Horus Music

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Horus Music
Private
IndustryMusic
GenreOnline distribution, Record label, Marketing
Founded2006
FounderNick Dunn
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsRecord Label Services, Online Delivery (Music), Digital Marketing, Music Promotion,
ServicesLabel Services, Music Distribution, Marketing, Radio Promotion, Music Publishing
Number of employees
17
Websitehorusmusic.co.uk horusmusic.global horusmusic.in

Horus Music Limited is a global digital distribution and label services company. Established in 2006, Horus Music allows artists, labels and right-holders to send their music to over 200 download, streaming, and interactive platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, VEVO, 7digital, Spotify, Beatport, Deezer, Tidal, as well as offering digital marketing and playlisting opportunities.

History[edit]

The company were named Best Business Partner of 2014 by Huawei Technology of China, [1] and were also a finalist in the International Trade category as part of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards during that same year. [2] Their client base consists of unsigned and independent musicians and record labels, as well as well known recording artists. [3] [4]

In November 2015, Horus Music sponsored the UK’s first Independent Label Week, [5] in order to highlight the music that is released by the UK’s indie labels.

In 2016, Horus Music celebrated their 10th anniversary [6]

Horus Music's sister companies Help for Bands [7] and Help For Writers, [8] provide advice and opportunities for musicians and E-book distribution for writers, respectively.

Anara Publishing [9] opened in 2017 which allows the company to work closely with a handpicked roster of musicians to provide royalty administration and sync licensing services. [10]

On 21 April 2017, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday, Horus Music was awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. [11]

Clients[edit]

Horus Music has partnered with a number of charities including Save the Children, for the recording "Look into Your Heart", featuring Beverley Knight with Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood, 100% of proceeds from the single were donated to the charity. The Pixel Project, who produced songs about violence against women [12] and the blood cancer charity Bloodwise.[13]

The company have spoken openly about the state of the music industry and artists' rights [14] and were one of the first distributors to remove their catalogue from Rdio after the streaming service was acquired by Pandora.[15] Their relationships with artists and labels, as well as leading industry contacts, means they have the ability to work with musicians in a myriad of ways, including offering performance opportunities and even local auditions for TV shows such as The Voice UK. [16]

Horus Music India[edit]

Horus Music India [17] opened in 2016 and is based in Mumbai.[18]

By opening Horus Music India, the company are able to expand on their local connections as well as to provide a much more personalised service to musicians based in this area. The appointment of two Business Development Managers in India cemented their move. [19] [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Digital music firm Horus Music praised by Huawei Technology. Leicester Mercury. Retrieved on 2015-10-22.
  2. ^ Horus Music listed as a finalist for International Trade. Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  3. ^ Mick Jagger, Beverley Knight and Horus Music back Nepal relief track. Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  4. ^ Benefit Street's White Dee stars on new rap record. Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  5. ^ Independent Label Week gets underway. Complete Music Update. Retrieved on 2016-02-18.
  6. ^ Introducing Horus Music. Brighton Music Conference. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  7. ^ Help For Bands. Help For Bands Limited. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  8. ^ Help For Writers. Help For Writers Limited. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  9. ^ Anara Publishing. Anara Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  10. ^ Horus Music launches Anara Publishing for Independent Artists and Songwriters. Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  11. ^ Brexit test for UK’s top exporters and innovators. Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  12. ^ The Pixel Project 2014: 16 Songs about Violence against Women (and Staying strong and Positive). The Pixel Project. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  13. ^ Emmy releases Naughty Blood single. Bloodwise. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  14. ^ Creative Industry Hub interview with Nick Dunn. Creative Industry Hub. Retrieved on 2015-10-22.
  15. ^ Pandora Burns $2.5 million to Keep Rdio on Life-Support. Digital Music News. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
  16. ^ Musicians gather to Impress TV talent scouts for new series of The Voice Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  17. ^ Horus Music India. Horus Music India. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  18. ^ Horus Music forays into the Indian market. Radio and Music Biz. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  19. ^ Horus Music cements Indian expansion with Business Development hire Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  20. ^ Trupti Kudalkar joins Horus Music India Creative Industry Hub. Retrieved 2016-06-10.