Current releases

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), 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 Gee, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Kode9 and Wolf & Lamb.

!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 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.

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
bbe

BBE
Born Electric

Born Electric
Black Strobe

Black Strobe
Bubbles

Bubbles
crosstownrebels

Crosstwon Rebels
falseidols

False Idols
FoF

FoF
haunt

Haunt
lo

LO
LOAF

LOAF
Luv Lite

Luv Lite
Normal Surround

Normal Surround
piranha

Piranha
Playground Scandinavia

Playground Scandinavia
r2

R2
rs

R&S Records
Rush Hour

Rush Hour
salt

Salt
sonarkollektiv

Sonar Kollektiv
Sonic Cathedral

Sonic Cathedral
Tartelet

Tartelet
thedrop

The Drop
Tiger's Milk

Tiger’s Milk
wagonrepair

Wagon Repair
Z Records

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 in Hercules And Love Affair and Brandt Brauer Frick.

The three-person management team of Horst Weidenmueller, Phil Howells and Tess Kendall 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 BERLIN

Digital Sales & Marketing Manager

Intern Label Services and Distribution Department

Intern Licensing Department

Digital Sales & Marketing Manager

The !K7 Label Group is looking for an experienced digital sales and marketing professional to help direct, implement and manage robust digital sales and online marketing strategies across multiple artist and label projects for both our in-house and partner labels. Candidates will need to be closely familiar with the digital retail , sales and marketing landscape and all components of successful music sales and marketing campaigns, including retail visibility, social media presence, press results, online advertising, viral content spread, and performance metrics. You will work closely with our New York-based online marketing and sales team as well as the Berlin and London-based project managers + digital retail team to ensure a strong online presence for all projects.

Place of employment: Berlin

Solid English language skills necessary.
Please send your applications/CV to jobs@k7.com

Necessary Skills:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the digital retail and marketing landscape from production and delivery through to campaign planning and execution with firmly established relationships in place
  • Knowledge and experience working with music promotional campaigns and their relevant digital and social infiltration channels, specifically with online presence and consumer connectivity.
  • Online advertising experience (banner ads, Facebook, Google adwords)
  • General interest / excitement for emerging technology and web culture.

Position Responsibilities To Include:

  • Management and liaison with digital retail platforms to ensure the successful delivery and positioning of releases globally
  • Interfacing with partner labels and artists to ensure that best practices are being implemented via all retail, online and social outlets.
  • Management, updating, community building and strategy across social media and fan platforms for a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Overseeing of online advertising strategy and initiatives for partner projects
  • Overseeing / execution of content across digital and social media platforms
  • Understanding and analysis of performance metrics

Intern Label Services and Distribution Department

!K7 Records is looking for an intern for the label services and distribution department.

We offer:

  • a general overview of the structure and tasks of a music company and especially for the label services department
  • an open minded and friendly working atmosphere

Your duties:

  • daily tasks in the logistics of sales and shipments
  • stock control

Job requirements:

  • (self) organisational skills
  • a good sense of initiative and a great command over computing and databases
  • advanced english

Start: December 2013

Intern Licensing Department

!K7 Records is looking for an intern for the licensing department starting February 2014.

You learn how to connect external labels with !K7 artists and how to negociate conditions that fit with both parts. We expect a great sense of organisation and the ability to handle many requests and contracts at the same time as well as advanced English. The duration of the internship should be at least 4 months.

Please send your CV to larissa@k7.com

 
 

 

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Hello, if you have music which you think might fit !K7, please send it via our Soundcloud Dropbox. 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

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!K7 Records GmbH

Berlin head office:
Gerichtstr. 35
13345 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 3RT, London
UK
p: +44 208 985 0122