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  1. Looking back on our 10 year history!


    horus music turns 10Horus Music is 10 years old this year, and what better way to celebrate than to look back on what we have been up to over the 12 months. In addition to opening an office in India, we have attended several industry events and welcomed many new faces to the team.

    The biggest and most exciting event of the past year has been the opening of our new office in India! Setting up shop in Mumbai, we can now bring our expertise in music distribution and other services to Indian artists while retaining a local feel. The new members of our Indian team came to our Leicester office to visit in early June and it was a great opportunity to learn more about Indian music and culture for the rest of the team.

    In addition to our Indian venture, we have kept ourselves busy in the UK too. This year Horus Music were sponsors of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s Free Stage, where we helped to bring free jazz music to over 14,000 people over the course of the weekend. The event was a huge success and showcased some great up and coming jazz artists as well as established acts. Among some of these acts were Jamie Cullum, Corinne Bailey Rae and Beverly Knight. Beverly previously distributed music through our service in 2015. Horus Music also was a sponsor of this years Midem conference in Cannes. As the worlds biggest music industry conference, we have been attending Midem ever since the company began and have some great relationships with other attendees and organisers of the event. Being a sponsor was a great way to celebrate our 10th year as a company as well as a decade of attending Midem, which has always been a rewarding event for us and continues to be.

    In other industry events we sponsored the Brighton Music Conference, which showcases the latest in dance music technology and DJ equipment. There were also a number of industry talks and panels, one of which we organised ourselves called ‘Downloads, Streaming, Vinyl and Record Labels: Navigating the Next 10 Years’ which was very well received. In May we attended The Great Escape Festival, also in Brighton, and attended various industry talks as well as meeting some great companies and see some up and coming UK artists.

    We also had the long awaited visit of our Web Guru’s from Croatia to our Leicester office. It was a great experience to have the full team together and discuss upcoming improvements to our system that you can all expect to see in the near future. It was fun giving our foreign visitors a taste of English culture and food too, in addition to allowing them to meet the new members of our growing team.

    As a celebration for our 10th birthday party, we will be inviting plenty of old and new friends, as well as some of our clients to join us in reflecting on the past decade as well as looking forward to the future of Horus Music.

    In the mean time take a look at this video that shows some of the milestones from our humble beginnings in Birmingham to where we are now. Here’s to the next 10 years!

  2. Nominated for Export Company of the Year

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    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.”

  3. There’s no business like the music business

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    British music moguls keen to make their mark on the global stage will visit Japan from 2 to 6 August in a bid to understand what it takes to crack the world’s second largest music market.

    The 28 music companies brought together by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), in partnership with BPI, the British Recorded Music Industry, include Gary Barlow’s new company Future Records; Robbie Williams’ management company iE Music; Illa State Records, co-owned by MOBO award-wining rapper and founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare theatre company, Akala, and FAADA, Elroy ‘Spoonface’s’ record management company.

    Phil Patterson, UKTI music specialist, who will also be chairing panel sessions during the mission, said: “This music mission is really a master class into how to successfully compete and gain real business insight in one of the world’s most lucrative markets. This is the sort of opportunity money can’t buy and we are one of the few countries that give music companies, and their talent, such a head-start.

    Feargal Sharkey, Chief Executive of UK Music, the umbrella group representing the UK’s commercial music industry, said: “The UK is a world leader for music, and we are one of only three countries in the world who are net exporters of repertoire. Quite justifiably, BPI/UKTI trade missions have gained a reputation for playing a significant role in that remarkable accomplishment – taking UK music entrepreneurs to key international markets and laying the foundation for future and sustained success.”

    The companies involved in the mission will take part in panel sessions and workshops, and will be given the opportunity to present their repertoire and meet senior music industry experts from major and independent companies including Universal Music Japan, EMI Japan, Imperial Records and Fujipacific Music Inc.

    UK music facts * UK music is a major UK export, worth around US$2 billion annually. * The UK is the third biggest market for music in the world; only the USA and Japan are larger. * The money made by UK artists overseas increased by 19.4 per cent between 2008 and 2009, up from £139.8 million to £166.9 million. International royalties earned by UK acts have more doubled since 1999. * The biggest-selling artist album in the world has been provided by a British act for the last three years in a row (Susan Boyle, Coldplay, and Amy Winehouse). * 2009 saw UK acts achieve huge critical success and multi-platinum sales in domestic and worldwide markets. Susan Boyle’s debut album, I Dreamed a Dream, was the world’s biggest seller, as well as the fastest-selling debut ever, while artists such as Muse and Lily Allen enjoyed Number Ones in many territories. In the USA, several landmarks were achieved, with Coldplay becoming the first act to sell one million digital albums and Jay Sean the first British Urban artist to reach the top of the Billboard Top 100. Media contact For more information contact

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    * UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information on UKTI, visit www.ukti.gov.uk

    * The BPI is the representative voice of the UK recorded music business. We are a trade organisation funded by our members – which include hundreds of independent music companies and the UK’s four major record labels. BPI’s members account for approximately 90% of all recorded music sold in the UK, and globally the UK’s recorded music market is the third biggest. The BPI also organises the annual BRIT Awards show as well as the Classical BRIT Awards show. The organising company BRIT Awards Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of the BPI. Substantial proceeds from both shows go to the BRIT Trust, the charitable arm of the BPI that has donated almost £15m to charitable causes nationwide, since its foundation in 1989.

    * The delegates taking part in this mission are: Ammunition Promotions Limited, Baroque Records Limited, Espionage TLC & Think, Exploding Chicken, FAADA, Future Records/ San Remo Live Limited, Generator / Epic Leisure, Gilmour Design/ Sounds of Caligula, Horus Music Limited, IE Music, Illa State Records/ Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, Inigo Recordings Limited, Jalapeno Records, Kully B Productions, Lightsong Music Limited, Monumental, Nice Things Music, Notting Hill Music, Phoenix Music, Pinball Productions, Supreme Music Limited, This Morning Call, Transmission Management and Vigilante Vocal Tech.