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Tapete Records is an independent record label based in Hamburg, Germany.

It was founded in 2002 by Gunther Buskies and Dirk Darmstaedter and primarily focused on Deutschpop Bands such as Erdmöbel, Niels Frevert, Tele and Anajo. Since 2005 Tapete Records also attends to international acts, for example from the US, Great Britain, Australia and Sweden. They include Lloyd Cole, The Monochrome Set, The Telescopes, The Lilac Time, Robert Forster, Hellsongs, Lacrosse, The Grand Opening, Bambi Kino, Christian Kjellvander, John Howard & The Night Mail, Last Days Of April and many more. So far, Tapete Records has put out more than 300 releases (as of November 2015). Tapete Records is internationally distributed by various distribution partners.

Tapete Records also contains the publishing company Tapete Songs and booking agency Howdy Partner Booking (former Tapete Booking). Tapete Songs features more than 3,000 published copyrights. Some of them were used in TV shows in the USA (Chuck, Homeland), England (Skins) and Canada (Degrassi). Howdy Partner Booking promotes Tapete Records bands as well as bands from other labels, having a total of more than 70 artists in its repertoire (e.g. A Projection, Bill Pritchard, The Late Call, Robert Forster, John Howard & The Night Mail and more).

In 2005 Bureau B, a label for electronic, free spirited music, was added to Tapete Records.

The artists with * are former artists

The Hanse Song Festival (organized by Tapete Records) took place for the first time in 2012. It is based in Stade, a town close to Hamburg which is famous for its historic city. It is a small festival with several folk and pop musicians performing in special and beautiful locations in the city center such as the town hall ( Königsmarcksaal), the court, the museum "Schwedenspeicher", Seminarturnhalle, St. Wilhadi-Kirche and more. In the first year nine artists performed on three different stages. Since then the numbers has risen to 18 artists, playing six different locations at the fourth Hanse Song Festival in March 2015. The Hanse Song Festival 2015 started with a musical reading by Rocko Schamoni und Tex M. Strzoda the day before the actual festival. Bands and artists that have played the Hanse Song Festival so far are, amongst others, Lloyd Cole (UK), Olli Schulz (D), Niels Frevert (D), Ezio (UK), ClickClickDecker (D), Luka Bloom (IRL), Bernd Begemann & Die Befreiung (D), Die Höchste Eisenbahn (D), Cäthe (D), Christian Kjellvander (SWE), Tim Neuhaus (D), Pohlmann (D), Hellsongs (SWE), Kat Frankie (AUS), Jan Plewka (D), Fotos (D), The Grand Opening (SWE), The Soft Hills (USA), and many more.

The Müssen Alle Mit festival is an annual festival which takes place in Stade, Germany, every summer. It took place for the first time in 2013 and is organized by Tapete Records in association with the city of Stade. Müssen Alle Mit is a one-day open-air festival drawing around 2,000 visitors each year. The style of music reaches from rock and punk to indie pop and hip-hop. A special offer is the „Tour de MAMF“, a bicycle tour from Hamburg-Finkenwerder to Stade organised by "KonzertKulTour". It includes breakfast with jam and Mett and a reception with sparkling wine once the destination has been reached.

Line Up 2015: Nada Surf (US), Antilopen Gang (D), Käptn Peng & Die Tentakel von Delphi (D), Egotronic (D), Schrottgrenze (D), Rhonda (D), Oliver Gottwald (D), host: Friedemann Weise

Line Up 2014: Thees Uhlmann & Band (D), William Fitzsimmons (US), Die Höchste Eisenbahn (D), Mozes And The Firstborn (NL), Bernd Begemann & Die Befreiung (D), Brace/Choir (US/D), Soda Fabric (ISR), host: Bernd Begemann

Line Up 2013: Kettcar (D), Die Liga der gewöhnlichen Gentlemen (D), Me and my Drummer (D), Naked Lunch (D), Turbostaat (D), Tusq (D), host: Carsten Friedrichs

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