[PIAS] Holland was the first local [PIAS] office that opened outside of Belgium, and has since established itself as the largest independent player in the market.
Based in Amsterdam, the Dutch [PIAS] team covers marketing, promotion (press, radio/TV and on-line), sales and local A&R.
During its long history, [PIAS] Holland has had the privilege of representing the cream of independent record labels, with acts like Pixies, The Offspring, De La Soul, The Prodigy, Moby, Tom Waits, Muse, Soulwax, Moloko, dEUS, Editors, Sigur Ros, Crystal Fighters and Alt-J.
[PIAS] Holland’s domestic A&R successes include gold and platinum selling artists such as Racoon, Moke and Brainpower with its recent signings Matt Simons, Causes and Lucas Hamming rapidly developing into a new wave of local success.
In 2013 [PIAS] acquired Rough Trade Distribution, a leading independent music distributor in the Dutch market which represents an exceptional roster of local artists such as Caro Emerald and Kyteman Orchestra, plus labels including Armada Records, 8Ball and de Vara together with internationally renowned labels such as Ministry of Sound, Dramatico and Napalm Records.
This acquisition has firmly established [PIAS] as the leading independent music company in Holland, with an average of 20 or more titles in the top 100 albums charts each year.