is the London based music publishing arm of the Mute group of companies alongside a record label and artist management division.
Nick Cave, Max Richter, Johann Johannsen, Swans, Underworld, Bob Geldof, Laibach, Cabaret Voltaire, Fad Gadget, Charlie Cunningham, Raime and many more artists are published by Mute Song. The roster includes alternative, avant garde, rock, electronica, dance, jazz, folk, pop and genre defying weirdness.
ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING
In the US, Rough Trade Publishing started as a company called House of Hassle Publishing in 2007. Over the next 10 years, HoH signed over 250 of the best independent rock bands.
In the UK, Rough Trade Publishing was founded in 1991 with the goal to support independent artists in the wider world of music publishing. The company grew out of the famous Rough Trade record store in London that eventually spawned the record label of the same name in 1978. For 25 years, RTP continued on as one of the most respected independent music publishers in the UK.
Both HOH and RTP now operate together under the name Rough Trade Publishing and represent artists like Grizzly Bear, War On Drugs, Future Islands, Built To Spill, Tortoise, Fugazi, Against Me, Chelsea Wolfe, Bill Calahan (Smog), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Alvvays, King Khan, Animal Collective and many more. La Chunga administers the catalogue for the territory of Germany, Austria & Switzerland.
Alter K is an independent boutique-size publishing company and label based in Paris, specialized in synchronization, music supervision and production.
Artists: French 79, Wax Tailor, Omar Souleyman, Kid Francescoli, Husbands, Motorama, Agar Agra, Barbagallo, Aquaserge, Nasser, Charles X, Chill Bump, Biga Ranx, Black Devil Disco Club, Kumisolo, Isaac Delusion, and many more.
VELVETICA MUSIC PUBLISHING
Focusing on the accurate collection of rights from audiovisual and advertising broadcasts, Velvetica notably administers worldwide the repertoires of film production companies such as Pathé and Gaumont but also the catalogue of Europe’s leading telecommunications operator Orange.
Thanks to a proactive venture with sync boutique Creaminal, Velvetica is also active on the creative side getting substantial placements for the music publishers that we represent as administrator or sub-publisher through their imprint entitled Velvet Cream.
Pathé is one of the largest French film companies with a large soundtrack catalogue that leads from early Jacques Tati works to modern Asterix & Obelix movies.
France Télévisions Distribution
France Télévisions, with 6 linear channels, is the leading audiovisual group in France and the parent company of France Télévisions Distribution.
As a public broadcaster, France Télévisions is a major source of support for all genres of French programming and production. With a total investment of 444 million € in French productions, France Télévisions is the leader in commissioning premium documentaries in France and the largest commissioner of animation in Europe. To generate success, France Télévisions Distribution works with producers and rights owners to maximize revenue for their programmes and properties across all media and digital platforms.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Arts & Crafts Music Publishing based in Toronto, Canada, a full-service, international music publishing company. The catalogue contains great music of bands like Broken Social Scene, Timber Timbre, Dan Mangan, Jean-Michel Blais, Jason Collet, Reuben And The Dark, Darcys, Rah Rah, Bernice, Cold Specks and many more.
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
Pennies From Heaven is a Dutch music publisher. The catalogue contains songs from critically acclaimed Dutch artists and writers like Urban Dance Squad, Junkie XL, Caro Emerald, Claw Boys Claw, Krezip, Daniël Lohues, Handsome Poets, Miss Montreal, Bertolf, Freek de Jonge, Brainpower, BEEF! and The Sheer to name a few.
Gaga Music is an Independent Australian music company. Founder Grant Gillies started Gaga with the ethos of putting Independent music at the forefront of all creative opportunities and in doing so always putting the artist first. Since 2007 Gaga's roster includes some of Australia and New Zealand’s most exciting Independent artists and composers, from the likes of Hayden Calnin, Sophie Hutchings, Asta, Fazerdaze, Harry Angus, The Middle East and many more.
THE DONOTS are without any doubt one of the longest running and hardest working bands out there. A history of more than 25 years, more than 1000 live shows, 12 full length albums released. And they keep on writing and producing new songs.
A wild rocking catalogue.
Irmãos Vitale, founded in São Paulo in 1923, has acted for more than 90 years as a partner of excellence for some of the biggest names in brazilian music history.
The catalogue contains more than 25 thousand songs, from a total of 9 thousand authors and composers, such as Villa-Lobos, Lorenzo Fernandez, Guerra-Peixe, Pixinguinha, Cartola, Ary Barroso, Eduardo Dussek and many more.
Blow Up Songs Limited is a London based independent publisher and PRS member. Established in 1996 by Blow Up DJ and founder Paul Tunkin, it is a sister company of Blow Up Records Limited. Repretented artists are Baltic Fleet, Alpha 9, The Bongolian, Big Boss Man and Usselman among others.
Blow Up Records controls the master rights for most recordings, giving us the unique advantage of being able to process the majority of clearance requests for both master and synchronisation within 24 hours, if not the same day. Blow Up Songs has placed music with brands including Nike, EA Games, Renault, The Red Cross, Wella, ASICS, MG Rover and more.
MELVILLE MUSIC PUBLISHING
MELVILLE MUSIC from Canada is a one-stop boutique music licensing dedicated to provide the best music from independent artists to audiovisual content creators.
Their ambition is to free up the potential of independent music for creatives and filmmakers. MELVILLE represents artists like Alias, Benjamin Fincher, Nazca, Bonefield, Etienne Mason, 7 Days Before and many more.
AFRICAN DOPE PUBLISHING
Most of the songs are released on African Dope Records, South Africa´s premier source for outstanding beats, breaks, grooves and vibes. Created in 2000 by dj/producer team KRUSHED & SORTED it became South Africa´s voice of native Hip Hop and Reggae Dancehall vibes, based in Cape Town. African Dope created a typical sound in between Worldmusic, African roots and global beats, holding a cutting edge spectre of South African artists ranging from Dub, Dancehall, Worldmusic, Hip Hop or Drum & Bass.