Daptone Records is a funk and soul independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York, most well known for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Charles Bradley.
Carpark Records was the first label we worked with for label management in 2007. We were contacting founder Todd Hyman regularly regarding possible licences for Europe. Beach House (where a license had just been arranged) and then Dan Deacon were artists we really wanted to work with. This made us think, this is a great label, how can we work with them and get their records selling, working and building in Europe? Thus the label management idea was born. One of the first album releases we worked on was Panda Bear’s now legendary ‘Person Pitch’ for Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label which Todd also managed. Carpark’s base is Washington, D.C and currently home to Speedy Ortiz, Toro Y Moi, Skylar Spence, TEEN, Young Magic, Greys, and more.
Ba Da Bing Records is an American record label based in Brooklyn, New York. The name is derived from the saying “ba da bing, ba da boom”, common among Italian-Americans especially in New Jersey. The label was founded in Leonia, New Jersey in 1994 by Ben Goldberg.
Basin Rock is a Todmorden based record label named after a rock formation overlooking the Calder Valley. Expertly cultivated to yield harvests of the finest psychedelic folk and a place of refuge for others tredding the field boundary. The European homestead for current crops Julie Byrne, Jim Ghedi and Aoife Nessa Frances. https://www.basinrock.co.uk/
100% Silk’s roster features underground house and atmospheric/experimental music by artists such as Ital, Maria Minerva, Dylan Ettinger, Kaazi, and Innergaze, released in intentionally retro formats like 12” vinyl singles and cassette tapes.
Goner Records is an independent record label and record store co-owned by Eric Friedl of The Oblivians and Zac Ives and is based in Memphis, Tennessee. It is known for releasing albums by punk and garage rock bands such as the King Khan & BBQ Show and the late Jay Reatard. The label also hosts Goner Fest, an annual Memphis music festival.
Company Records was born when Carpark Records’ independent spirit Toro Y Moi aka Chaz Bundick realised his urge to start his own label with the help of the Carpark imprint. It includes his records as Les Sins as well as Keith Mead and Vinyl Williams.
TGNP is an American independent record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was founded by musicans Ryan Olson (Gayngs) and Drew Christopherson (Polica). It is best known for issuing records by Lizzo, Poliça, and Marijuana Deathsquads. We were introduced to TGNP by Nona of Dark Dark Dark who’s records we’d put out on Melodic. She sent us a new project of hers called RONiiA, which was set to come out with Totally Gross. We got chatting to Drew and Jake who were in need of distribution and promotion throughout Europe, we jumped at the chance to get involved.
Spunk Records is an Australian independent record label legendary in Oz for licensing some of the best talent around the world for Australia and New Zealand. Joanna Newsom, Mac DeMarco, My Morning Jacket, Antony & The Johnsons, Mogwai, are a handful of names plucked at random! They’re also the label for some of Australia and NZ’s best home-grown talent in Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins and Aldous Harding among others. We fell in love with Nadia Reid’s debut album ‘Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs’ in 2015 and have been working with Spunk since then.
Melodic is our own label, founded in 1999 by David Cooper and still active today thanks to manager Andy Moss. Home to Working For A Nuclear Free City, Stephen Steinbrink, Dark Dark Dark, L. Pierre, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Drink, Man Of Moon, The Soundcarriers and many more.
We’ve been fans of Not Not Fun for some time and recently had the chance to work on Umberto’s new release ‘Alienation’. This was followed by an ambient masterpiece from Les Halles. We’re looking forward to working on many more stellar releases from the label.
Born Yesterday is run by Kevin Fairbairn and Greg Obis who met through a mutual friend when they were both still in college. A short while later they found themselves joining the same band, Clearance, where their solid friendship started and eventually started running a label together came about.
Priding themselves on being passionate and vocal about every act they work with, the offer a platform for local and national bands who’ve struggled getting their music heard. Melodic started working with Born Yesterday in 2020 with the release of the Landowner record ‘Constultant’.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with some great labels and bands over the years, including: Bar None (Ezra Furman, The Front Bottoms), Anticon (Baths, Deradoorian) Native Cat (Brijean, Meernaa) and Dais (Coil, Drab majesty) to name but a few.