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Christopher Roberts’ newest venture is built on his years of experience in the classical music industry. His firm, Robisong Consultants, advises new and established classical artists on strategies for promoting themselves and nurturing their creativity.

Prior to founding his own company, Christopher Roberts worked for many years with Universal Music Group as President of the International Classics and Jazz division. The division oversees the world’s longest-standing recording company, Deutsche Grammophon, a Germany-based label founded in 1898. Christopher Roberts also managed the growth and creativity of the most comprehensive opera catalog in the world, produced under Universal Music Group’s Decca imprint.

Through forward thinking, Christopher Roberts encouraged Universal Music Group to embrace digital technology and the massive revenue and sales shifts occurring in the industry over the past two decades. During his time with the firm, Mr. Roberts successfully positioned jazz label Verve into a top player in the 1990s. Christopher Roberts’ efforts with Deutsche Grammophon allowed it to regain prominence in the 2000s, largely due to the production of several Broadway albums for shows such as Wicked and Spamalot. He was directly responsible for the unparalleled success of Andrea Bocelli, a massively successful crossover artist and the best-selling solo classical musician of all time. Christopher Roberts built the Decca and Deutsche Grammaphon labels through the promotion of artists including Renée Fleming, Hillary Hahn, and Anna Netrebko. Christopher Roberts’ progressive thinking resulted in Universal Music Group offering direct-to-consumer digital music through iClassics and DG Web Shop.

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