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We’re Hiring! Label Manager & Trade Marketing Manager (Israel)

March, 1st 2017 18:45

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Company: Believe Distribution Services 

Location: Israel

 

About Believe Distribution Services

Believe Distribution Services is the leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists & labels worldwide. We distribute music and video to Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, and more. We provide bespoke digital solutions starting with distribution and incorporating promotion, marketing, strong analytics and sales data. Believe is present in 30 countries with more than 300 staff members. In Israel Believe has operated for more than 2 years and work with major local artists, labels and distributors.

Job Description

Believe is looking for a passionate Label & Trade Marketing Manager. Experience and knowledge of the independent music industry is key, as Believe continues to drive its label acquisition strategy in Israel.

MAIN ROLES INCLUDE:

Client catalogue management:

  • Account management (catalogue management, following up of new releases, building strategy in digital).
  • Audit and business reviews of label and artist activities.

Trade Marketing:

  • Daily follow up with clients for promotion of new releases on digital stores (local catalogues and Believe international catalogue to promote locally).
  • Review of promotion activities from digital stores.

Sales:

  • Seeking prospective clients (labels, new artists) for audio and video distribution in Israel.

YOU MUST HAVE/BE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Excellent knowledge of office (Excel, Word). Use of PowerPoint and Photoshop is also beneficial.
  • Perfectly fluent in English and Hebrew.
  • A keen and creative interest in local Israeli  music.
  • A passionate, diligent self-starter.
  • The ability to multi task and prioritize.

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Believe at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016

September, 12th 2016 18:37

Last Tuesday, Believe Digital joined a force of independent music industry figures, labels and artists for a night of celebration at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016.

Proudly sponsoring the category of Independent Label of The Year, Believe Digital also celebrated the nominations of roster acts Protoje featuring Chronixx, Ghetts & Rude Kidd, Flume and label Holy Roar.

Below is a full list of nominations, winners and some photos from the evening. Congratulations to those who picked up an award, see you next year!

BEST SMALL LABEL (in association with Proper Music Distribution)
Beatnik Creative
Earth Recordings
Holy Roar (Believe)
Local Action
Numbers – Winner

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM (in association with Radio X)
Daughter – Not To Disappear – Winner
Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
Melt Yourself Down – Last Evenings On Earth
Money – Suicide Songs
Savages – Adore Life

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR (In association with MODO)
British Sea Power – The Compleat Illustrated British Sea Power (Vol. 1) (Believe)
Mikael Tariverdiev – Film Music
Slade – When Slade Rocked The World – Winner
Various Artists – Ork Records: New York, New York
Various Artists – Leaf 20 Box Set

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
Darren Hayman – Winner
Kamasi Washington
Martyn Joseph
Run The Jewels
Shaodow

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL In association with AIF, voted for via DIYmag.com)
Barn On The Farm
Beat Herder
Brainchild Festival – Winner
Pete The Monkey
Strawberries & Creem Festival

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR (in association with YouTube)
Christine And The Queens – Winner
Father John Misty
Flume (Believe)
Neck Deep
PVRIS
Stormzy

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD (in association with CI)
Chris Bye  – Arts Council England / Liverpool Sound City
Jen Long – DICE
Jess Partridge – London In Stereo
Jon Tolley – Banquet Records – Winner
Mary Anne Hobbs – BBC 6Music

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR (in association with Vevo)
Darwin Deez – The Mess She Made
Grimes – Kill V. Maim
Kaytranada – Lite Spots
Oscar – Sometimes – Winner
Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

BEST LIVE ACT (voted for by visitors to Songkick)
Babymetal – Winner
Caravan Palace
Courteeners
Sunset Sons
Wolf Alice

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR (in association with MCPS)
Adele – Hello – Winner
Christine And The Queens – Tilted
Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
Flume – Never Be Like You (Believe)
Ghetts x Rude Kid – One Take (Believe)
Major Lazer ft Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up [remix]
Protoje Ft Chronixx – Who Knows (Believe)
Radiohead – Burn The Witch
Skepta – Man
Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
KDA
Sigala – Winner
Wolf Alice
Tchami

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR (In association with The Orchard)
ARCA – Mutant
Brian Eno – The Ship
Field Music – Commontime
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Lapsley – Long Way Home
Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons – Winner
Press To Meco – Good Intent
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Roots Manuva – Bleeds
Skepta – Konnichiwa

