Stanislava Armoutlieva

Stanislava Armoutlieva is the founder and managing director of some of the biggest music companies Stanislava Armoutlieva is the founder and managing director of some of the biggest music companies in Bulgaria: Virginia Records, Animato Music, Virginia Publishing, Animato Music Publishing.

Virginia Records was founded in 1992, as the official Bulgarian representative of the largest record company in the world at that time – PolyGram, renamed Universal Music, after one of the biggest mergers in the industry. Virginia Records has been the exclusive licensee of Universal Music for 16 years. The company is now the exclusive partner of Sony Music Entertainment for the territory of Bulgaria. Virginia Records is also a producer and a manager of some of the top Bulgarian artists.

Virginia Publishing is the first music publishing company in Bulgaria. It is the exclusive representative for the Bulgarian territory of Universal Music Publishing. Virginia Publishing is also managing the entire production music catalogue of Universal Music Publishing – UPM. The company is a sub-publisher of Peer Music and has a partnership for the administration of BMG Rights Management. Virginia Publishing is involved in the development of several Bulgarian songwriters, thus creating an impressive catalogue of local copyrights.

Animato Music was founded in 2003 and represented EMI Music for 10 years. At the moment, the company is a partner of Universal Music.

Animato Music Publishing was established as a sub-publisher of EMI Music Publishing for the territory of Bulgaria and currently manages both the core and production music catalogues of Sony Music Publishing.

Since 2002, Stanislava Armoutlieva is Chairman of the Board of the Bulgarian Association of Music Producers (BAMP), which is a National Group of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Since 1998, she has also been a member of the Managing board of PROPHON – the Neighboring Rights Collecting Society of Performing Artists and Phonogram Producers. Between 2001 and 2006 she was a Chairman of the Managing board of PROPHON. She took over the same position in 2012 and is holding it until today.