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

March, 1st 2017 18:45

believe-b-mark-white-red-smallPosition: Label Manager & Trade Marketing Manager (Israel)

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 Releases w/c 27/08/12

August, 28th 2012 17:15

Mina Tindle – Bells

LABEL: Believe Recordings

FORMAT: Single

GENRE: Alternative – Indie Pop

DATE: 27/08/12

The new voice of modern French pop dreamers, Mina Tindle’s new single “Bells” is out now through Believe Recordings. Described by Uncut as “anthemic, featuring strange, buried electronics which showcase her charming, clever pop”, the song is the lead track off her recently released debut album “Taranta”.

A self-confessed latecomer as a musician, Mina didn’t start making music until her early twenties when she moved to New York (before then moving back to Paris to complete her debut album). Developing her own sound and mixing with local artists like Beirut, who’s Ben Laz contributes Trombones to Taranta, Grizzly Bear and The National, which lead to her singing backing vocals on their acclaimed album Boxer.

Mina Tindle however is a name that’s been whispering through the alternative scene like a breath of fresh air for some years now. And an interesting name it is too (borrowed from Milo Tindle, a character in Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1972 film Sleuth) for a French singer with Spanish roots who has electrified anyone lucky enough to see her live or hear her self-produced songs.

Having recently wowed the Barbican when she supported Camille, Mina will return to the UK in September for her debut headline show on Friday 28th September at the St Pancreas Old Church, London.

“Mina Tindle combines delicate, heart wrenching vocals with gentle, touching melodies” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Instantly attractive to anyone with the records of Regina Spektor or Jesca Hoop in their house” – Word


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Believe Releases w/c 18/06/12

June, 18th 2012 11:04

Wax Tailor –  Heart Stop

LABEL: Lab’oratoire

FORMAT: EP

GENRE: Dance – House – Electro

DATE: 18/06/12

“Heart Stop”, the new EP by Wax Tailor is out today through Lab’oratoire.

After being a host on a French radio in the Paris suburb of Mantes-La-Jolie, JC Le Saoût started the French Rap band La Formule in the 1990’s. He created his label Lab’oratoire in 1998 and produced records from La Formule as well as Break Beat compilations and a collaboration with the Swedish bandLooptroop. He began work on the Wax Tailor project in 2001, first appearing on a remix of Looptroop & La Formule’s “Breathing Under Water”.

Wax Tailor’s first EP Lost The Way was released in 2004 and features contributions from Charlotte Savary, Marina Quaisse, and Big Dada rapper Infinite Livez. Other musicians who have appeared alongside Wax Tailor include North Carolina Hip-Hop duo The Others, Ursula Rucker, Sharon Jones, Voice and A State Of Mind.

His second album Hope & Sorrow was nominated for “Best Electronic Album” at the 2008 Victoires de la Musique, a French music award ceremony.

Wax Tailor uses samples in his music as film directors use actors. His record is conceived as an orchestral movie between hip-hop and downtempo where Wax Tailor hijacks “The forgotten melodies” and tells a story of his own where each track is a sequence. In this large patchwork of numerous influences and multiple references to the seventh art, major names of the twentieth century music (Doris Day, Nina Simone…) could get a chance to meet Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen or Alfred Hitchcock.


 

Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra, Toumani Diabaté – A Curva da Cintura

LABEL: Mais Um Discos

FORMAT: EP

GENRE: World – South America – Brazil

DATE: 18/06/12

Following a showstopping collaboration at the 2010 edition of the Brazilian festival Back2Black, Toumani Diabaté invited Brazilian songwriter, poet and artist Arnaldo Antunes and guitar-hero Edgard Scandurra to Mali to record with him.

The resulting album “A Curva Da Cintura” is out today on London based Brazilian imprint Mais Um Discos. This captivating collaboration between two of Sao-Paulo’s most eminent musicians and Grammy-winning kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté is released ahead of a European tour, beginning with the trio performing at the London Back2Black Festival at the Old Billingsgate Market on 1 July.

Also featured are Afrocubism band member Fode Lassana Diabaté on balafon, and Zoumana Tereta who adds his guttural soku fiddle playing and vocals to “Ir, Mao” to show that there’s as much reason to believe the blues came from the Niger Delta as Mississippi.

 

(iTunes version has a bonus track)

 

Harry Oakwood (Millionaire) –  Harry Oakwood (Millionaire) EP

LABEL: Old Money Records

FORMAT: EP

GENRE: Rock – Folk

DATE: 11/06/12

Harry Oakwood (Millionaire)’s self-titled EP is out today through Old Money Records.

“If you have a chance to see Harry Oakwood play, take it. That is my directive for the day.” – Tim Minchin

Not much is known about the “Millionaire”, Harry Oakwood, apart from that he had a dream of building a band. A band of brothers who would serve him and act under his name. Harry Oakwood (Millionaire) are that band.

Having just recorded their first E.P, the boys recently performed at LSO St Luke’s with one of Britain’s hottest new orchestras, The Aurora Orchestra, a show that was broadcast live on Radio 3. Requests are coming in from a host of radio shows, BBC Radio Merseyside legend Billy Butler and BBC London/Amazing Radios Gary Crowley to name but two DJ’s who have jumped on board the Good Ship Oakwood.

