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ACE RECORDS (UK)
Ace Records Ltd. (UK) was started in 1978. Initially the company only gained permission from the label based in Mississippi to use the name in the UK, but eventually also acquired the rights to publish their recordings. In 1984 Ace switched to more licensing and reissuing work.
The following labels are now owned or licensed by Ace Records: Beat Goes Public, Big Beat, Globe Style, Kent Records, Kicking Mule, Modern Records, Southbound Records and Westbound Records.
Telephone: 020 8453 1311
Small ( but mighty?) Blues, Soul, Roots and R&B fuelled label, primarily formed as a vehicle for releases for BiGiAM Management Artists such as Goldie Reed and Devenport, although also occasionally partners with other artists (e.g. Todd Sharpville).
Document Records (established 1985) has uniquely sourced, re-mastered , digitised and re-issued the vast majority of Afro-American acoustic blues, jazz, spirituals and gospel recordings (1900-1945) from the original 78 recordings.
Telephone: 01988 403200
In November 2013, Krossborder Rekords produced the “Best Of British Blues Volume 1” showcasing established and up and coming UK blues bands. The CD was voted album of the month in January 2014 by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association and has received a host of great reviews in the press and on radio. This has led to inkreased interest in the label and the bands featured – all good in keeping blues music alive!
We have now released the Krossborder Kompilation Volume 2 with sixteen different acts invited to be a part of this series. Once again we bring you the new and the established joined together in the belief that something good is going on here and who all want to see this grow into something very important for British blues (and beyond). Vol.2 achieved No.5 in the IBBA chart recently and has garnered many great reviews.
Volume 3 is already in the planning and sixteen acts have already been invited or have asked to be included and accepted. so that will be put into progress soon for a summer release. While Vol.4 is intended to be more roots/folk/americana in style, as the label name suggests it will kross borders in music.
Keep an eye on this label for some great music and exciting and talented acts to look out for.
Telephone: 01656 745628
Manhaton Records & Alan Robinson Management are owned by Alan Robinson.
Manhaton Records was formed in 1999, following the demise of Code Blue Records. Alan, along with Mike Vernon & Tony Engle ran Code Blue for Warner Music. The main aim of both, is to develop the careers of the artists represented to their fullest potential on a worldwide stage
Manhaton Records have produced award winning albums by Eric Bibb, Robin Trower, Buddy Whittington, Aynsley Lister, King King, Peter Bruntnell and many others.
Manhaton Records is one of Britain’s leading record labels for contemporary blues, rock and roots music.
Alan Robinson Management represents and manages Robin Trower, King King with Alan Nimmo and Hat Fitz & Cara
Telephone: 0044 (0)1962 712123
Small, but perfectly formed! That’s how we like to think of ourselves. Nugene was created in 2004 to give a home to some of the excellent, hard working talent out there in the Blues, roots and associated fields of music.
Nugene Music & Management
We do more than publish CDs. We offer our artistes complete management of their recordings, marketing & PR and live performance bookings. It’s very much a teamwork thing: they make the music.
Telephone: 07973 217140
Snapper Music is an independent music and DVD producer based in London. We control a portfolio of record labels including three front-line imprints releasing new recordings; Peaceville, Kscope, and Madfish. These are supported by catalogue labels such as Recall, Complete Blues, Complete Rock 'n' Roll, International Artists Records and distribution for Europe of the legendary Charly Records. The majority of the catalogue comprises music CDs but there are also ranges of music DVDs.
The label started in 1996 with an early emphasis on the acquisition of recording catalogues which included those of WASP, Ozric Tentacles and The Pretty Things, and the recording of new material by established artists such as Peter Green.
Telephone: 020 7563 5500
It's based in London but with a recording studio in Valencia, Spain where we record all our artists.
Most music is released on vinyl, but regardless of the way you listen, it's made with loving care, bringing you the sound and pure essence of the artist with no digital jiggery pokery.
Telephone: UK: +44 7490 387182 and Spain: +34 652 633 525