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Our Mission
Your on-ramp to the Media Autobahn

Autobahn your media

We provide the framework conditions for your business. As an experienced digital logistics partner for the media industry, we enable you to send your content around the world. You retain full control over your data content at all times. Spotify recommends EMS as a delivery platform and Apple lists us as an encoding house.


Smart tech by smart people

Our team of experts knows exactly what you're about. Why? Because we listen and have 20 years of experience with digital services for the media industry. Development of new projects happens at eye level with our partners. Our goal is to find the best solution for you.


Taylor-made solutions

Audio, video, audio books, eBooks. Each medium requires its own process chain, just like each genre may define its own subset of conditions. If you are looking for a DSP-partner to match your workflow, contact us. Our offers are tailor-made and never one-size-fits-all.


Our Service
What we can do for you

Digital Media Logistics

No matter what format; we deliver to over 100 destinations worldwide, big and small. We're catering to the full range of their required specification details, while also taking care of the little guys. You have the content, we have the delivery expertise. With the instruments in your Toolbox, you retain full control over the individual steps within the process chain.

The Process Chain

Digital Media Logistics

The Process Chain
Submission

You send us your audio, video, audio book and / or e-book content via FTP. These are then transferred directly to the encoding management system, where they are processed for delivery to your contractual partners. This usually happens within one working day.


Quality inspection

We treat your data as carefully as if it were our own. Once in the system, all data pass through various quality control stations; Starting with the first comparison of the delivered metadata versus the associated audio and video content to the final sound check and approval by the Wavealyzer, our digital stethoscope. Without these seals of approval, no product leaves our system.


Hosting

Your media data are stored in our in-house data center, which renders you and us independent from third parties. All important elements that are important for a smooth process have been designed with fallback redundancy in mind. Should a server ever fail, we can switch to alternative systems within a very short time. We have access to the entire technical infrastructure at all times and are happy to share the reassuring feeling of seeing the “green lights” for ourselves.


Encoding

Our system is able to create any required media format, availing transcoded contents for later deliveries. With the MMP you can save designated usage/s individually per destination, from product to track level, and adjust according to your needs at any given time. Changes to requirement profiles are just as much a part of our customer service as adding new features. We constantly keep developing the system onwards, so that your offer is still up-to-date tomorrow.


Delivery

The EMS is connected to over 100 download shops, streaming portals, aggregators and other service providers worldwide. Your products leave our systems via fiber optic uplink, speeding towards your intended destinations as fast as they can take 'em. No matter how many products our system has to process; jams are none of your worries. A guarantee for timely delivery.


Evaluation

Of course, sales figures for music and audio book products can also be managed in the MMP. You have access to daily and monthly sales figures, which - as far as available from the destinations - are updated in real time with incoming data. Various display options enable a quick overview with customizable analysis graphics. Data lists enable deeper analysis. These can be filtered according to various criteria and exported for further processing.



Content Operations

Our content operations team takes care of digital inventory management in its entirety for you. We import your media content, safeguard quality, generate metadata, produce the digital product and manage the digital service chain.

The three pillars’ princible

Content Operations

The three pillars’ princible
The operational

Your responsible operations manager is always available to help convey your release strategy per the metadata, so that your targeted DSPs can process and execute the relevant instructions properly.

The System Operations Team is your contact for all technical matters relating to the provider platforms you cater to. From setting up new destinations smoothly and ensuring error-free deliveries up to flawless presentation of your products to the end-user; everything is taken care of here, so that your product always reaches your intended audience/s in the best possible form.


The technical

Whether meeting industry standards such as DDEX and ONIX or proprietary system specifications, our platform supports all requirements of connected partners.

Each supply chain interface is programmed individually to ensure your full access to all functionalities of each individual destination. We regularly take top positions in the audits and rankings of the largest DSPs worldwide.


The personal

We monitor the process, provide the right tools -- even if it means whipping up tailor-made innovatons for your bespoke purpose/s -- and lend a hand wherever neccessary. Being technologically up to date is a given, but looking after your concerns from start to finish and beyond is a matter we take professional pride in on a personal level. It's committed human beings taking care of your supply chain, down to the DSPs' backends and tools (e.g. AppleConnect, Spotify SCatMan etc.). We know we are dealing with people; hence, so are you.

We're closely familiar with the requirements of individual trading partners, down to the last nook & cranny. Should something get stuck, we get to the bottom of it. If there is a problem, the solution starts here.



Custom Solutions

We think along. Each partner has their own workflow and individual strengths. Our strength is the creation of tools optimized to match individual workflows. For conquering new markets, we create the solutions you need; just as you need them.

Our strengths

Custom Solutions

are our strength
We listen.

The secret of our success is actually quite simple: close cooperation between us and our clients at eye level. With us, there is no off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all. You tell us your requirements; we discuss the scope together and then work out a solution suited to your needs. Your workflows and business structures flow into our project planning, culminating in the best product created for your individual situation.


