!K7 started as a music video production company in 1985*, working with independent artists including Nick Cave, Mudhoney & Einstürzende Neubauten. In 1993 and after several successful albums released under the ‘X-Mix’ brand, the pioneering ‘DJ-Kicks’ mix album series was launched. Over twenty years later, ‘DJ-Kicks’ remains one of the most respected and prestigious DJ mix compilation series worldwide and has featured releases by many of the leading players in original, classic and contemporary electronic music including Carl Craig, Apparat, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Maya Jane Coles and John Talabot.  DJ-Kicks reached it’s 50th edition in 2015 celebrating this landmark with a stunning mix from DJ Koze gaining critical acclaim across the globe.

!K7 began releasing artist albums in 1996, and has since been responsible for an array of progressive projects from across the electronic music spectrum. Key acts over the years have included Tosca, Boozoo Bajou, Bomb The Bass and benchmark albums from Matthew Herbert. Recent signings to the label include Berlin’s Brandt Brauer Frick and their classical ‘Ensemble’ side project, Florida’s Hundred Waters, award-winning Danish band When Saints Go Machine and AKASE, the electronic project from Harry ‘Midland’ Agius with vocalist Robbie Redway.

In 2001 !K7 broadened its musical range with the incorporation of leading specialist labels Strut, Gold Dust, Rapster and Ever. With each label focusing on its own niche within the independent musical landscape, the !K7 Label Group has released new music from artists as varied as Pete Rock, Roy Ayers, Mulatu Astatke, Grandmaster Flash, Kid Creole and Lee Hazlewood.  In 2013, leading electronic label AUS Recordings joined the !K7 family to help the label develop long term artist projects of the next generation of exciting electronic artists and producers and enjoyed great success with the debut album from leading UK electronic producer Huxley.  Strut Records continues to go from strength to strength and picked up the prestigious ‘Best Label’ accolade at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards in 2015.

The early 2000s also saw !K7 introduce the Artist and Label services division to provide a global infrastructure and platform to esteemed independent labels and artists around the world.  !K7 currently partners with acclaimed labels including BBE, Crosstown Rebels, Luaka Bop, R&S, Rush Hour, Hypercolour, Glitterbeat, Sonar Kollektiv and more as well as artists such as Tricky, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Pop Group and Mykki Blanco.

In 2011, !K7 created a management division which currently looks after the interests of Tricky, Mykki Blanco and Brandt Brauer Frick. .

!K7 has offices in Berlin, London and New York.

*for full company history please check wikipedia

!K7 management services are available both for artists signed to the label and those who release music elsewhere. Drawing on 30 years of music industry experience and knowledge of the global music market, !K7 offers credible and informed guidance to artists. Current clients are Tricky, Mykki Blanco, Luca D’Alberto, Martyn Heyne, Niklas Paschburg, DJ Tennis and Bwana.

The management team  allows !K7 to offer management clients an added amount of attention on a daily level, and the company’s international structure, with offices in New York, London & Berlin, affords a deep understanding of global markets and enables !K7 to provide artist clients with a global infrastructure and support on an international level.

!K7 represents the catalog of wide variety of independent labels and artists for sync licensing internationally. Areas of specialty include electronic music, world music, vintage disco and funk, neo-classical/ambient and much more.
1-stop and easy clear catalog available.

For all synch licensing inquiries, please contact synch@k7.com. Most songs clearable within 48 hours.

!K7 Music Sync Reel 2017 from K7 Records on Vimeo.

!K7 also offers clearance services for compilations on your behalf. Please send any compilation clearance inquiries to licensing@k7.com.

!K7 Berlin

International Sales & Marketing Manager

 

!K7 Music is looking for an experienced sales and marketing professional to help direct, implement and manage robust sales and marketing campaigns across multiple artist and label projects for both our in-house and partner labels.

