7digital is a B2B digital music and radio services company. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.
Bandcamp is a global music community where fans discover new artists, intimately connect with them, and directly compensate them for their work. Bandcamp’s mission is to provide all artists with a fair and sustainable platform to distribute their music directly to their fans, and to give fans easy ways to directly support the artists they love. To date, fans have paid artists $151 million using Bandcamp, and Bandcamp sells about 22,000 records each day, or about one every four seconds. The company has been profitable since 2012.
The BBC is the largest broadcasting organisation in the world. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain.
It is a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the licence fee that is paid by UK households.
The BBC uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 8 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website.
BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 32 languages. It is funded by a government grant, not from the licence fee.
The BBC also has a commercial arm, BBC Worldwide. Its profits are returned to the BBC for investment in new programming and services.
Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 300 employees worldwide with offices in France, The UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa.Believe empowers artists and labels to maximize the value of their music in the transitioning digital music space by providing them with a full suite of services: digital music and video distribution, digital marketing and promotion services, synchronization and neighboring rights management, full label services including international physical distribution and campaign management, as well as in-house record label Believe Recordings, and DIY distribution platform TuneCore. The company prides itself on providing personal tailor made services for each label and artist.Believe Digital leverages its network of over 30 offices around the world staffed with local music industry and digital marketing experts to support its clients on a global basis. Championing innovation and transparency throughout its ten-year history, Believe has developed leading in-house technology as well as a range of analytical and promotional tools to help labels & artists leverage the benefits of digital.Believe is the digital distribution home to the likes of Brownswood Recordings, Southern Fried, Hospital Records, Tru Thoughts, One Little Indian, Future Classic, World Circuit, Skint Records, Nettwerk Records, Soundway, Kartel Label Services, Xtra Mile Recordings, Saregama, Soulfood Distribution, Distri, AFM Records, Parov Stelar, K-Tel, Scorpio Music, Halidon, Chinese Man Records, Nowadays Records, Delicieuse Records, Prime Direct and Southern Record Distribution.Our in-house label Believe Recordings and Label Services department has delivered globally successful release campaigns for James Vincent McMorrow, Gavin James, Youssoupha, Grand Corps Malade, Breton and Public Service Broadcasting, achieving multiple chart successes and sales certifications.For more information, visit: believedigital.com
The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) has colleges in six cities where music matters most – London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton – and is proud to be the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in the UK and Europe. Our six colleges have over 50 years’ experience between them in helping students launch successful and sustainable careers in the music industry.We offer a broad range of Higher and Further Education modern music courses – including highly vocational, real-world degrees and diplomas in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting, Music Production, Music Business, Event Management and Music Journalism.BIMM students collaborate with some of the finest aspiring musicians and music industry professionals in the world, and are guided by a talented group of top-class tutors; every one of them still active in the contemporary music business and working to a syllabus honed and informed by the modern industry.We connect our students to regular collaborative experiences, including Masterclasses hosted by internationally renowned guest artists, end-of-term gigs, A&R panels, the annual BIMM album, and participation in our summer festival work experience scheme which sees them set-up, run and perform at these events, taking care of everything from stage management and live sound to on-site reporting. Plus we have a dedicated career planning and support programme which provides our students with ongoing engagement with the industry, work placements, internships, CV advice, job hunting and more.BIMM students also get direct access to the largest alumni network in the industry, with graduate success stories including The Kooks, Tom Odell, James Bay, George Ezra, Marina Diamandis (Marina and the Diamonds), Ben Thompson (Two Door Cinema Club) and Adam Pitts (Lawson).With credentials like these, it’s easy to see why BIMM is the UK and Europe’s most connected music college; and we continue to take pride in connecting our students to a life in music.
Bray and Krais SolicitorsMore info
Bray and Krais Solicitors
Bray & Krais is a leading music and entertainment law firm, advising a variety of clients including artists, performers, composers, managers, agents and record labels, as well as actors, writers, models and sports personalities, for example. Clients praise the firm for its ability to handle matters sensitively and deliver an experienced, pragmatic service. We are also noted for technical ability alongside industry knowledge, and described as having in depth knowledge of the music industry as a whole – not just the law but also the business and the people involved - with an impressive understanding of changing revenue streams and business structures in the new music paradigm. Bray & Krais provides a range of specialist legal services, including commercial, corporate, employment and private client work. Our expertise spans everything from artist agreements to live touring and events to joint ventures and corporate finance.