We think along. And alike.

The ever-changing digital media market requires constant re-evaluation of established procedures as well as the development of new tools. We are in ongoing dialogue with leading players from all areas of the digital economy. For us, passing on this knowledge is part of customer service. We keep you apprised on planned developments and work with you to hash out working strategies for your business on the market. Our goal is to meet the requirements and developments in logistics for digital entertainment content always at the latest level with and for you.


We enable.

We build tools for the market of today and tomorrow. For more than 20 years, we've been successfully realizing projects for the digital media industry.
An overview of our existing range of applications is available in our Toolbox section.



Your Toolbox
Stay in control of your data

All your products

MMP

Our Mediadata Management Program (MMP) is the control center for your merchandise management with us.


Artist Profiles

ID.entities

Always address the right artist identities on Spotify and Apple's services


Your digital One-Sheet

Flasheet

Digital One-Sheets for effectively pitching your products


Know thy listener/s

Audiobook Analytics

The usage numbers of your spoken content - at a glance, and actually telling you something


Count your revenue

SalesBoard

Sales figures and statistical evaluations, concise and clear.


About us
Human-driven tech. Tech-driven humans.

Pioneers, Coders, Musicians

For more than 20 years, we have not only scored by technical expertise alone. We also know your side of business from own experience. Because in addition to professional engagement in dealing with media contents, a large part of our team is also active in the entertainment sector on their personal time; be that as an artist, producer, label-manager or many an other occupation.

That's why we can not only relate to your sensitivities first-hand, but also know the value of your catalogue/s.


Our values

We accept no less than the highest security standards to protect your products and our systems, running our own dedicated server park physically located in Germany to host from. At that, reyling on green energy is just as natural for us as the well-known reliability on which our long-term partnerships ground.


Our Team
In alphabetical order

Alex Simon
Alex Simon

Content Operations Manager

Alexander Maiwald
Alexander Maiwald

System Operations Manager / DSP Relations

Alina Lohrmann
Alina Lohrmann

Team Leader Content Operations Audiobook

Andrea Radermacher
Andrea Radermacher

Assistant to MDs & HR Manager

Bernd Koesling
Bernd Koesling

Senior Developer

Christian Kisseler
Christian Kisseler

Content Operations Manager / Audiobook

Christian Beermann
Christian Beermann

Content Operations Manager / Music

Christoph Bornefeld-Ettmann
Christoph Bornefeld-Ettmann

Managing Director

Denis Kappes
Denis Kappes

Content Operations Manager / Music

Elmar Toeller
Elmar Toeller

Content Operations Manager / Music

Erk Richter
Erk Richter

System Operations Manager / Supply Chain

Igor Dobric
Igor Dobric

Apprentice Developer

Irmin Wiechmann
Irmin Wiechmann

CTO

Jan Kuechler
Jan Kuechler

Developer

Jhesta Narasimhamurthy
Jhesta Narasimhamurthy

Student Trainee (Software Development)

Joerg Nijmeijer
Joerg Nijmeijer

System Operations Manager / Product Owner MMP

Kevin Wagner
Kevin Wagner

Content Operations Manager / Audiobook

Levin Wiechmann
Levin Wiechmann

Creative Director

Lukas Huettis
Lukas Huettis

Team Leader Product Management & Development

Marc Radermacher
Marc Radermacher

Managing Director

Marius Melcher
Marius Melcher

Content Operations Manager / Audiobook

Martin Schneider
Martin Schneider

Senior Manager Content Operations

Wolfgang Stoelzle
Wolfgang Stoelzle

Senior Developer

Our Network
Connectedness is what we‘re all about

Partnerships

Knowledge exchange is at the core of what we do. We grow better understanding your daily operations' requirements and you do by our getting these cast into optimized processes. It is this mutual fertilization on which the long-term partnerships with our clients and other important players in the market are based; a manifest of trust, synergetically fuelling the benefit of all parties involved.

Our Partnerships at a glance

Our partners

Who we work with
!K7 Music
!K7 Music
Audible Magic
Audible Magic
DDEX
DDEX
GoodToGo
GoodToGo
Indigo
Indigo
lit.COLOGNE
lit.COLOGNE
mbassador
mbassador
PHONONET
PHONONET
tonpool
tonpool
VUT
VUT
wordandsound
wordandsound
Zebralution
Zebralution

Destinations

Contractual sovereignty over your points of presence is and remains yours alone. We offer the logistical infrastructure, technological expertise and valuable relationships with more than 100 sales & streaming platforms, aggregators and other online service providers worldwide. Here is a brief overview of the destinations currently served thru us:

