Music labels were facing tough times when ferryhouse was founded by media entrepreneur and artist Frank Otto in 2007. The conventional industry was under threat, traditional labels were closing down, and everyone was cursing the Internet. But Frank Otto had an idea. He wanted to set up a home for aspiring young artists, and give them the time and opportunities to mature as musicians. In the years since then the label has built up an impressive roster of talent. German artists such as Alexander Knappe, Luca Vasta, Brixtonboogie, Irie Révoltés and Benne are joined by international acts including The Subways, FEMME and Hein Cooper.
As for the label name: in times past the ferryhouse was both a shelter and a place to embark on new journeys. In our case it is literally a haven for innovators and adventurers.