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Sonoton – the largest independent production music library in the world

SONOTON Music was established in 1965 and is now the largest independent production music library in the world. 


Over the past 50 years, SONOTON has represented over 100 international labels in Germany. Thousands of composers and producers from all over the world contribute their talents and enable SONOTON to release more than 100 albums each year in all genres and musical styles.


Founders Rotheide and Gerhard Narholz tirelessly manage a team of highly efficient and motivated professionals to support the company’s state-of-the-art technology, sales, creative and logistics departments with an emphasis on the best and most imaginative solutions for the Production Music client.


Their son, Gregor F. Narholz, is a huge contributor to the Sonoton catalogue and is a highly regarded TV, film and library composer with numerous awards. Additionally, having relocated to Los Angeles early on in his career, Gregor quickly established himself in the Hollywood film scoring business. His work ensures that the next generation of the Narholz legacy lends youth, vitality, vision and continuity to the ever-expanding company.