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


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Believe Digital and Kartel announce joint venture signing with Xtra Mile Recordings

March, 27th 2014 13:53

xtra mileInternational Label Services provider Kartel and leading independent digital distributor Believe Digital announce an exciting new joint venture signing with London-based label Xtra Mile Recordings. Kartel has been providing international label services to Xtra Mile since 2011 and Believe Digital has now signed the label for worldwide distribution covering all services (excluding North America where they continue to work with ADA Services).

Xtra Mile Recordings has gone from strength to strength in this their celebratory 10th year trading. Recent highlights include albums from To Kill A King, who are gearing up to be main support to Bastille on their sold out North America tour; ex- Reuben frontman Jamie Lenman and Against Me!.  Xtra Mile has also recently announced a host of North American signings for worldwide deals including Michigan 3-piece Cheap Girls who are currently supporting Against Me! in the USA and then join The Hold Steady for a few shows; Canadian singer songwriter Billy the Kid with her new album produced by Frank Turner, and the return of Philadelphia band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

Xtra Mile Recordings owner Charlie Caplowe says: “It makes perfect sense to take advantage of the full range of services Kartel provides including the digital services offered via Believe Digital and their international network. It’s a really exciting next 12 months for the label and it feels like we have a great team and set-up to help move us forward”.

Kartel CEO Charles Kirby-Welch says of the new deal: “It’s been a great pleasure to work with the Xtra Mile team over the last few years so we’re very happy to be in a position to expand our relationship and introduce them to Believe Digital“.

Believe General Manager Lee Morrison says: “We’re very excited to be working with Xtra Mile and feel this is a great demonstration of the potential of our expanding strategic alliance with Kartel, we are offering a fully comprehensive service tailored to the needs of independent labels and artists in order to maximise their presence in the modern music industry. Our goal is to be working with the top labels in each genre and the signing of Xtra Mile is in keeping with that ethos”.

Believe offer a full range of services including worldwide digital distribution and promotion technology integrated to over 240 digital music stores, Video Management, Sync, Digital Marketing, and Neighbouring Rights management and now have over 20 offices worldwide including LATAM, Asia, Europe and the US.

This new deal comes into effect on May 1st 2014.