philipp was tv presenter, lawyer, European Union expert, business developer and communications manager. He brings very varied international expertise into Global Rockstar.

Philipp has been with Global Rockstar almost since the beginning and also hosted our webisodes alongside Eurovision song contest singer ZOË back when Global Rockstar was still a music contest.

Philipp is a total failure as drummer, but a dedicated free-ride skier and music lover – so when he is not working, you will find him free-skiing in the mountains or listening to the Rolling Stones.

Oleksandr Katruk
Developer

Oleksandr Katruk is a developer. He has master degree in Electronic engineering of Kyiv Polytechnic University,

learning about programming of microcontrollers, that can be implemented in medicine devices. 

He is in IT sphere since 2011 once he graduated University.


Besides he dedicates himself to IT his hobby is painting. Few years ago he gathered a team of people and launched studio that creates street wear clothing. Several famous magazines published about their unusual designs.

Mykola Surygin
IT Project manager

Mykola Surygin is an IT Project manager with an extensive experience in Finance, Industrial and Entertainment industries.


He is a keen traveler and lived in most parts of the world. His passion in music started at high school and university years when he was rapping in an underground band named SCA well-known in Kyiv.

Though Mykola's biggest passion in cars both building and racing them. Mykola is building his own project cars and participating in time attack, rally and track day events.

Maryna Semeniuk
Developer

Maryna Semeniuk graduated from the National Aviation University, Faculty of Electronics. She has been working in the quality control department since 2012. 


Maryna likes to share her experience and knowledge, that's why in 2013, she started teaching activities in IT courses. She also helps people who want to start their career in IT to find their way in the direction of testing. She is constantly developing and improving her skills and knowledge.

As for personal qualities, she likes sports and travelling.

Danil Getmanenko
Front- end developer

Danil has been working in the IT industry since 2018 and managed to work as a freelancer and was involved in many successful projects.


In his free time, Danil is keen of watching movies, sports, e-sports, reading books and articles related to scientific progress.