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|Parent company||PIAS Entertainment Group|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
PIAS Cooperative, formerly Cooperative Music, often referred to as Co-Op, is a group of indie labels based in the UK but that have offices around the world, owned by PIAS Entertainment Group. Labels part of Cooperative are Bella Union, Moshi Moshi, Rabid Records, Kitsuné, V2, Mad Decent, Heavenly, Brille and others.
Through their partner labels Cooperative music work with artists like iamamiwhoami, Phoenix, Bloc Party, The Knife, Fleet Foxes, Prinzhorn Dance School, Citizens!, Interpol, The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons.
In April 2005, Cooperative Music was set up by the V2 Music Group as a transnational marketing and distribution operation which licenses independent labels, as opposed to individual artist companies which is the standard industry practice, for release in Europe, Australia and Japan. This in-house licensing division has an exclusive international marketing team with representation in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia and Japan.
In February 2013 PIAS Entertainment Group acquired Co-Op from Universal Music Group. http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/confirmed-universal-sells-co-op/053773
- To whom it may concern.
- V2 Records
- Wichita Recordings
- Moshi Moshi Records
- Mad Decent
- Rabid Records
- Brille Records
- Heavenly Recordings
- Merok Records
- Bella Union
- DFA Records
- Transgressive Records
- Communion Music
- City Slang