Glitterbeat specializes in vibrant global sounds. The label was created to release records that simultaneously embrace evolving global textures and localized traditions and roots. Our artists are both culturally committed and resolutely contemporary.

Glitterbeat was founded in 2012 by co-owners Chris Eckman and Peter Weber and the label’s first records were released in the spring of 2013. Peter Weber was the original manager of the band Tamikrest. Chris Eckman has a long history as both an artist (The Walkabouts, Dirtmusic) and as a producer (Tamikrest, Aziza Brahim, Bassekou Kouyaté). The label is headquartered in Hamburg (Germany) and is a five-time winner of the WOMEX “Best Label Award” (2014-2018).

In 2017 Glitterbeat introduced a new label imprint: tak:til, which focuses on global instrumental music.

Glitterbeat in 2024 is a hub for musical innovation and expression, providing a platform for artists to showcase their work and reach new audiences. With a focus on quality, creativity, and cultural diversity, Glitterbeat continues to be a leading force in the world of global music, providing a constant source of musical discovery and inspiration.