PIAS Entertainment Group

  1. PIAS Partners With BMG Over Sanctuary/Mute Catalog; European Indie To Open New York Office

    May 31, 2013 3:51 PM EDT European independent PIAS has partnered with BMG to provide digital and physical retail marketing, sales, manufacturing, and distribution services for its recently-acquired Sanctuary and Mute catalogs. The deal, which covers the world, excludin ...

  2. Edwin Schroter, PIAS MD, Talks Nordic Expansion, EMI-Universal Merger

    April 30, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Edwin Schroter, PIAS Group Managing Director explained how PIAS Nordic's localized expertise in marketing, promotion and sales is one way to combat the decreased label services distributors can provide . Independent labels are increasingly ta ...

  3. PIAS Partners With Proper Music Following Sony Warehouse Fire

    August 19, 2011 8:36 AM EDT The Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield, England, after the London riots on August 9 (Photo: David Goddard/Getty Images) Less than two weeks on from the London Sony DADC warehouse fire that destroyed 3.25 million units of its stock , PIAS is back in bu ...

  4. Support Fund Established for Labels Affected By Sony Warehouse Fire

    August 12, 2011 9:55 AM EDT The U.K.'s indie sector is pulling together to help support labels devastated by the August 8 Sony DADC warehouse fire, which saw 25 million discs destroyed . A support fund has been established by AIM, the U.K.'s Trade Association for t ...

  5. Three Arrested Over Sony Warehouse Fire During London Riots -- 25 Million Discs Destroyed

    August 11, 2011 9:49 AM EDT Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday in connection with the fire that destroyed Sony DADC's warehouse during the London riots Monday , gutting the inventories of more than 150 independent labels. According to a BBC report this morning, two ...

  6. Indie Labels Calculate the Damage From Sony's London Warehouse Fire

    August 10, 2011 5:30 PM EDT The Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield, England, after Monday night's riots (Photo: David Goddard/Getty Images) As the United Kingdom endured another night of civil unrest and rioting yesterday, the country's music industry begins to access ...

  7. Sony Distribution Center Destroyed by London Rioters, Indie Labels 'Devastated'

    August 09, 2011 7:14 AM EDT A London warehouse containing stock for a number of U.K. independent labels -- including XL Recordings, 4AD, Beggars, Domino and Rough Trade - was destroyed by rioters during a third night of unrest in the British capital. The three-story building ...

  8. Strictly Confidential Snags Editors

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT European Music publisher Strictly Confidential Music has signed an exclusive, worldwide deal with U.K. alt-rock act Editors. Brussels-based Strictly Confidential is part of the PIAS Entertainment Group. The publishing arm launched in 1987 and gain ...

  9. PIAS Launches Direct-To-Consumer Services

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based PIAS Entertainment Group has launched a range of direct to consumer (D2C) services that will enable its repertoire owners to set up their own artist stores, selling everything from downloads to merchandise on a multi-territorial bas ...

  10. PIAS Entertainment Group Signs With YouTube

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Entertainment Group has signed a global licensing and marketing deal with YouTube, that will enable its independent label and artist clients to generate revenues from advertising served alongside wherever their repertoire is used on the servi ...

  11. PIAS U.K. Picks Up Sub Pop

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS U.K. has signed a digital and physical distribution deal with Seattle record label Sub Pop. The deal becomes effective on Sept. 15 and will see PIAS distribute all future Sub Pop releases in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including forthcomi ...

  12. Tiesto Inks Multi-territory PIAS Deal

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dutch dance artist Tiesto has partnered with Brussels-based PIAS Entertainment Group for the release of his fourth album "Kaleidoscope." The distribution and service deal sees PIAS working alongside N.Y.-based Compete Control Management ...

  13. Hostess Entertainment, Beggars Form Partnership

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese independent music company Hostess Entertainment has reached agreement with leading indie Beggars Group on a licensing deal. The strategic licensing deals means Hostess will exclusively release Beggars' repertoire from its labels ...

  14. PIAS Launches Synch Service

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Entertainment Group has launched a dedicated synchronization service, PIAS Synch & Brand, which will position its label and artist repertoire to brand and media platform partners. The new service is a division of the Brussels-based compan ...

  15. Infectious Partners With PIAS

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Infectious Records has signed a pan-European distribution deal with PIAS Entertainment Group. PIAS will handle all physical and digital releases in the U.K. and Europe for Infectious, the London-based independent label re-launched by former Warner ...

  16. Shock Secures Placebo Set Down Under

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian independent Shock has scored the rights to release alternative rock act Placebo's forthcoming album in Australia and New Zealand. Belgian independent PIAS Entertainment Group announced during the MIDEM conference last month in Cann ...

  17. PIAS Signs Placebo

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST During the MidemNet conference in Cannes, PIAS Entertainment Group announced that it has signed alternative rock act Placebo, which had a long association with EMI. Placebo has released albums via EMI's Virgin label since its 1996 self-titled ...

  18. PIAS Pacts With We7

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Digital, part of the Brussels-based European indie labels company PIAS Entertainment Group, is to make its repertoire available to We7, the soon-to-launch digital music destination co-founded by Peter Gabriel. The songs, from the more than 25 ...

  19. V2/Cooperative Joins With Japan's Hostess

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Group-owned V2/Cooperative Music has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Japan's Hostess Entertainment. Under the agreement, Hostess will release, market and distribute records from V2 and European labels including ...

  20. IMPALA Unveils New Board at MIDEM

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pan-European independent labels body IMPALA has unveiled its new management structure at MIDEM, promoting current secretary general Helen Smith to executive chair. The trade body for European independent labels has also elected a triumvirate presi ...

  21. PIAS Strikes DRM-Free iTunes Deal

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based pan-European label group/distributor PIAS has struck a global deal with with Apple Inc.'s iTunes service that will see more than 44,000 tracks added to its DRM-free iTunes Plus service. The tracks come from PIAS' own label ...

  22. PIAS Makes Vital Name Change In U.K.

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. sales and distribution business Vital is to change its name as part of a major re-branding programme by owners PIAS Entertainment Group. The company will now be called PIAS U.K. in line with the group's other companies, which operate in ...

  23. PIAS Teams With Record Maestro For Royalty Processing

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The PIAS Group, the pan-European independent label and distributor, has elected to use the Record Maestro royalty-processing and rights-management system. Created by U.K.-based Counterpoint Systems, the Record Maestro software enables PIAS to proc ...

  24. PIAS Heads Down Under

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based label and distributor Play It Again Sam is setting up an Australian and New Zealand base. It has signed a 50:50 joint-venture deal with Liberator Music, part of Michael Gudinski's Melbourne-based Mushroom Group of companies, to ...

  25. Hartley Named PIAS U.K. CEO

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based independent PIAS has promoted Nick Hartley as CEO of its U.K. group. He was COO of the London-based PIAS U.K. division, which comprises Vital Distribution, PIAS Recordings (U.K.) and Fa Brussels-based independent PIAS has promoted N ...

  26. Strictly Confidential Inks Deal With Cherry Lane

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based independent publishing company Strictly Confidential has signed a sub-publishing deal with New York-based Cherry Lane Music Publishing for the Benelux region. Brussels-based independent publishing company Strictly Confidential has s ...

  27. Strictly Confidential Inks Deal With Cherry Lane

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based independent publishing company Strictly Confidential has signed a sub-publishing deal with New York-based Cherry Lane Music Publishing for the Benelux region. Brussels-based independent publishing company Strictly Confidential has s ...