Not much is known about Harry. When probed on the subject the band reply in unison, “We are not at liberty to say”. “Just wait till you see his dog though!” adds the one holding a drumstick in his hand. They are more forthcoming about their influences though, citing The Band (first & foremost) along with Patrick Watson, Lowell George and Elliot Smith as inspiration.

Check out their EP here:

 

 

Tricksta – Out of Darkness Cometh Light

LABEL: RGS Entertainment

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Hip Hop

DATE: 18/06/12

 

“Out Of Darkness Cometh Light” is the debut artist album from UK based Hip-Hop producer Tricksta, who is best known for producing albums by Villains, Vicious Circle, Wolftown Committee, LATE and Manny Moscow for his own label Wolftown Recordings, as well as being the man behind UK Hip-Hop mixtape series UK Runnings, the on-line publication Rago Magazine and the hugely popular promotions company Park Street PR. Tricksta has been actively involved in the music industry since 1991 when he started off working in a record shop and DJ’ing on local radio.

After producing and releasing music since 1996, Tricksta now decides to unleash a producer album, where he has got a bunch of well respected artists from the UK together for a project that is full of exclusive collaborations. Tricksta’s idea of mixing up artists from all over the UK works well on his unique ‘sample free’ style Hip-Hop. This new album consists of sixteen tracks, featuring over forty different emcees from all parts of the UK. If you like UK Hip-Hop then this is an album that you need –  this isn’t just an album, this is UK Hip-Hop history… simple!

 

Various Artists – Dubstep Attack

LABEL: Believe

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Dance – Dubstep

DATE: 30/05/12

“Dubstep Attack”, a compilation featuring a selection of the best Dubstep/Bass Music producers around Italy is out now through Believe.

This release features 30 unmissable tracks from the likes of EiSkrim, T4r5i3r, Percy Dread, Rubiani and more.

Check it out here:

 

 

 

 

 

Faraji – Come Again

LABEL:  Groove Galore Productions

FORMAT: Single

GENRE: Reggae – Roots

DATE: 30/05/12

“Come Again”, the new single by Faraji is out now through Groove Galore Productions.

With an amazingly fresh and crisp voice, and an unexpected fusion of reggae, soul and a hint of jazz, Faraji brings a unique new sound to the market. His unforgettable vocal range and his passionately delivered ballads often leave his audience mesmerized at the talent from this handsome yet humble artist. Born on the beautiful island of Jamaica, Faraji’s style is very eclectic, heavily influenced by the combination of an alternative British sound and American R&B. Taking advantage of every opportunity to perform in Jamaica and abroad Faraji has headlined various events internationally; one of which was the 2006 Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica.

One of the highlights of Faraji’s career was when he was awarded the “Best Male Vocalist” at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA/ WorldStars) Festival in Burbank California, competing against representatives from over 42 countries. His first official single and corresponding video release was a Lovers-Rock,Reggae-Soul”cover of George Michaels “Careless Whisper” in which he collaborated with Paul KasticK (GrooveGalore MuziK), founder of NativeXamaycan MuziK/GrooveGalore Productions.

The name Faraji means “to console” and he has a natural gift for writing powerful memorable ballads that reflect on the ebbs and flows of life and love, and pull at the heart-strings of everyone who hears his lyrics (especially his female audience). His original work began with a very prophetic song called Come Again. Other works include Don’t Falter, Rastafari Chanting and a collaboration with reggae artist Sizzla and Fame (Rapper), titled “Don’t Let Go”. More recently, FARAJI was engaged to write and co-produce the title track for a new movie project – a psychological thriller called “The Book”…

 

Riz MC – MICroscope

LABEL: Tru Thoughts

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Hip Hop – Alternativ

DATE: 18/06/12

Riz MC’s debut album, “MICroscope”, is out today through Tru Thoughts!

Actor and Musician Riz Ahmed is noted for his lead performances in The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Britz, and Four Lions and most recently his role in Ill Manors, the Plan B movie, with his music also featured on the film’s OST.

Riz signed to Tru Thoughts late last year and is now re-releasing his album MICroscope with some fresh remixes added in for your hearing pleasure. Risks, intensity, and intelligence are just three keywords being used to describe the stunning debut from the actor/musician.

His impromptu ‘block party’ style gig outside The Wagon & Horses pub during The Great Escape this year attracted a 500 strong audience within 15 minutes. With his socially aware lyrics, and the ability to poke fun at human foibles [including those in himself] his performances are beguiling and intelligent.


Riz MC’s debut album, “MICroscope”, is out today through Tru Thoughts!

Believe Releases w/c 20/02/12

February, 20th 2012 19:48

 

Tindersticks – The Something Rain

LABEL: Lucky Dog

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Alternative

DATE: 20/02/2012

Today sees the release of longstanding indie band Tinderstick’s ninth studio album. Hailing from Nottingham, UK, the avant-pop band debuted 20 years ago in 2002 with single “Patchwork”. Following a five-year hiatus they reformed in 2007 with three members of the original line-up along with some new additions, and since then they have been ever progressing, nurturing and evolving their sound into something unique.

Already hailed “A mind-blowing poetic masterpiece” by the Rolling Stone, this album is one to watch out for! You can also catch the band playing a four night residency at the Soho Theatre from 22nd-25th February, several European dates throughout March and at the End of the Road Festival later this year.


 

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