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The !K7 label group is home to some of the most diverse and internationally acclaimed artists worldwide. It is currently running four independent labels that cross every musical spectrum; !K7 (electronic/ avant-garde pop), Strut (funk/soul/disco), Gold Dust (hip hop), Ever (Folk, Pop, Rock) and Rapster (urban) and operates within a global network of office and distribution units.

!K7 was founded in 1985 in Berlin by Horst Weidenmueller. The earliest incarnation of the company focused on video production, working with leading independent artists including Nick Cave, Mudhoney and Einstürzende Neubauten. Video collaborations with pioneers of the emerging early ’90s electronic music scene spawned the first commercially marketed DJ mix album series, ‘X-Mix’, which included contributions from luminaries such as Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier and more. !K7 then launched the seminal ‘DJ-Kicks’ mix album brand in 1993. More than 18 years later and nearly 40 albums strong, it remains one of the most respected and prestigious DJ mix compilation series worldwide and has featured mixes by many of the leading players in contemporary electronic music including Carl Craig, Apparat, Daddy G, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Kode9, Wolf & Lamb and John Talabot.

!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 have included Tosca, Boozoo Bajou, Bomb The Bass and Herbert. Recent signings include Brandt Brauer Frick, When Saints Go Machine and New Look.

From 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. The company also introduced distribution services to its portfolio during this period. Current label partners using !K7’s Label services include BBE, Crosstown Rebels, Acid Jazz, Luaka Bop and Lo! Recordings.

In 2011, !K7 opened a management department which currently looks after the interests of Brandt Brauer Frick and Tricky.

In 2014 Will Saul’s Label AUS / Simple joined !K7.

Since 2003, !K7 have been partnering with like-minded independent labels and artists to help them develop and grow by providing experience, expertise, knowledge and market intelligence in the global music landscape. These strategic partnerships offer artists and labels a wide range of established and forward thinking services and resources such as the strategy, planning, development and execution of global campaigns plus label management, marketing, PR, manufacturing and distribution through it’s office bases in London, New York and Berlin and expansive worldwide digital and physical partners.

Acid Jazz

Acid Jazz
agogo

Agogo Records
apollonia

Apollonia
atomnation

Atomnation
bbe

BBE
blackstrobe

Black Strobe
Born Electric

Born Electric
Bubbles

Bubbles
crosstownrebels

Crosstown Rebels
falseidols

False Idols
fiveeasypieces

Five Easy Pieces

Freaks R Us
FoF

FoF

Futureboogie
graded_bw

Graded
haunt

Haunt
hypercolour

Hypercolour
lo

LO
LOAF

LOAF

Luaka Bop
Luv Lite

Luv Lite
nakednaked

Naked Naked
Normal Surround

Normal Surround
piranha

Piranha
Playground Scandinavia

Playground Scandinavia
r2

R2
rs

R&S Records
Rush Hour

Rush Hour
salt

Salt

Sonar Kollektiv
Sonic Cathedral

Sonic Cathedral

Subfield
Tartelet

Tartelet
thedrop

The Drop

The Gym
Tiger's Milk

Tiger’s Milk
wagonrepair

Wagon Repair

Z Records

!K7 management services are available both for artists signed to the label and those who release music elsewhere. Drawing on 27 years of music industry experience and knowledge of the global music market, !K7 offers credible and informed guidance to artists. Current clients are Brandt Brauer Frick and Tricky.

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.

Berlin

Internship Digital Distribution

We are looking for an intern in the digital distribution department. You will support the Digital Sales & Marketing team in all aspects of the digital distribution chain, from delivery, promotion & marketing to reporting. You will get an insight into the work of a modern music company and will listen to a lot of music. Basic technical skills & understanding would be good, but office + pc knowlegde and interest in wider aspects of digital life are sufficient.

Startdate: 15th Feb. 2015

The internship is paid.

please contact 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:
Unit 10 The Laundry
2-18 Warburton Road
E8 3FN, London
UK
p: +44 208 985 0122