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR (In association with Believe Digital)
Because Music
Bella Union
Epitaph/ANTI – Winner
Moshi Moshi
Ninja Tune

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC (in association with Amazon Music)
Roisin Murphy

PIONEER AWARD
Richard Russell, XL Recordings

INNOVATOR AWARD (in association with FUGA)
Stormzy

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AIM Awards 2016

Ghetts presenting the 'Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival'

Ghetts presenting the ‘Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival’

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Ghetts, Senior Label Manager Craig Evans & Head of Video Laurence James

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Noddy Holder accepting his ‘Special Catalogue Release Of The Year (In association with MODO)’ award

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The Brewery set up for the event

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Nick Parry, Digital Marketing & Communications UK

Believe Digital win big at Music Managers Forum rounders tournament!

July, 15th 2016 14:46

Last night, Team Believe (Team Noel) absolutely smashed it at the Music Managers Forum sports day in Stratford! This came after their MMF X BT Sport ‘Finding Sync Success’ panel at BT Sports Studios. The head of our brilliant Sync UK department, Pete Beck took part in the panel.

You can see some photos from the event and the aftermath of the rounders tournament below… (mostly of Leigh Morgan doing a well deserved victory lap on behalf of Believe).

 

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Sexy Zebras on Vagabundos Records

June, 15th 2016 16:02

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Sexy Zebras (Vagabundos Records) are a crushing rock n roll band from Madrid that captured the attention from companies such as Live Nation. After they received the award for the Best Spanish band in Mexico at the Los Indie-O Music Awards 2016 , they are ready to conquer Mexico and the US Latin market with a powerful collaboration with Randy of Molotov in the song “Hijo de Puta” . In parallel they’ll be on different festivals in the U.S like LAMC in NY or the Ruido Fest in Chicago. Now they’ll be receiving support from iTunes USA with a banner which is definitely a good sign for an independent Spanish artist.

Their latest release The Culeras K-Caras Wey Barbecue is out on 17th June collaborating with latin artists such as Randy (Molotov), AJ Davila (Davila 666), Yokozuna y Apolo, including new songs.

                                                                                                           

 

Believe Digital Summit: Mexico 2016

May, 18th 2016 17:39

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Believe Digital Summit: Mexico 2016

Believe Digital will be hosting a conference training session on the 24th May 2016 at the Bajo Circuito forum in the heart of La Condesa, Ciudad de Mexico, which will be run by members of Believe’s European team.

Believe will be welcoming their clients and other guests along to participate in the event. The summit goal is to share industry developments, global and local practices, as well as to train clients on Believe’s Trade Marketing and Video tools and processes.

Raquel Martins, Believe’s Video Manager for the region, will be leading a presentation which explores video management strategies, channel & SEO optimization, rights management, best practices and how to increase views with a series of case studies.

Ismael Comas, Head of Sales for Latam and Spain, and Ariel Etbul, Country Manager in Mexico, will also be attending the event in order to meet with clients and guests ,

For more information, please contact: ariel-hernan.etbul@believedigital.com

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TCV Invests in Believe Digital

June, 3rd 2015 14:24

Believe Logo Noir Square SmallBelieve Digital announces a $60m growth capital investment from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and XAnge.

Created in 2005, with offices in 30 countries, Believe Digital has become the global independent market leader in distributing music and video to online streaming and download services following its recent acquisition of TuneCore. The company’s international presence, digital marketing expertise, its capacity for technical innovation and transparency are being leveraged by independent artists and labels who desire to make the most of their music in a global digital world.

The company is also one of the largest multi-channel networks for video distribution with over 3 billion views per month.

The backing of TCV, a highly respected investment firm with a deep knowledge of the digital music and video space, and the increased investment from XAnge, a historical investor in Believe Digital since 2007, as well as the investment from GP Bullhound Sidecar, and continued trust of Ventech are a statement of confidence in Believe Digital’s strategic vision and ability to execute. TCV General Partner John Rosenberg will join Believe Digital’s Board of Directors.

CEO and Founder Believe Digital Group, Denis Ladegaillerie said: “Believe Digital aims to become the global leader in digital distribution and label services; the rapid growth of digital music sales (which now surpass CD sales in many countries) is contributing to making Believe Digital and TuneCore increasingly attractive alternatives for labels and artists; the future is exciting and this capital will empower us to invest more to make our artists and labels successful, hire music, digital marketing and technology talents and explore targeted acquisition opportunities with companies that share our vision and goal.”

