Maximilian Paproth founded his own music publishing company in 2001. From 2003 to 2013 he worked as A&R at Budde Musikverlag. From 2010, he also acts as Managing Director of Budde Music UK Ltd. From 2013 to 2018, he is initially Senior A&R Manager at SonyATV/EM Publishing, then additionally A&R of the European team, as well as Head of A&R at SonyATV and responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In February 2018, Paproth moved to Universal Music to join Frank Briegmann’s team as Senior Director A&R Central Europe. Today, as Vice President A&R Central Europe & International Marketing Germany, he oversees the A&R work of the UNIVERSAL MUSIC labels in the transnational creative exchange and signing process in Central Europe and manages the export of repertoire sung in Germany worldwide with the International Marketing department. Along the way, he completed his studies in European business administration and trained as a businessman for audiovisual media.