Universal Music Group restricts collaboration with Rammstein

🇺🇦 Side-Line stands with Ukraine - Show your Support

(Photo by Ochir-Erdene Oyunmedeg) Record label Universal Music Group (UMG) is limiting its collaboration with Rammstein due to frontman Till Lindemann (60) being accused of unwanted sexual acts. German media outlets NDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung report that UMG will cease promoting albums by the German metal band.

UMG stated in a statement to the German media that the company has “the utmost respect for the women who have courageously spoken out in this case.”

Multiple young women have accused 60-year-old Lindemann, claiming that they were invited to afterparties during concerts where various sexual acts allegedly took place. One woman told the BBC that she was “recruited” to have sex with the singer.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the German public prosecutor’s office has initiated a criminal investigation against 60-year-old Lindemann. The metal band has hired a law firm to investigate the accusations against the frontman.

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Verified by MonsterInsights