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Believe Digital at Circulart 2016 , Medellin , Colombia

November, 8th 2016 12:11


Believe Digital will be hosting a conference and training session on the 11th November 2016 in Medellin, Colombia, during the 7th edition of Circulart festival, a key conference in the latin market for all the music industry.

Believe will be welcoming their clients and other guests along to participate in the event. The summit’s goal is to share industry developments, global and local practices, as well as to train clients on 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 optimisation, rights management, best practices and how to increase views with a series of case studies.

Adrian Restrepo and William Patiño Country Managers in Colombia, also will be attending the event in order to meet with clients and guests.

For more information, please contact: or click here.


We Believe in Pop!

September, 20th 2016 18:00


For the first time, Believe Digital Canada, leading music digital distribution company for independent labels and artists, partners with Pop Montreal, one of the coolest indie festival, to present the We Believe in Pop award. The award will highlight an indie and emerging artist who blew our minds during the festival for both their music and performance.

But what’s the prize? The winner will be awarded a digital distribution contract, which will allow them to distribute their music on music services, such as Spotify, iTunes and Youtube, all around the world. Through that contract, the winning artist or band will have their own dedicated label manager who will work with them to create a good commercial release strategy, locally and internationally, by providing them advice and expertise regarding all things digital.

The winning project will be announced September 26th, when we’ll somewhat recover from the festival, but until then, here are some of the bands that already caught our ears and who are supported by Believe.


You can find the whole schedule on Pop Montreal’s website at

And some bands who are on our radar:

Po Lazarus:


Colour Wheel:

Nancy Pants:


Men I Trust:

Radiant Baby:


Gabrielle Shonk:


BPI Council: Independent Representative

August, 31st 2016 13:16



Believe Digital’s UK MD & Chief International Officer Stephen King is one of seven electoral candidates to be a Designated Independent Representative of the BPI Council. To be successful in being elected for one of the two vacancies, Stephen needs your vote. It would be great if you could show your support by taking two minutes to complete the voting process.

If elected to the BPI council, Stephen would like to achieve the following:

  • Ensure that independent labels are properly represented and properly utilising all BPI services & resources.
  • That the voice of the independent community is heard.
  • Help provide better communication and links across global trade bodies.
  • Addressing issues around digital transparency and the Fair Digital Deal Declaration.
  • Help streamline the process across the industry of resolving conflicts for rights-holders.
  • Propagate ideas around education for the music business.

Members can watch and read more about Stephen’s manifesto here.

If you would like to vote for Stephen you can do so in two ways. Firstly, if you are attending the BPI AGM on Wednesday 7th September you will be given voting forms upon arrival. Secondly, you can vote via Proxy by filling in this form and returning it to the given address by 2pm Monday 5th September, this will allow someone to vote on your behalf.

All votes will be greatly appreciated by Stephen and Believe.

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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Brighton Music Conference – 14th & 15th April

February, 10th 2016 10:19

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Brighton Music Conference(BMC)has announced the first speakers and talks for the 2016 event, which returns to the Brighton Dome on Thursday 14th April & Friday 15th April for its third year.

The event features two days of master classes, panels and talks, from leading brands and industry figures including including Beatport, PRS, AFEM, Toolroom, Hospital Records, NTIA, Shogun Audio, BIMM, Mobilee Records, Skint Records and Believe Digital.

Highlights announced include the Beatport Label Summit, hosted by Terry Weerasinghe (Vice President of Music Services) and Jack Bridges (Beatport European Account Manager), discussing the latest developments and trends affecting the key online music sales portal. Also confirmed is a label Q&A with drum & bass label Shogun Audio featuring Keir Tyrer (Managing Director), Friction (DJ/Owner), Richard Snow (Label Manager), Rockwell (Artist), Icicle (Artist) and Amon Tobin (Artist); they’ll be discussing how they look for new artists and help them develop their talent.

BMC Professional aims to connect music with business, bringing together industry thought leaders through a series of panels to discuss the future sustainable growth of the Electronic Music Industry, targeted networking events and access to an evening schedule of events and parties across Brighton. BMC Academy is about plugging in the next generation and fostering new talent via a series of master classes, panels and talks. Both tickets give access to a two-day exhibition with tech showcases panels and interviews.

This year’s event charity partner will be Last Night A DJ.

Ticket Prices:  Academy: £15 Professional: £99

Discount Code: believe16

Believe Digital Opens Norwegian Office In Partnership With Indie Distribution

January, 29th 2016 12:28

Believe Logo Noir Square SmallBelieve Digital has officially opened a Norwegian office in cooperation with one of Norway’s most influential music companies, Indie Distribution. Following a two-year launch development phase led by instrumental Norwegian artist manager and Believe’s representative in Norway Eivind Brydøy, the partnership has now been formally launched. The move now sees Believe operating over 30 offices across the globe with over 300 international digital music industry experts making up its staff base.

Since its inception in 2005, Indie Distribution has been one of the key independent companies in Norway, having distributed labels like PIAS, Nuclear Blast, Century Media, Rough Trade, SPV, Roadrunner and many more. In addition to Indie Distribution the team behind the company also run three of the more notable record companies in Norway: Indie Recordings, Voices of Wonder and Name Music. The partnership sees Believe Digital taking over the Norwegian representation for their catalogue, significantly strengthening Believe’s Norwegian market share.