British CouncilMore info
The British Council Music team works with the organisation's global network of arts managers and partners to plan, resource, deliver and evaluate high-impact arts projects involving professional artists and organisations from the UK. We aim to strengthen the international profile of UK music and creativity, to communicate the diversity of UK society, and to establish long-term partnerships overseas. The Music team also has its own weekly radio show, The Selector, featuring the best new music from the UK.
CC Young & Co Ltd
CC Young & Co Ltd
CI delivers digital content on behalf of independent labels and distributors to music services such as Spotify, iTunes/Apple, Amazon, Google/YouTube and many more.CI was founded in 2002 to fill a growing need in the music industry. The independent sector was finding it difficult to deal with the variety and complexity of digital music delivery in those early days of downloading. Our co-founders, Paul Sanders and Philip Crewdson, saw that the only way the indies would be able to access the digital market would be to pool their resources to build and maintain a technical delivery platform. This grew into CI.Over the years since, we have grown organically so that we now hold almost 2.5 million tracks on behalf of 150 clients, who collectively represent around 8000 record labels. We made 20 million track deliveries in 2015, and we manage this by having great systems – almost entirely automated so that our team can spend their time helping our clients to get the most out of their relationship with CI, working out the best way for each client to use the access to market that we enable.
Coutts & CoMore info
Coutts & Co
Coutts has established an enviable profile in the media, advertising and entertainment sectors. We provide banking services to businesses in music, film, television, theatre, the arts and entertainment.
Establishing an in-depth understanding Coutts was one of the first UK banks to create a specialist media team. We provide advice, products and services that reflect our understanding of this dynamic industry. Our team works with professional industry advisers, other intermediaries, and trade organisations, helping provide the bespoke services you require.
Disc Manufacturing Services (DMS)More info
Disc Manufacturing Services (DMS)
DMS Vinyl are an independent crew of musicians and creatives who specialise in the manufacture of vinyl records, discs and custom packaging. UK based since 2004 but globally active, DMS are renowned for their next level customer service, competitive pricing and lead times. Their experienced team are fuelled by the passions of the independent sector, working hard both in and out of the office to make a lasting difference to their local music scene. As the only major supplier of pressed records in the Southwest, DMS have a rich history of supporting creative community ventures, educational projects, grassroots music venues and emerging artists and labels.
DMS are proud to celebrate strong ties with organisations such as AIM with regular sponsorship of key events like the AIM Awards, recognising those in the music industry who also work tirelessly to drive positive change for future generations.
Discovery RecordsMore info
Discovery Records launches competitively priced short and large run print and duplication services in addition to UK and international distribution.
Entertainment Intelligence, Ltd.More info
Entertainment Intelligence, Ltd.
Entertainment Intelligence is unique in its ability to seamlessly blend data from a wide variety of sources, tracking and analysing information at breath-taking speed, building tailor-made solutions to help clients understand their audience, and increase business/marketing efficiencies. Clients include Domino, Secretly Canadian, Cargo Records, Zebralution, Stones Throw, Hopeless Records, Fintage House, Dualtone, Secret City, Concord Music Group, Mom & Pop, Naxos, Redeye and many more.
Everything Counts PRMore info
Everything Counts PR
Everything Counts is a print and online PR company specialising in music, events and festivals.
Emily Cooper has over 17 years of experience in the music industry. For ten years Emily was director of Anorak London, one of the UK’s leading music PR companies, and managed campaigns for Mumford and Sons, Björk, James Blake, Rudimental, Foals, Marilyn Manson, Tom Jones, Battles, Bombay Bicycle Club, Hudson Mohawke and many more.
Recent successes include top-ten album campaigns for Belle and Sebastian, Circa Waves, Interpol, Ella Eyre and Bastille, as well as working with rising stars Tom Grennan, Bad Sounds and Stevie Parker.
Emily is an advisor for the PRS Foundation Women Make Music and Momentum Music Funds.
Fastrax has been delivering music video content for majors, indies and self-releasing artists to broadcasters for over a decade. Fastrax IMD Cloud connects content producers, record labels, pluggers and broadcast networks together on one platform. The service allows 24/7 control and includes instant Quality Check, simple process notifications and real-time visibility of deliveries with configurable and exportable reporting. Friendly and expert support is available from the Fastrax Client Service team.