John Rosenberg from TCV stated: “New distribution channels and digital marketing services are reshaping the global music industry. Through technological innovation and a highly disruptive and transparent business model, Believe Digital has become a powerful force in the global music industry, enabling independent labels and artists to capitalize on these emerging trends.  We are delighted to support Denis and his team as they continue their impressive journey.”

Rodolphe Ménégaux from XAnge: “Believe has become a leader in the digital music industry; we are very proud to be an early investor and continue investing in such a fast growing company. Believe has recently made an impressive step forward in consolidating the industry with the acquisition of TuneCore; we are delighted to support Denis and his team in this new market phase to build the leading global independent player in the industry.“

Believe Digital counts among its many clients such companies as World Circuit, Nettwerk Records, Planet Records, Green United Music, One Little Indian, Hospital Records, Xtra Mile Recordings and Southern Record Distribution. It is also privileged to work with many talented artists including Chinese Man, James Vincent McMorrow, Breton, Gavin James, The 2 Bears, Public Service Broadcasting, Queen, Monty Python, Deep Purple and many others.

The company recently acquired leading DIY distribution service tunecore.com, which provides access to online music services for all emerging artists. TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore artists $541 million from over 15.2 billion downloads and streams since inception.

Championing Independent Artist Success, TuneCore Combines Forces With Believe Digital

April, 16th 2015 14:15

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New Strategic Relationship provides Artists Worldwide with Full Spectrum of Global Services and Powerful Alternative to Major Labels.

New York, NY (April 16th, 2015) – Today, TuneCore, the powerhouse digital music distribution and music publishing administration company which has earned Independent Artists over $504 million to date, announced it will be joining with independent label services company, Believe Digital. Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide, with offices in 29 countries and a staff of over 250 music industry and digital marketing experts.

The strategic partnership with Believe Digital will provide TuneCore Artists with an opportunity to tap into Believe Digital’s comprehensive global services, providing a truly modern, DIY record label experience with ground support across the globe. Artists will have access to a wider digital distribution network, with more tools and services to empower them to succeed, whilst increasing the opportunities to get more music heard by more people in more locations.

Encompassing the same core values, the two companies will continue to provide artists with high quality products and growth opportunities, while musicians continue to maintain control and ownership of their work. The two companies will retain their own operations and staffing.

“TuneCore’s number one objective is to empower independent artists to succeed,” said Scott Ackerman, TuneCore CEO. “This new strategic relationship provides the most powerful solution for independent artists worldwide to reach fans, sell music, increase revenue and advance their career. We’re excited to deliver this new layer of opportunity while continuing to give artists the full control to decide their individual paths to success.”

“The success of TuneCore, its deep commitment to independent artists, and the natural synergy between our services for artists, make this partnership a powerful force to propel artists’ growth,” said Denis Ladegaillerie, Believe Digital Founder and President. “There is a tremendous opportunity for TuneCore & Believe to champion independent artists and their entrepreneurship, and together our focus will be to provide the best comprehensive services to a wider range of musicians around the world.”

TuneCore & Believe Digital Services

  • TuneCore and Believe Digital worldwide distribution with promotional opportunities across iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other key digital partners.
  • TuneCore worldwide revenue collection. Artists keep 100% of sales revenue and rights.
  • TuneCore worldwide royalty collection with Music Publishing Administration. TuneCore will continue to register, license and pitch content in over 60 countries.
  • TuneCore & Believe global support with offices in key markets worldwide.
  • Believe Digital’s experienced team of music industry specialists, including label mangers, digital marketing experts and video channel managers will continue to provide top quality label services to meet artists’ needs.
  • Artist services and products to meet the needs of musician-entrepreneurs.
  • Detailed reporting and knowledgeable customer service to help you manage and grow your business.

An open letter to the TuneCore community from TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman describing this partnership can be found here.

Believe Releases The Official Poppy Appeal Single By Joss Stone Feat. Jeff Beck

October, 23rd 2014 13:17

RBL Poppy Appeal Single

Along with partner Kartel, Believe Digital is thrilled to have been selected by The Royal British Legion (RBL) to support the release of this years’ lead asset throughout RBL’ s media campaign supporting the Poppy Appeal, the official single chosen and specifically recorded by Joss Stone and Jeff Beck, ‘No Man’s Land (Green Fields Of France)’.

