Jan Schlüter’s lovestory with music began in the early 80ties when he started djing at school parties. So consequently he joined the music industry around 1990.
Young willing and unable he started at Warner Music Germany as a press promotion person. Within two years the young man worked in different departments like TV-promotion and in Sales Marketing.
Schlüter joined Container Records in 1992. A famous record store at Hamburg´s Reeperbahn. He founded the distribution branch at Container (now Word And Sound ) plus a record label called Container Records. The label released several records and did countless licensing deals worldwide. Container Records was sold to Polygram Germany.
Later in 1992 Jan Schlüter started a new distribution company called PP Sales Forces within the Public Propaganda network. PP Sales Forces established a fine reputation with exclusive label-deals by the likes of Compost Records and Jazzanova´s Sonar Kollektiv plus US labels like Strictly Rhythm, MAW, Henry Street and British imprints like Mo Wax and Ninja Tunes. Schlüter also did freelance a&ring for Motor/Universal Germany.
In 1998 Jan Schlüter started at Yo Mama Records as a Label Manager and Head of International. He was responsible for co-working with Sony International Network Europe (S.I.N.E.) for PATRICE and took care of several major German HipHop acts like FETTES BROT, Fünf Sterne deluxe, einszwo.
In May 2000 he started BEI SCHLÜTER, an artist management company. First bands were famous German Tech-Rap super-group DEICHKIND plus German Indie-Rock Band DIE STERNE and developing electronic artists like WAREIKA and Kindergarden rap-crew Deine Freunde. Furthermore he consulted Eimsbush Entertainment, an independent record label owned by renowned German Pop/Rap-Star Jan Delay.
Schlüter also established a selective publishing branch in partnership with EMI Publishing. In his portfolio you can find compositions for artists like Nneka, Patrice, Fettes Brot, Dendemann, Deichkind and some movie scores.
Since spring 2016 Jan Schlüter joined forces with Witty Music Agency.
Witty is a music production and consulting agency specialized in composing bespoke music for adertisement movies . Schlüter is taking over music supervising, executive production, rights management and clearing. Clients range from global brands to advertisement agencies around th globe.