The long awaited Horus Music Client Zone is now open.
We have been planning and developing the Client Zone for a long time so we are very excited to announce that this morning we have opened our platform. All new clients and established customers will be able to log in and use the new system immediately.
The Client Zone is an all-encompassing portal to allow clients to upload their music that will automatically work with our already well-established DDEX compliant, XML delivery system. Further to uploading, clients will be able to view royalty statements, produce different types of reports and graphs and also preview sales from the last four weeks from all major stores.
Managing Director Nick Dunn stated “We are really pleased that we have been able to heavily invest capital into an infrastructure that gives artists all the tools they need in one place. We still have much work to do developing the system and this is only the beginning of what will become a very sophisticated and useful area.”
The Horus Music Client Zone is fully owned by Horus Music and is not a shared system used by any other company.
Horus Music had learned today that we are a finalist with the Leicester Mercury Business 2014 Awards. Horus Music was nominated for the export company of the year award, sponsored by the UKTI. Managing Director Nick Dunn said “This is a great honour for us and we are delighted that the Leicester Mercury and its panel of judges have recognised the hard work and achievement of all of our staff. For the last three years, we’ve consistently achieved over 80% export selling UK Music to every part of the globe, all from our HQ in Leicester City Centre. We live in a very exciting world and it amazes me each day seeing where our artists are selling around the world. With leading partners such as Apple iTunes, Amazon, Google, Deezer, Spoify and many more, we sell music to consumers in over 120 countries and will continue to grow our market penetration to ensure our labels and clients are getting the best possible opportunities that no other company can offer.”
We’ve been back from Midem for over a week now and the reality still hasn’t really set in. It is strange to know that the one event that we have been working towards all year was over so suddenly. Ok, so maybe the weather in Cannes wasn’t the best this year but that certainly didn’t dampen our spirits.
As a company, Horus Music has been attending Midem for over 8 years now but it was my first time there and although I was excited I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect on the whole, but after our company dinner at La Pizza and a couple bottles of wine later I was raring to go.
As well as promoting Horus Music as a company, my main job at Midem was to represent a number of artists and to help them take their music to the next level. The first 2 days were incredibly busy for me and were jam packed with meetings all around the Palais de Festivals as well as some in The Carlton. I was even able to arrange a very exciting meeting with Bob Aird, the Managing Director of Universal Music Publishing Australia in the Grande Hotel (see image). Bob was genuinely one of the nicest guys I met at Midem and was nice enough to offer advice for our artists as well as to pass on details of other companies that he felt would be beneficial to us. Later that night was the Super bowl party at The Carlton and despite not understanding the game and paying 25 Euros for 2 beers it was a pretty amazing night where I was able to meet yet more incredible people and make some fantastic new contacts.
The most exciting aspect of this years’ Midem was that for the very first time we had our own pod, which gave us a much bigger presence and generated much more interest in us as well as in our artists. Our electronic press pack that we use to showcase our artists as well as the iPad app that we designed proved to be an invaluable tool and one that we will almost certainly be making use of in the future.
As well as making new contacts it is always important to stay in contact with those that we’ve met before and it is always great to catch up with Barry Tomes of Gotham Records (see image). Midem is all about the music and we were very happy to be able to attend Ma Nolan’s to watch the very talented Nikita Nox take to the stage, as well as watching the amazing Mas Frédéric perform at Morrisons before our last day.
The weather finally improved on our last day and although the event itself was over, as well as having the chance to recover, this provided us with the opportunity to go out and explore the rest of Cannes, not to mention having one last burger from Le Spot. Midem truly was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to do it all over again. It is a statement that is made all too often but when it comes to Midem it couldn’t be any more true. Leaving felt very bittersweet for all of us, it was over all too quickly but this is where the real work starts. Continuing our brilliant relationships with both artists and professionals is what we’re all about here at Horus Music and we hope that Midem proved to be successful for all involved.