Nominiert als Bestes Label 2021
[PIAS] has a longstanding history of serving the independent music community.
The company was founded in 1983 by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot and is one of the largest independent and privately-owned music companies in the world.
Headquartered in London and Brussels with 16 offices around the world and 300 employees, [PIAS] champions and supports the best independent music across an unrivalled international marketing and distribution network.
The [PIAS] Group includes a Label Group and an Artist & Label Services Company.
The [PIAS] Label Group includes the in-house labels Play It Again Sam, Different and the classical label Harmonia Mundi as well as a roster of affiliated independent labels such as ATO, Bella Union, Blue Flowers, Heavenly, Mute and Transgressive.
[PIAS]’s Artist & Label Services division is a multiple industry award-winning provider of digital and physical marketing and distribution services, representing most of the world’s best-known independent labels.
[PIAS] opened its first office in Germany in 1998 and now has local offices in Hamburg and Berlin covering both the German and Austrian markets.
[PIAS] Germany has its own A&R, project management, marketing and sales resources as well as one of the most experienced and respected local promo teams covering Radio, TV, On-line and Print.
International successes in Germany that [PIAS] has been involved with over the last few years include Alt-J, Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club, Dinosaur JR, Dropkick Murphys, Editors, Eels, Faith No More, Garbage, Grace Jones, Mogwai, Nouvelle Vague, Interpol, Pixies, Placebo and Roisin Murphy. Add to that [PIAS] Germany has scored a No1 single hit with Matt Simons – Catch & Release (Deepend Remix).
[PIAS] Germany has also built a strong roster of domestic acts. Artists such as Agnes Obel, Soap & Skin and Milky Chance – one of Germany’s most successful new talents of the last few years – were all signed by the German [PIAS] office but went on to global success.
Other domestic signings like Gisbert zu Knyphausen, Bohren & der Club of Gore, Turbostaat and Truemmer are amongst the most critically acclaimed artists on the German music scene.