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Within the Legal & Business Affairs department, based in Brussels, you will take up the role of Business Affairs Manager.

You will be added to our business affairs team which consists of the Director of Business Affairs of the [PIAS] Group, a Business Affairs Manager and their Business Affairs Assistant.

Our company
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Brussels, Belgium (Anderlecht, Rue de Veeweyde 100)

Your tasks
•    Drafting and negotiating contracts, which shall consist of artist agreements, license agreements, distribution agreements for the [PIAS] in-house labels, [PIAS] Comedy and Twin Pics (movie distribution)
•    Drafting and negotiating of publishing contracts
•    Providing general legal assistance when required

Your profile
•    a master degree in law
•    a first experience in negotiating and drafting of contracts related to the music industry
•    either Dutch or French speaking with a good knowledge of the other language (both verbally and written)
•    a good knowledge of English (both verbally and written)
•    MS Office (Word/Excel/Outlook)
•    a good eye for detail, accurate and able to identify potential issues
•    able to work under pressure
•    discrete
•    team player

Send us an e-mail in English in which you motivate your application.

Don’t forget to attach your CV (also in English). Please use the following format for the subject of your e-mail:
“Application for Business Affairs Manager – [PIAS] Belgium – YOUR NAME”

Our e-mail address is

Agnes Obel announces the release of her new album ‘Aventine’
Released 30th September 2013 on Play It Again Sam


‘Aventine’ is the eagerly anticipated new album from Agnes Obel, released 30th September on Play It Again Sam. ‘Aventine’ is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Philharmonics’ (2010), which has sold 450,000 copies across Europe, achieving Platinum status in France and Belgium and five times Platinum in her native Denmark, where Agnes picked up five Danish Music Awards (the Danish Brits) in 2011.

Originally from Copenhagen, Agnes has lived in Berlin since 2006, where ‘Aventine’ was recorded at her Chalk Wood Studios between January and May this year. Like ‘Philharmonics’, the new album was written, arranged, and produced by Agnes, who provides piano and vocals. Anne Müller, who has also played with Nils Frahm, adds cello, with Mika Posen of Timber Timbre playing the violin and viola on ‘The Curse’, ‘Pass Them By’ and ‘Fivefold’. Robert Kondorossi of Budzillus plays guitar on ‘Pass Them By’.

“While touring ‘Philharmonics’ I kept on getting all these ideas for recording, and I wanted to explore the cello and other string instruments“ says Agnes of ‘Aventine’. “I recorded everything quite closely, miking everything closely in a small room, with voices here, the piano here – everything is close to you. So it’s sparse, but by varying the dynamic range of the songs I could create almost soundscapes. I was able to make something feel big with just these few instruments.”

Agnes Obel ‘Aventine’ track listing:

1. Chord Left
2. Fuel To Fire
3. Dorian
4. Aventine
5. Run Cried The Crawling
6. Tokka
7. The Curse
8. Pass Them By 9. Words Are Dead
10. Fivefold
11. Smoke & Mirrors

‘A TON OF LOVE’ || The New Single, Taken From the Album ‘THE WEIGHT OF YOUR LOVE’

Editors debuted their new single, ‘A Ton Of Love’ tonight on Radio One as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’. The single is released on 24th June and is taken from the band’s fourth studio album, ‘The Weight Of Your Love’, released worldwide by Play It Again Sam on July 1st.
The video for ‘A Ton Of Love’, filmed and directed by the Soup Collective in Manchester is available to watch at

‘The Weight Of Your Love’ is the follow up to Editors two consecutive Number One UK Albums, 2007s ‘An End Has A Start’ and 2009s ‘In This Light And On This Evening’. Their debut album, 2005s ‘The Back Room’ has sold over half a million copies in the UK. It is the first album to feature new members Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams following the departure of founding member Chris Urbanowicz in 2012. It was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Of Monsters And Men, Kings Of Leon) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver).

Tom Smith has described ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ as ‘having a foot in that alt rock / Americana world’ and of ‘feeling untouchable at times’. Recorded mostly live, it contains their most direct songs to date and also features extra production from Clint Mansell on ‘Nothing’, rescored from the original to become what Tom and Ed Lay both describe as the ‘centrepiece’ of the album. Lyrically focused on ‘love songs…that don’t adhere to the traditional love song type’, the album sees Tom Smith sing in falsetto for the first time on ‘What Is This Thing Called Love’,

Editors make a series of high profile festival performances across the summer, including headlining slots at Belgium’s Werchter Festival, Lowlands in Holland and major appearances at 25 festivals across Europe. In the UK the band play prestigious slots at Glastonbury Festival, T In The Park and Reading and Leeds.