UK and non-Berlin based applicants that may be interested in relocating for the role are very welcome

Candidates will need to be very familiar with the digital and physical retail sales and marketing landscape and all the components and drivers of successful global sales and marketing campaigns, including retail visibility, the social and digital landscape, online and print media, radio and TV, all forms of advertising, and performance metrics.

You will work closely with the marketing and sales teams, Label Managers and the digital department to deliver successful campaigns across a range of of projects to deliver in line with company targets.

NECESSARY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

At least 2 years relevant music industry experience
Deep knowledge and understanding of the digital, streaming and physical retail and marketing landscape globally
Recognition of the drivers to deliver successful global sales campaigns for artists and labels
Experience in devising and implementing budgets for release campaigns
A genuine passion for music and the industry that drives it

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

Interfacing with internal team members in marketing, label management, sales and digital, as well as with artist managers and external team members such as press agents and distribution partners
Project management of priority in house releases in partnership with label managers
Management of digital team and liaison with digital retail platforms to ensure the successful positioning of releases globally
Overseeing of strategy, initiatives and development for label, artist and management clients – both in-house and for priority Label Services releases
Creative approaches to campaigns for both new releases and catalogue
Understanding and analysis of performance metrics across all sales results and marketing techniques globally
Maintaining budgets for release campaigns and more broadly across the company

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply with your CV and covering letter to jobs (at) k7.com by Monday 24th April

Internships

 
!K7 is regularly looking for interns to join us at our offices. Please use jobs@k7.com if you are interested.

We require:
• self-motivation, organisational skills & ability to work autonomously, as well as in a team
• good English skills
• basic knowledge of common office applications
• strong interest in music and the music industry

We offer:
• deep insight to the fast paced, exciting (digital) music business
• working with a wide range of musical genres & labels in an international team
• freedom to work on new structures and shape your work environment
• great coffee

 

Internship Licensing Berlin

The internship includes tasks in the following areas:
• licensing of !K7 repertoire for external compilations
• research
• negotiating of terms and conditions
• dealing with contracts
• content management
• processing of royalty statements
• registration of !K7 repertoire with collecting societies

Start date: September 2017
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only
Please send a mail with all necessary documents to jobs@k7.com

 

Internship Distribution & Logistics Berlin

The internship includes tasks in the following areas
• product setup of digital and physical products (metadata, audio, artwork)
• processing distributors orders, backorder report, communication with distributors
• intermediate between warehouse, plant and distributors
• booking manufacturing orders
• stock control
• warehouse management
• sales imports
• handling shipments / arranging pickups
• creating sales reports for internal use
• invoicing / proformas
• promo mail outs

Start date: August 2017
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only
Please send a mail with all necessary documents to jobs@k7.com

 

Internship Digital Distribution Berlin

The internship includes tasks in the following areas
• support in all aspects of the digital distribution chain, from setup, promotion & marketing to reporting
• supporting the Label Services department, b2b communication between labels, label managers and digital outlets
• content management
• help set up & monitor global marketing campaigns
• creation / management of artists and product Information
• knowledge of digital music platforms is a plus

Start date: July 2017
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only
Please send a mail with all necessary documents to jobs@k7.com

 
 

 

DEMO POLICY

Hello, if you have music which you think might fit !K7, please contact us via the form. Also please tell us something about yourself, how we can contact you and why you think your music is special. Please acknowlegde that we can’t reply to everyone. We will get it touch if we think we should work together. Thank you! !K7

!K7 Records GmbH

Berlin head office:
Gerichtstr. 35
13347 Berlin
Germany
p: +49 (0) 30 469 05 05 – 0
f: +49 (0) 30 469 05 05 – 19

!K7 New York:
55 Washington Street
Suite 734
Brooklyn, NY 11201
USA
p: +1 718 722 99 35 – 12
f: +1 718 722 99 39

!K7 London:
217, Chester House
Kennington Park
1-3 Brixton Road
SW9 6DE, London
UK
p: +44 208 985 0122