Erlend Gjerde, Managing Director at Indie Distribution and Country Manager of Believe Digital Norway, explains: “We’re excited to announce our new role for Believe Digital. Believe is probably the only player in the digital music industry that manages to offer the flexibility and dynamics of an independent, whilst coupled with the power which is usually only enjoyed by the majors. This truly marks the start of a new era for us, entering into the digital music distribution market by joining one of the very best multinational teams out there.”

Gjerde continues: “Our setup is significantly strengthened with this partnership, and not just for our domestically distributed clients; we really look forward to working with Believe globally to help us develop our labels internationally. We cannot wait to get started.”

Lee Morrison, General Manager UK & SVP Rights Management Believe Group says of the move: “The expansion in Norway is another step towards increasing our full international reach for our global distribution and label services divisions. We are looking forward to working with Indie Distribution and their superb catalogue, both on a local and global basis”.

Heading to Glastonbury this year?

June, 24th 2015 14:54

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If you are heading to Glastonbury festival this year, check out some of the artists playing from labels we represent. Across many stages you will be able to find:

  • Public Service Broadcasting – (Test Card Recordings)
  • Meadowlark (Believe Recordings)
  • Chet Faker (Future Classic)
  • Flight Facilities  (Future Classic)
  • Frank Turner (Xtra Mile Recordings)
  • Nao (Little Tokyo Recordings)
  • Ibibio Sound Machine (Soundway Recordings)
  • The Jacques (25 Hour Convenience Store)
  • Gregory Porter (Motuma)
  • The Two Bears (Southern Fried Records)
  • Belle and Sebastian (Jeepster Recordings)
  • Fatboy Slim (Skint Records)
  • Ramona Flowers (Distiller)
  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (Sunday Best)
  • Four Tet (Text Records)
  • Groove Armada (Moda Black)
  • Anushka (Brownswood Recordings)
  • Batida (Soundway Recordings)
  • Mungo’s Hi-fi (Scotch Bonnet Records)
  • Hospital Records – Fred v & Graffix, London Elektricity, Nu:Tone, Etherwood, Logistics, S.P.Y
  • Akala (Illa State Records)

This is a huge list of great talent that should not be missed over the weekend! Such a wide variety so really something for everyone.

We have put together a playlist, with a little bit of everything on there! Enjoy!


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, 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.

Jenny and The Mexicats

May, 18th 2015 16:35


We are very proud to introduce Jenny & the Mexicats; a multi-instrumental group which combines elements of texmex and rumba, integrating horns, upright bass, and a Spanish cajón in their multicultural and unique sound.


The lead singer, Jenny Ball, met her bandmates in Spain after moving there from her hometown London. They have recorded with producers who have worked with Amy Winehouse, The Cure, Depeche Mode, among others. However, Jenny&TheMexicats_11B

it was not until they moved to Mexico, that they released their debut album, a self-titled bilingual album which sold more than 30.000 copies.

Last October they released their last album entitled OME, which incorporate an array of new genres such as reggae, country, huapango and more. An eclectic musical journey that shows us there are no limits when it comes to music.

Check out their video “Me voy a ir” here. This week their Spanish tour commences. Dates are shown bellow:


15th of May / Sala El Loco / Valencia

15th of May / Showcase Fnac / Valencia / 19:00h.

16th of May / Sala Galileo Galilei / Madrid

17th of May / Showcase Fnac Callao / Madrid / 19:00h.

22nd of May / Sala Azkena / Bilbao

23rd of May / Sala Sidecar / Barcelona

To check out more about Jenny & the Mexicats, visit their Facebook page here. Follow them on Twitter here and check out their Youtube page here.

Believe New Releases wc 18/05/2015

May, 18th 2015 12:09

Gavin JamesArtist: Gavin James 
Release: For You

Label: GS Believe
Genre:Pop Singer-Songwriter

The new EP from Gavin James featuring the stunning new album version of his Gold selling single ‘The Book of Love’ and title-track future hit ‘For You’.

Having gone to No.1 in Ireland and racked up over 2.5 million plays online and spending 4 weeks in the Netherlands Top 40 chart on the live version of his Magnetic Fields’ ‘Book of Love’ cover, new Irish superstar Gavin James releases the stunning tender album version.





Artist: Kinshasa
Release:  Mbongwana Star 
Label: World circuit 
Genre: World  

“Stunning collision of West African street funk and European studio craft. Exhilarating. ” **** Q

In the shanty-villages of Kinshasa bands are recycled along with everything else. Coco and Theo gathered up the necessary parts of a band from the younger generation, crammed them together and started belting out a shambles under the name Mbongwana Star – ‘mbongwana’ meaning ‘change’. They were indeed looking for change, for something new.





Artist: The Prototypes 

Release: City of Gold 
Label: Viper Recordings
Genre: Dance 

Drum & Bass duo The Prototypes release their much anticipated debut album ‘City of Gold’ on Viper Recordings following hit singles such as ‘Pale Blue Dot’, ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ and ‘Pop It Off’.

Already one of the hottest acts in the UK Drum & Bass club scene, The Prototypes are reaching new heights with their debut LP which showcases their trademark club sound and vocal anthems.







Artist: Missio
Release: Missio
Label: Missio
Genre: Alternative – Electronic

Raised in Colorado, in 2013 Missio moved into a classic Airstream trailer in order to work on his music – uninspired and distracted by the chaos of living in a huge city.

He describes how this move elicited an incredibly creative period for him, saying: ‘I became inspired to create songs about my experiences, past and present, giving no thought to oppositions outside of my own mind’.