List of destinations

Destinations

Where we deliver to
Name Link Location
247 https://www.247entertainment.com/ DE
7digital https://www.7digital.com/ GB
agedi https://www.agedi.es ES
akazoo https://www.akazoo.com GB
alibaba (xiami) https://www.xiami.com CN
amazon https://www.amazon.com US
anghami https://www.anghami.com LB
anyreads https://anyreads.com LT
apple books https://www.apple.com/apple-books/ US
apple itunes https://www.apple.com/itunes US
apple music https://www.apple.com/music/ US
aspiro (tidal) https://www.aspiro.com 'NO'
audiamo https://www.audiamo.at AT
audible https://www.audible.com US
audiobooks.com https://www.audiobooks.com US
audiolibrix https://www.audiolibrix.com/en CZ
audiolock https://www.audiolock.net GB
audioteka https://www.audioteka.com PL
awa https://awa.fm JP
bandcamp https://bandcamp.com US
beatport https://www.beatport.com US
bleep https://www.bleep.com UK
bmat https://www.bmat.com ES
bookbeat https://www.bookbeat.com DE
boomkat https://www.boomkat.com UK
boomplay https://www.boomplaymusic.com/ NG
bugs https://music.bugs.co.kr KR
ciando https://www.ciando.com DE
danceallday https://www.dance-all-day.com DE
deephu https://www.deep.hu HU
deezer https://www.deezer.com FR
digitalstores http://www.digitalstores.net DE
digitaltunes https://www.digital-tunes.net FI
divibib https://www.divibib.com DE
djmonitor https://djmonitor.com NL
doctronic https://www.doctronic.de DE
dubset https://www.dubset.com/ US
ebsco https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks US
emusic https://www.emusic.com US
findaway https://findaway.com US
gardners https://www.gardners.com US
google music https://music.google.com US
gracenote https://www.gracenote.com US
hardwax https://www.hardwax.com DE
highresaudio https://www.highresaudio.com DE
hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com US
ami entertainment https://amientertainment.com US
idagio https://www.idagio.com DE
ifeelmusic https://www.ifeelmusic.net KR
igroove https://www.igroove.ch CH
iheartradio https://www.iheart.com/ US
imusica https://www.imusica.com.br BR
jaxsta https://www.jaxsta.com AU
jiosaavn https://jiosaavn.com IN
juno https://www.juno.co.uk UK
kkbox https://www.kkbox.com JP
kobo rakuten https://www.kobo.com CA
libri https://libri.de DE
lovedarecords https://www.love-da-records.com HK
mediacontrol https://www.media-control.de DE
medianet https://www.mndigital.com/ US
melon https://www.melon.com KR
mercat https://www.trapez.com DE
mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com UK
mondia media https://www.mondia.com DE
musicme https://www.musicme.com FR
muzik https://www.muzik-online.com TW
naxos https://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com US
netease https://music.163.com CN
nextory https://www.nextory.de SE
'nook (barnes & noble)' https://www.barnesandnoble.com US
nuuday https://www.nuuday.com DK
onmobile https://www.onmobile.com IN
overdrive https://overdrive.com US
pandora https://www.pandora.com DK
phononet https://www.phononet.de DE
pubfront https://pubfront.com DK
qanawat https://www.qanawat-me.com AE
qobuz https://www.qobuz.com FR
real networks at https://www.realnetworks.com US
resso https://www.resso.app CN
roxi https://roximusicsystem.com GB
satellite https://www.satelliterecords.com US
securycast https://www.securycast.com US
shazam https://www.shazam.com US
soundcloud https://www.soundcloud.com SE
soundtrack your brand https://www.soundtrackyourbrand.com GB
spotify http://www.spotify.com UK
storytel https://www.storytel.com SE
tencent music https://www.tencentmusic.com/en-us/ CN
tesla https://www.tesla.com US
tigerbooks https://tiger.media/tigerbooks/ DE
tiktok https://www.tiktok.com CN
trackitdown https://www.trackitdown.net UK
traxsource https://www.traxsource.com US
uma https://umamusic.com UK
vevo https://www.vevo.com US
whatpeopleplay https://www.whatpeopleplay.com DE
yandex https://music.yandex.ru RU
youtube https://www.youtube.com US
youtube music https://music.youtube.com US
zvooq https://www.zvooq.com RU

The group

Since its inception in 2004, EMS has been working closely with Zebralution GmbH, constantly involved in the development of Europe's first digital distribution enterprise for many years. In 2019, we've transformed into our own division within the Zebralution family, working together even more tightly on new software solutions for the areas of digitally marketing music and spoken content in many forms.

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Jobs
We are hiring

What we offer

Flat hierarchies, family-friendly management and a trusting team atmosphere have always been important to us.

With us you are in the thick of the ongoing expansion and developments of the digital music and spoken contents markets.


Vacancies

Backend-Administrator (m/w/d)
Permanent position, full-time
Job posting
(Detailed description only available in German)

Full-Stack Developer (m/w/d)
Permanent position, full-time
Job posting
(Detailed description only available in German)

Workplace Adminstrator (m/w/d)
Permanent position, full-time
Job posting
(Detailed description only available in German)