About Us

daredo media – music and movies, anytime and everywhere

For many years now, the Mannheim-based daredo media GmbH (formally known as daredo music GmbH) stands for the successful combination of physical and digital sales of media content of all kinds. In 2004, daredo media took over a lot of label brands and master rights from the former UCMG companies. Today, daredo media controls more than 12.000 tracks and songs. daredo media has early on concentrated on the digital exploitation of electronic music and was able to gain expertise in this business area which is highly-demanded and helps now also to exploit movies in a modern way of doing it. The focus is the worldwide exploitation and, above all, intermedial: cinema, Blu-Ray, DVD or VOD; CD, vinyl, mp3 or streaming. daredo media also offers concepts, production and special marketing of art and media.

Sections of daredo media:

daredo media runs established music labels like „Plastic City“, „Mole Listening Pearls“, „UCA Records“, „Eastchild Records“ or „Harthouse“ and administrate labels like „Playhouse“, „Starwood Media“, „120db“ and „Uptrax Records“ and released tracks and songs from hundreds of artists from the likes of Terry Lee Brown Junior, Yonderboi, The Timewriter, Alphawezen, Hardfloor, Naomi or Boris Brejcha. Besides variable marketing and promotion strategies for different bands and artists, each label works on its own under the administration umbrella of daredo media. Several A&Rs and Product Managers are responsible for the bands and artists with their releases on the fitting labels, depending on the style of the music.

Since 2013, daredo media also operates successful film labels such as „Darling Berlin“ or „M-Square Pictures“ and prosecute an own theatrical distribution incl. booking and billing to the German cinemas. Starting with the release concept of a movie, including detailed marketing plans via budgeting and coordinating all promotion activities up to checking all possibilities of distribution funding and organizing the delivery process to cinemas, the whole process of releasing a film lies in one hand, and thus guarantees perfectly coordinated timing and the best possible marketing within the many exploitation possibilities that the movie business offers. The main difference between this concept of “intermedial marketing” and the currently applied approaches to commercial exploitation of media is not only the closer linkage between the different marketing possibilities – it rather starts at the very beginning with a special approach to the movie itself, and it ends after a development process with individual strategies, which have no restrictions by predetermined priorities in marketing whatsoever.

Exploitation of media content – anytime and everywhere:

“Our goal is to provide consumers via all channels possible to give them the chance to listen, watch, buy or stream what they want at any time and everywhere. We don’t want to persuade potential consumers to change their user behavior just to get the chance to listen to their favorite music or view a movie from our rooster. We want to bring the content exactly to the place the users like to consume their media content.”

The new “Content Management Console (CMC)”, which will be provide step by step to all partners, is a content management solution with a direct access to essential tools: sophisticated statistics, sales overview, quick access to statements and a comfortable user interface. The CMC also includes a cloud service for all rights-owner including secure one-click creation of download links or screener links to provide promotion companies, radios, festivals, magazines and DJs with the sound or movie files. The main benefit of the CMC is the transparency of sales figures and statistics broken down into countries, portals and releases.

Some of our music releases from the past years:


Official Music Chart Positions:


  • Yonderboi – Splendid Isolation (Mole Listening Pearls/daredo music/CLS), # 3 Hungary (Album)


  • Martin Stosch – Zeit meines Lebens (UCA/daredo music/Intergroove/digedo), # 30 Germany (Single)
  • Martin Stosch – Geh nicht einfach Weg! (UCA/daredo music/Intergroove/digedo), # 79 Germany (Single)
  • Lisa Bund & Martin Stosch – Have You Found (UCA/daredo music/Intergroove/digedo), # 92 Germany (Single)
  • Martin Stosch – 7Teen (UCA/daredo music/Intergroove/digedo), # 82 Germany (Album)


  • DJ Hagen Kiev, Eastchild & Franky Miller – Arabian Legend (Eastchild/daredo music/Müzik/digedo), # 5 Turkey (Single)


  • Yonderboi – Passive Control (Mole Listening Pearls/daredo music/CLS/digedo), # 5 Hungary (Album)
  • Eichensohn & Davenstedt – FFF (Proton Records/daredo music/digedo), # 100 Germany (Single)


  • Zagar – Never The Same (Mole Listening Pearls/daredo music/digedo), # 12 Hungary (Single)


  • Sunshine live, Vol. 45 (Uptrax/daredo music/Intergroove/digedo), # 8 Germany (Compilation)
  • Zagar – Light Leaks (Mole Listening Pearls/daredo music/digedo), # 17 Hungary (Album)
  • Sunshine live, Vol. 46 (Uptrax/daredo music/Intergroove/digedo), # 11 Germany (Compilation)
  • Sunshine live, Vol. 47 (Uptrax/daredo music/Intergroove/digedo), # 6 Germany (Compilation)
  • Zagar – Space Medusa (Mole Listening Pearls/daredo media/digedo), # 27 Hungary (Single)
  • Sunshine live, Vol. 48 (Uptrax/daredo media/Intergroove/digedo), # 20 Germany (Compilation)


  • Sunshine live, Vol. 49 (Uptrax/daredo media/Intergroove/digedo), # 8 Germany (Compilation)
  • Sunshine live, Vol. 50 (Uptrax/daredo media/Indigo/digedo), # 7 Germany (Compilation)
  • Sunshine live, Vol. 51 (Uptrax/daredo media/Indigo/digedo), # 5 Germany (Compilation)
  • Marcel – Petting. Soul. Dance. (Mole Listening Pearls/daredo media/digedo), # 29 Hungary (Album)
  • Sunshine live – Die 90er (Uptrax/daredo media/Indigo/digedo), # 20 Germany (Compilation)
  • Sunshine live, Vol. 52 (Uptrax/daredo media/Indigo/digedo), # 24 Germany (Compilation)

Official Movie Chart Positions:


  • Love Steaks (D: J. Lass, P: I. Schiller, G. Schultz | Filmuniversität Babelsberg/Darling Berlin/daredo media/BeMovie), # 30 Germany
  • Love Steaks (D: J. Lass, P: I. Schiller, G. Schultz | Filmuniversität Babelsberg/Darling Berlin/daredo media/Polyfilm), # 18 Austria
  • Kaptn Oskar (D: T. Lass, P: R. Avianus, J. Knudson, T. Lass | Joroni Film/Darling Berlin/daredo media/Dropout Cinema), # 92 Germany

The history of the daredo network can be found here: daredo history