ZEBRALUTION expands its management team and makes zebraaudio. net CEO Tina Jürgens to COO

Berlin, September 29, 2022 - Starting in October, Tina Jürgens will join ZEBRALUTION as Chief Operation Officer (COO). In her new role, the former Head of Business at ZEBRALUTION subsidiary zebra-audio.net moves up to the highest level of the digital distribution company, alongside CEO Kurt Thielen and President & General Counsel Sascha Lazimbat. Luisa Abraham, most recently Head of Sales at zebra-audio.net, takes over the management of the podcast network.

The ZEBRALUTION Group has successfully expanded its business areas and services in recent years. The company is now specialized worldwide in digital distribution for independent labels, audio book publishers and podcasts, as well as in digital media distribution through its subsidiary EMS. The addition of new leadership now also marks an expansion of the All Audio Group's management team. Tina Jürgens is an experienced expert in audio and publishing from within the company.

The chairwoman of the BVDW focus group "Digital Audio" gained important experience at various stations in important media houses such as the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Axel Springer as well as the Bayerischer Rundfunk before taking over the management of zebra-audio.net. During this time she specialized especially in the exploitation and licensing of audio content. "In recent years, the ZEBRALUTION Group has presented a dynamic growth in terms of new business areas and the technology development required for this.

With Tina Jürgens, we are bringing an experienced audio expert to the highest level to set up our structures for further growth

Sascha Lazimbat
President & General Counsel bei ZEBRALUTION

"I am very pleased to now be able to help shape the parent company of zebra-audio.net as COO in the same way, and to also focus on the areas of music and audio book exploitation - in order to create even more synergies and bring our unique approach of the "All Audio Company" into sharper focus," says Tina Jürgens herself.

(Luisa Abraham)

"I am convinced that Luisa Abraham will lead zebra-audio.net with the same dedication as I do."

Tina Jürgens
COO Zebralution

"Of course, I will continue to be associated with zebra-audio.net." In addition to Tina Jürgens, ZEBRALUTION welcomes Tobias Trosse as Chief Information Officer, completing ZEBRALUTION's new leadership team. In his new role, he will be responsible for the technical infrastructure and product development of the entire group. Trosse comes as an entrepreneur from the music industry, where he worked for over 20 years at the interface between business and technology. Among other things, he co-founded the interactive music TV service Putpat, which he later sold to ProSieben. Most recently, he built a company builder in the field of digital health.

Tina Jürgens has convinced us entrepreneurially in the management of zebra-audio.net.

Her leadership, which is as straightforward as it is empathetic, is a perfect fit for ZEBRALUTION and its employees. As a strongly growing and diverse company, we appreciate Tina's ideas, her courage and her clarity. I am very much looking forward to our collaboration and congratulate her as well as Tobias Trosse and Luisa Abraham from the bottom of my heart. I am happy that we can spread the leadership of ZEBRALUTION on more strong shoulders", says Kurt Thielen, CEO of ZEBRALUTION.


ZEBRALUTION was founded in 2004 as the first digital distributor for independent labels in Europe. The independent company operates with its own operations, marketing and business teams from eight offices in eight countries, distributing and marketing over 3,500 labels and publishers from around the world. Since 2010, in addition to the music distribution business and Neighboring Rights administration through subsidiary rightz audio, the development of new exploitation models for audiobooks and audio dramas has formed an equal segment of ZEBRALUTION. In 2018, this was supplemented by the subject area of podcasts in the form of the subsidiary zebra-audio.net. Through the acquisition of the platform company Encoding Management Service (EMS), the development of technologies for digital media distribution is also part of ZEBRALUTION's spectrum. Since 2019, GEMA has been the majority shareholder of the digital distribution company.

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