The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading service charity providing care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.  The Poppy Appeal is the Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign, last year raising £39 million with a target of £40 million for the 2014 Appeal. This year marks the one hundredth anniversary since the beginning of the First World War; the historic centenary is to be commemorated by a four-year programme of national acts of remembrance, UK-wide cultural initiatives and educational opportunities.

‘No Man’s Land (Green Fields Of France)’ was written  in 1976 by Scottish born folk singer-songwriter Eric Bogle. Its chorus refers to two famous pieces of military music, ‘The Last Post’ and ‘The Flower of the Forest’.

The Royal British Legion’s Director of Fundraising, Charles Byrne said: “This is a wonderful tribute, inspired by two of our country’s greatest musical talents, Joss Stone and Jeff Beck. In partnering with Believe’s extensive digital distribution network and Kartel’s expertise in project management and physical distribution, we have every confidence the single will be a great success.”

Released as a joint-project, both Believe Digital and Kartel are working alongside The Royal British Legion to distribute the single digitally and physically. The 2011 Poppy Appeal single ‘Wherever You Are’, performed by the Military Wives topped the charts with over seven hundred thousand copies sold both digitally and on CD. Last year’s single was ‘The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye)’ by The Poppy Girls.

Lee Morrison General Manager UK & SVP Rights Management Believe Group commented: “We are thrilled to be working alongside the prestigious Royal British Legion and close business partners Kartel on this momentous campaign for a truly great cause. We’re honoured to help deliver a brilliant single from Joss Stone and Jeff Beck, one which will contribute hugely towards RBL’s Poppy Appeal and commemorate a significant one hundredth year anniversary.”

‘No Man’s Land (Green Fields Of France)’  by Joss Stone feat. Jeff Beck is out on November 2nd.

Take part in the campaign, support this great cause by pre ordering the single!

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iTunes (Downlaod) –  http://smarturl.it/poppy-single-iTunes 
Google Play (Download) – http://smarturl.it/poppy-single-google
Amazon (Buy CD) – http://smarturl.it/poppy-single-amazon

Text GET POPPYSINGLE to 84222 to order JOSS STONE – NO MANS LAND
(T&Cs – Texts cost £1. + 1 standard rate msg. Help: 0333 0030 580)

 

Watch the official video for ‘No Man’s Land (Green Fields Of France)’ featuring the talented Joss Stone!

 

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Watch Believe UK’s Steve Mill in the next ‘Stand Above The Noise’ Interview

November, 20th 2012 14:24

Believe Digital UK’s very own Steve Mill will be appearing tomorrow night in the second interview of the ‘Stand Above The Noise’ (SAtN) video interview series conducted by Dotted Music. The interview will be hosted by Dotted Music’s Andrew Apanov and will feature Stewart Walker from Persona Records in the hot-seat, along with Steve Mill, Label Manager at Believe UK. Talking about the state of today’s music industry, the three will discuss why distribution is important for artists/labels and how they can break through.

The previous SAtN interview featured SoundCloud’s Community Manager David Noël talking about the growing platform and the philosophy behind the SoundCloud brand. You can watch ‘SAtN01: Understanding SoundCloud With David Noël’ here.

SAtN02 with Steve Mill and Stewart Walker will be available to stream live at 7pm GMT/UPC, Wednesday 21st November from i.standabovethenoise.com by registering beforehand. You can watch the trailer for the interview below.

Believe Opens U.S. Office

November, 9th 2012 19:15

The U.S. Believe Digital team at a recent Believe-sponsored event in New York City. From left to right: Paris Rabone, Jen Brown, Shane German, Jett Wells.

Believe Digital is ecstatic to announce the opening of its new office in New York City. Headed by Shane German, a longtime employee of America’s SoundExchange, the office celebrates its opening this month. Located in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. office is part of Believe’s ever-expanding worldwide network. Shane is accompanied by Jett Wells and Jen Brown, two music enthusiasts with backgrounds from the indie sector who have a wealth of experience in social media, and Paris Rabone, who is getting his start in the industry by interning with Believe Digital. The new office will further help our musicians’ access to audiences abroad!

Follow the U.S. office on Twitter at @Believe_USA.