Record Companies

The first listed are known as the majors. These are international corporations, owning and controlling several smaller record companies and labels (e.g. EMI own Parlophone and Island).

The majors will not normally accept unsolicited demos – they claim to only consider demos that have been submitted or recommended to them by Industry professionals, such as established managers, accountants, lawyers, publishers or producers.

 

EMI Records
27 Wrights Lane
London
W8 5SW
Tel. 0207 795 7000
Head of A&R: Matt Edwards
www.emirecords.com
 
Universal
364-366 Kensington High Street
London
W14 8NS
Tel. 0207 471 5300 [check number]
www.umusic.co.uk
 
Warner Music (UK) Ltd
The Warner Building
28A Kensington Church Street
London
W8 4EP
Tel. 0207 368 2500
www.warnermusic.co.uk

 

The following is a list of UK non-major record companies. Most of these will accept demos (usually on cd) by post. Some may also accept electronic demos (eg by email) but check with them first.

When submitting demos, address them to the A&R department and include any relevant artist information, photos and contact details. Do not expect to get your demo back unless you have agreed this beforehand and supplied the return postage.

Always ensure that the record company is right for your specific genre of music before you send any demo. Check their website for information such as what artists they currently have on their roster.

 

4AD
17-19 Alma Road
London
SW18 1AA
Tel. 0208 870 9724
A&R: Ed Horrox
www.4ad.com
 
Abstract Sounds
10 Tiverton Road
London
NW10 3HL
Tel. 0207 286 1106
Contact: Edward Christie
www.abstractsounds.co.uk
 
Atlantic Records UK
(Part of the Warner Group, but will accept demos)
Electric Lighting Station
46 Kensington Court
London
W8 5DA
Tel. 0207 938 5500
A&R: Steve Sasse
www.atlanticrecords.co.uk
 
Beggars Banquet Records
17-19 Alma Road
London
SW18 1AA
Tel. 0208 870 9912
A&R: Roger Trust
www.beggars.com
 
Blacklist Entertainment
Fulham Palace
Bishop’s Avenue
London
SW6 6EA
Tel. 0207 751 0175
Contact: Clive Black, Jayne Meegan
www.blacklistent.com
 
Cherry Red Records
3a Long Island House
Warple Way
London
W3 0RG
Tel. 0208 740 4110
A&R: Matt Bristow
www.cherryred.co.uk
 
Cooking Vinyl
10 Allied Way
London
W3 0RQ
Tel. 0208 600 9200
A&R: Tom Wheeley
www.cookingvinyl.com

 

Cowgirl Records
27 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3XX
Tel. 07949 839852
Contact: Peter Gold, Laurence Jones
www.cowgirlrecords.com
 
Cultural Foundation
Dalehead
Rosedale
North Yorkshire
YO18 8RL
Tel. 01751 417147
A&R: Peter Bell
www.cultfound.org

 

db records
PO Box 19318
Bath
BA1 6ZS
Tel. 01225 782322
A&R: Chris Hughes, David Bates
www.dbrecords.co.uk
 
Defected Records Ltd
12 D’Arblay Street
London
W1F 8DU
Tel. 0207 439 9995
A&R: Simon Dunmoore
www.defected.com
 
Deltasonic Records Ltd
102 Rose Lane
Mossley Hill
Liverpool
L18 8AG
Tel. 0151 724 4760
A&R: Joe Fearon
www.deltasonic.co.uk
 
Domino Recording Company
PO Box 47029
London
SW18 1WD
Tel. 0208 875 1390
Contact: Paul Sandell
www.dominorecordco.com
 
DTPM Recordings
First Floor
40A Great Eastern Street
London
EC2A 3EP
Tel. 0207 749 1199
Contact: Guy Williams
www.dtpmrecordings.net

 The Echo Label Ltd

The Chrysalis Building
13 Bramley Road
London
W10 6SP
Tel. 0207 229 1616
A&R: Darrin Woodford
www.echo.co.uk
 
Global Warming Records Ltd
PO Box 5192
Hatfield Peveral
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 2QH
Tel. 07785 231741
A&R: Trevor Holden
www.globalwarmingrecords.com
 
 
Heavy Metal Records
152 Goldthorn Hill
Penn
Wolverhampton
WV2 3JA
Tel. 01902 345155
A&R: Russ Barstow
www.heavymetalrecords.co.uk
 
Holier Than Thou Records Ltd
46 Rother Street
Stratford on Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6LT
Tel. 01789 268661
A&R: David Begg
www.holierthanthourecords.com

 

Hope Music Group
Loft 5
The Tobacco factory
Raleigh Road
Southville
Bristol
BS3 1TF
Tel. 0117 953 5566
A&R: Nick Warren
www.hoperecordings.com
 
Iffy Biffa Records
Welland House farm
Spalding Marsh
Spalding
Lincs
PE12 6HF
Tel. 07711 513791
Contact: Mark Bunn
www.iffybiffa.co.uk
 
Independiente Ltd
The Drill Hall
3 Heathfield Terrace
Chiswick
London
W4 4JE
Tel. 0208 747 8111
A&R: Dave Boyd, Gerard Philips
A&R Tel: 0208 400 5399
www.independiente.co.uk
 
Innocent Records
Crown House
72 Hammersmith Road
London
W14 8UD
Tel. 0207 605 5000
A&R: Jamie Nelson
www.the-raft.com

 

Kitchenware Records
7 The Stables
St Thomas’ Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LE
Tel. 0191 230 1970
Contact: Nicki Turner
www.kichenwarerecords.com
 
Mercury Records (owned by Universal)
364-366 Kensington High Street
London
W14 8NS
Tel. 0207 471 5333
A&R: Paul Adam
www.mercuryrecords.com
 
Nude Records
The Zeppelin Building
59-61 Farringdon Road
London
EC1M 3JB
Tel. 0207 691 8689
Contact: Ben James
www.nuderecords.com
 
One Little Indian Records
34 Trinity Crescent
London
SW17 7AE
Tel. 0208 772 7600
Contact: Derek Birkett
www.indian.co.uk
 
Planet Records
11 Newmarket Street
Colne
Lancashire
BB8 9JB
Tel. 01282 866317
Contact: Adrian Melling
www.pendlehawkmusic.co.uk

 

Polydor Records (owned by Universal)
364-366 Kensington High Street
London
W14 8NS
Tel. 0207 471 5400
A&R: Simon Gavin
www.polydor.co.uk
 
Relentless Records
Emi House
43 Brook Green
Hammersmith
London
W6 7EF
Tel. 0207 605 5808
A&R: Glyn Aikins
www.relentless-records.net
 
Sanctuary Records Group
Sanctuary House
45-53 Sinclair Road
London
W14 0NS
Tel. 0207 602 6351
A&R: John Williams
www.sanctuaryrecords.co.uk
 
Sonic360
Top Floor East
33 Riding House Street
London
W1W 7DZ
Tel. 0207 636 3939
Contact: Zen Grisdale
www.sonic360.com
 
Subversive Records
Hawthorn House
Forth Banks
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3SG
Tel. 0191 221 1666
Contact: Terry Hollingsworth
www.subversiverecords.co.uk

 

V2 Records
131-133 Holland Park Avenue
London
W11 4UT
Tel. 0207 471 3000
A&R: Charlie Pinder, Oliver Hodge
www.v2music.com
 
XL Recordings
1 Codrington Mews
London
W11 2EH
Tel. 0208 870 7511
Contact: Matt Thornhill, Jo Bagenal
www.xl-recordings.com