About [PIAS] UK

[PIAS] is a home for artists and labels.

We’re Europe’s leading independent music group, consisting of two main areas; [PIAS] Artist & Label Services and our record company, [PIAS] Recordings.

Founded in 1982 by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot, today [PIAS] has over 200 employees and offices in every major European market, the USA and Australia.

[PIAS] is a company based first and foremost on a genuine passion for the quality of the music and repertoire we’re privileged to work with.

This passion is inherent in everything we do – from the labels we support to the artists we sign; from our marketing and promotion services to our retail sales and live events.

As Europe’s largest independent sales and distribution company, [PIAS] has worked with outstanding labels such as 4AD, Atmospherique, Beggars Banquet, Creation, Domino, Eagle, Epitaph, Factory, Infectious, Mute, N.E.W.S, Ninja Tune, Nuclear Blast, Rough Trade, Sub Pop, Tommy Boy, Union Square Music, Warp, Wichita, XL Recordings and many others.

[PIAS]’s Artists & Label Services team is widely regarded as having set the standard in providing an all encompassing sales, marketing and distribution service that drives through the vision and ambition of the artists, managers and labels it works with on a multi-territorial basis. The team is highly experienced, innovative and committed to connecting artists and their repertoire with existing and future fans across the globe. Click here for more.

[PIAS] Recordings incorporates in-house imprints Play It Again Sam and Different Recordings and have helped to develop the careers of innumerable influential artists of the years.

Artists that [PIAS] is privileged to work with include: 2 Many DJ’s, Agnes Obel, Airship, Crystal Castles, Crystal Fighters, De La Soul, dEUS, Dinosaur JR, Dizzee Rascal, Drive By Truckers, Editors, Enter Shikari, Faithless Frank Turner, Girls, Grace Jones, Harper Simon, I Am Kloot, Joan As Police Woman, Laurent Garnier, Lisa Hannigan, Liz Green, Matt & Kim, Mogwai, Morcheeba, Other Lives, Placebo, Reverend & The Makers, Royksopp, Scala & Kolacny Brothers, Rodrigo & Gabriela, Seasick Steve, Soap & Skin, Sigur Ros, Soulwax, The Gossip, The Jezabels, The Jim Jones Revue, The Middle East, Tiësto, Vitalic, Young Guns.

Recent years have seen a huge evolution in our industry – from retail closures to economic downturns; from digital explosions to warehouse fires – throughout which [PIAS] has constantly embraced change.

Music has never been more accessible, varied or exciting to be around and [PIAS] stays committed to placing artists and labels at the heart of what we do; putting Music First.