Archive: Nov 2013

  1. A sad loss to the music industry

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    Reported in todays Music Week, music industry veteran Harry Maloney has passed away after his long fight against cancer.

    Harry had a long and varied career in the industry and he was visionary in his views.  Added to his knowledge, Harry was always helping new people learn about the industry and he ran a number of successful seminars.

    Nick Dunn, Managing Director of Horus Music added “I’ve known Harry for many years and had the privilege of being able to attend Harry’s seminars too.  No other person has ever done training to the same high standards that Harry did or been able to get such high profile people in the room to assist in our education.  Harry was always a wonderful gentleman who I found a great inspiration as well as a person who would generously give up time to help with any queries I had.  Harry always gave very wise advice and I’m eternally grateful for all he did for my company and me.  Harry will be missed greatly and the industry is poorer with this loss.  Our thoughts are with Harry’s family at this time.”

  2. BPI Antipiracy Unit

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    On Monday the 18th November 2013, members of the BPI Antipiracy Unit (APU) spent the day at Horus Music.   The aim of the day was to train staff in the work that the APU undertake and how we at Horus Music can help our artists and labels further.  It was very interesting to see from a random selection of six titles we gave the APU that it was found 1,200 hundred links were found to the music being giving away illegally; that means the artists of those tracks are loosing around a £1000.00 each time their music is downloaded from each link.

    To further the staff training, staff from Horus Music will now be spending time in London with the APU and we are now organising new ways of enrolling our clients into the APU programme so that their music can be protected immediately upon submission of their releases to our music distribution service.

    Nick Dunn, Managing Director of Horus Music Limited stated:  “This was a really interesting day in which we all gained a lot of information.  It was refreshing to have a candid conversation with the APU investigators and see exactly how piracy damages music at all levels from those artists who are global names to those artists that are not so well known.  The day really opened my eyes and that of my staff and we are looking forward to helping our artists further in this area.”

  3. Manchester Music Show

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    On Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th November, members of Horus Music exhibited at the Music Show UK in Manchester.  The two days were packed with live music demonstrations from all types of music, brands demonstrating their latest instruments and service companies helping to organise tours and recordings.



    During the show we were visited by a number of people who until now were unaware of how music was delivered to stores like Apple iTunes, Google Music, Amazon MP3, Deezer and Spotify etc.

    Managing Director of Horus Music, Nick Dunn stated:  “This was our first time at the Manchester Music Show and we didn’t really know what to expect.  What we did get was a really diverse range of visitors and lots of very interesting questions.  It was good fun meeting companies such as instrument manufactures and sellers we normally don’t interact with and find ways of helping each other.  Since the exhibition has finished we’ve had a lot of enquiries and some new customers signing up already.  The staff worked really hard preparing for this event and its not surprising we’re all really tired.”


    Elise showing a potential customer the stores we deliver too.


    Catherine and Nikki ready for action before the show opens.


    Barry Tomes from Gotham Records pays us a visit.  Pictured with Managing Director Nick Dunn.


    Nina showing us she can still be noisy even when she isn’t talking.