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Republic Of Music announces !K7 alliance

By | Published on Thursday 19 January 2012

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Brighton-based distributor Republic Of Music has announced a new partnership with the distribution division of German independent !K7, which will make !K7’s European and US networks available to labels represented by Republic in the UK. New releases from Hot Chip man Joe Goddard’s side project 2 Bears on Southern Fried and a double album from Petra Jean Phillipson on Montpatry Press will be the first to benefit from the new alliance.

Republic Of Music was launched in 2007, and now provides sales and marketing services to the likes of Strut, Southern Fried, Heavenly, Om, DFA, Bella Union, Moshi Moshi, City Slang, Souterrain Transmissions, Skint, Modular and 20-20 Vision, as well as working on !K7 releases in the UK.

Confirming the deal, Republic Of Music’s MD Mark McQuillan told CMU: “The new partnership with !K7 gives us a fantastic opportunity to take our UK labels into Europe and worldwide and lock into a very committed and strong !K7 structure, helping to maximise the artists and labels’ sales potential in all territories. At the same time we feel we can bring exciting releases to !K7 and its partners. Republic Of Music have real strength in the UK market and !K7 bring 27 years of experience in Europe alongside a very strong set up in the US. I really feel that the two companies can offer something new to labels looking for a worldwide sales, distribution and production package”.

!K7 boss Horst Weidenmueller added: “Mark and his team at Republic of Music have developed an amazing roster of labels and artists in the UK and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work closely with them and grow their business globally”.