‘A Ton Of Love’ is available as a download from midnight on 6th May when pre-ordering ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ at iTunes. The single is released on 7” on 24th June with live favourite ‘The Sting’ on the reverse. All releases are available for pre-order at

The Weight Of Your Love’ is released by Play It Again Sam on 1st July on cd, double cd (with extra tracks), double heavyweight vinyl and digital download.

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact your local [PIAS] representative.

Watch the three first teaser videos here and on

Check the live dates here!

We want to thanks all the [PIAS] crew, artists, partners and (of course) all of you music fans who helped make this weekend’s [PIAS] Nites a resounding succes!

Two years on from the release of his Mercury nominated debut, ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’,  Obaro Ejimiwe aka. Ghostpoet announces his sophomore album ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ which will be released on the 6th May 2013 through Play it Again Sam.

Alongside news of ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’, Ghostpoet  has unleashed a teaser track ‘MSI MUSMID’ via his own website  Obaro says ‘MSI  ‪MUSMID  ’ pronounced “ ‪M S I” “ ‪MUS” “MID” “is a track based on a dream I had where dimsum and noodles were life-long friends who kept squabbling all the time…I try in vain to make sense of it all.”

Ghostpoet 2013

‪MSI  ‪MUSMID’ is streaming now on both Ghostpoet’s website and Soundcloud, but it will become available as a free download once the song has been re-posted within the Soundcloud community 1000 times.

Ghostpoet Soundcloud

‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ was co-produced with the talented Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Darkstar, Egyptian Hip-Hop) and pushes Ghostpoet even further in all directions, mixing the abstract and the concrete with uncanny skill. ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ positions Ghostpoet alongside the likes of Tricky and The Streets – modern British auteurs who are as interested in pushing the boundaries sonically as expressing cathartic feelings.

Celebrating 30 years of independent music!

We are proud to present to you the one-off [PIAS] 30th magazine, which takes a look at the past, present and future of [PIAS].

Starting today you can find it all over Belgium, but we made it available to all of our fans through the link below!

Make sure you don’t miss any of the upcoming [PIAS] Nites in Belgium, France and The Netherlands and join us in celebrating 30 years of independent music!


Helmut Lotti is een artiestenkat met vele levens. In twintig jaar tijd zwierf hij van Elvis-rock naar klassiek, van pop naar croonerrepertoire, van swing naar blues. Hij trok naar verre continenten, maakte er zich het vreemde eigen en kwam steevast op zijn pootjes terecht. Hij hoort dan ook tot de vijftien best verkochte Belgische artiesten ooit.

Met zijn nieuwe album MIJN HART & MIJN LIJF springt de kat opnieuw in het diepe en daarvoor greep hij terug naar de essentie: zichzelf. Uit zijn twijfels en angsten, luim en lichtheid, hart en lijf puurde hij twaalf Nederlandstalige liedjes, die samen een even ruw als eerlijk beeld schetsen van wie Helmut Lotti is: een lichtvoetige jongen met een donkere ziel.

Producent van het album is Stef Kamil Carlens, hart en brein van Zita Swoon Group. Ook in collega-muzikanten Nicolas Rombouts (Dez Mona), Bert Huysentruyt (Gorki), Geert Hellings (Stanton), Bjorn Eriksson (Maxon Blewitt en Broken Circle Breakdown) en Wim De Busser (Zita Swoon) vond Helmut gelijkgestemde zielen.

Het album MIJN HART & MIJN LIJF verschijnt op 14 januari bij [PIAS] Recordings. De gelijknamige concertreeks gaat op 8 maart 2013 van start in de Antwerpse Roma (Borgerhout) en eindigt op 8 juni in de Brusselse AB. Alle data en info vind je op

Klik hier voor de stream bij De Standaard.

Op zaterdag 12 januari stelt Helmut Lotti zijn nieuwe album voor met een korte, intieme set in Fnac Brugge, Gent en Antwerpen.

12u00 – Fnac, Brugge
14u30 – Fnac, Gent
17u00 – Fnac, Antwerpen