Our Story

Music In Our DNA

Music In Our DNA

From our team, to our tech, to the finished product that arrives at your door, Xounts has the love of music in our DNA. We want to offer music lovers a bigger, more emotional way to listen to music in their contemporary settings.

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  • German Ingenuity. Xounts is founded in Hamburg by Frank Otto & Oliver Richter
  • Develop exposure in the EU market
  • Xounts wins supporters and earns exposure through successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter & Indiegogo
  • Xounts wins notable awards, including Plus X award, HiFi Test review grade 1,1 HiFi Vision grade: Very Good
  • Awarded ‘BEST OF THE YEAR 2018’ from HIFI TEST magazine
  • Xounts begins partnership with Grammy’s MusiCares to support their mission of musician health & support
  • Commissions the gorgeous Xounts Art Edition, designed by Billi Methé
  • Creates custom collection of Xounts Style covers featuring Sammy Hagar
  • Initiates official partnership with Sammy Hagar as Xounts brand ambassador
  • Xounts creates unforgettable custom style covers for notable musicians, all of which were signed by the artists & auctioned in support of MusiCares: Dolly Parton, Ozzy Osborne, Alice Cooper, & Macklemore
  • Xounts welcomes Sammy Hagar & Tom Consolo as partners & shareholders in Xounts Inc
  • Initiates official partnership with AC/DC, including the creation of custom collection of AC/DC Style Covers
  • Official Xounts launch in the US market
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The Founders

Frank Otto

With a lifetime of dedication to music & creativity, Frank is a multimedia mastermind who, both before and after the creation of Xounts, has given his life to the pursuit of encouraging passion in music, worldwide. Xounts is just one chapter to a story of creativity that’s still unfolding.

  • Co-founded VIVA, first German-language music TV channel – 1993
  • Founder, 98.8 KISS FM Berlin – 1995
  • Editor, Hamburger Morgenpost -1999-2003
  • Multimedia art project, TRIP, tours globally, including Santa Monica – 2005
  • Receives Order of Merit, Federal German Republic – 2013

Oliver Richter

Part of a dynasty of sound innovators, Oliver brings his in-born sound design knowledge to the table, combined with decades of innovation and experience in the areas of consumer electronics & lifestyle products.

  • Son of Gerhard Richter, founder of DYNAUDIO, the world-renowned innovators in speaker tech.
  • Founded first company, ABSOLUTE SOUND, during his studies in Hamburg
  • Expanded offerings to suit the needs of global clients, such as Wolfgang Joop, Jil Sander, & Karl Lagerfeld
  • Founder & innovator behind the worldwide rise of Xounts
Frank Otto and Oliver Richter

Our Brand Partners

Xounts is honored to have highly influential friends turning up the volume on the Xounts mission.

Tom Consolo

Manager, producer, and businessman with decades of experience under his belt, Tom Consolo is a passionate music lover who has dedicated his life to supporting and promoting some of music’s biggest names. His dedication to the Xounts mission and to Musicares is the next chapter in his commitment to bringing music to the people!

Tom currently manages:

  • REO Speedwagon
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
  • Michael Anthony
Tom Consolo
Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar

In the pantheon of rock music, it doesn’t get much bigger than Sammy Hagar. A Grammy-winning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Sammy continues to sellout tours around the world and pen chart-topping albums with his latest supergroup, The Circle.

As an entrepreneur, Sammy throws the ultimate party at his Cabo Wabo Cantinas and with his award-winning line of spirits, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, Santo Tequila & Santo Mezquila.

The Red Rocker also lends his unbeatable passion for music to the Xounts project— and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board!

  • Multi-platinum solo career, lead singer of Montrose (1973-75), Van Halen (1985 – 1996)
  • 25 Platinum albums on sales surpassing 50 million worldwide
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 2007 (Van Halen)
  • Global entrepreneur, including the Cabo Wabo Cantinas & Tequila, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, Santo Tequila & more
  • Two-time New York Times best-selling author