Michael Krause is Managing Director GSA of Deezer. Before joining Deezer in June 2014 to take over the lead of the GSA region, Michael was Managing Director of the ProSiebenSat1 owned Magic Internet (Musik) Gmbh. Amongst others he was responsible for the re-launch of Germany’s largest AVOD website MyVideo.de and Co-founder of the AMPYA music brand and streaming service. He closed large partnerships, e.g. with Vodafone, and helped to build up AMPYA to become one of the best known music brands in Germany.
Before joining ProSiebenSat1, Michael worked in leading positions for Mondia Media, arvato/Bertelsmann and the mobile entertainment startup Handy.de. He started his professional career at Universal Music and Warner Music after finishing his master in applied cultural science. He wrote his master thesis about the globalization of Hip-Hop culture and played drums in different punk rock and independent bands. Michael is married and has 2 kids.