Kling Klang represents the German Label run by Kraftwerk and launch back in 1998.
Kraftwerk are a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf, and fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008. The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western Classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation. The group's simplified lyrics are at times sung through a vocoder or generated by computer-speech software. Kraftwerk were one of the first groups to popularize electronic music and are considered pioneers in the field.
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kraftwerk's distinctive sound was revolutionary, and has had a lasting effect across many genres of modern music. According to The Observer, "no other band since the Beatles has given so much to pop culture" and a wide range of artists have been influenced by their music and image. In January 2014 the Grammy Academy honored Kraftwerk with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kling Klang (also spelled as Klingklang) is the private music studio of the band Kraftwerk. The name is taken from the first song on the Kraftwerk 2 album. The studio was originally located at Mintropstrasse 16 in Düsseldorf,Germany, but in mid-2009 was relocated to a new location in Meerbusch-Osterath, around 10 kilometers west of Düsseldorf.
In the late 1970s Kraftwerk released its records on the label Kling Klang Schallplatten, which were licensed to and distributed by EMI Electrola in Germany and licensed to other EMI labels (most of the time) in other parts of the world.
Later and current releases are credited to Kling Klang Produkt, or simply Klingklang. EMI and Warner Music Group, along with their subsidiaries, have promoted and distributed the records in various territories. Kling Klang Music and No Hassle Music existed as music-publishing companies for a small period of time in the US, being associated with ASCAP. In 1999, the band signed a new worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music