New MD for German agency Four Artist
Berlin booking agency Four Artists has announced that the former managing director Alexander Richter will end his activity after 22 years "at his own request" at the end of the year.

His successor will be Florian Hauss , who has been a member of the Four Artists team for 15 years.

Hauss began his career first as a tour manager of Die Fantastischen Vier. At Four Artists he successfully established a department for electronic music with well-known DJs such as David Guetta, Fritz Kalkbrenner and Boys Noize or the Electro Magnetic Festival.

In addition to the management, Florian Hauss will in future also take over the booking for Die Fantastischen Vier from the Berlin-based company. Markus Grosse will remain Deputy Managing Director of the Four Artists Booking Agency.

Die Fantastischen Vier and Fitz Braum founded Four Artists in 1997. Initially planned as an extended service for the artists of their former music label Four Music, the company grew under the leadership of Alex Richter into a large national and international company.

Four Artists now has 45 employees at its headquarters in Berlin and represents national artists such as Seeed, Marteria, Scooter, Clueso, Kontra K or Joris as well as international acts such as Wanda, The Lumineers, the Black Eyed Peas or Jimmy Eat World.

Pictured Florian Hauss (4th from left) together with (from left) Smudo (Die Fantastischen Vier), Andreas "Bär" Läsker (Management Die Fantastischen Vier), And.Ypsilon (Die Fantastischen Vier), Markus Grosse (Four Artists) and the Die Fantastischen Vier members Michi Beck and Thomas D.