Because Music

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Because Music SARL
Because Music Logo.png
Parent company Because Group
Founded 2005
Founder Emmanuel de Buretel
Distributor(s) Caroline Distribution[1]
Genre Various
Country of origin France
Official website

Because Music is an independent record label with headquarters in Paris and London.[2] Because Music SARL is the main label, with Because Music Ltd handling the British artist roster.[3]

Because Music was founded in 2005 by former president of Virgin Records France and EMI Continental Europe Emmanuel de Buretel, and has acts on its roster such as Mercury Music Prize nominated Metronomy and electronic duo Justice, along with actress and songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg and husband and wife duo Amadou & Mariam.[4]

It holds an exclusive license for all artists on Ed Banger Records and Phantasy.[5] Because Music is the distributor for select Atlantic Records subsidiaries like Big Beat and 300 Entertainment.

In 2017, Because acquired the catalogues of over 60 artists from Warner Music Group, including Mano Negra, The Beta Band[6], and most of London Records.[7]



  1. ^ "Because signs with Caroline International for global distribution".
  2. ^ "Because Music - Contact us". Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  3. ^ "Because Music UK - About us". Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  4. ^ "Because Music". Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  5. ^ "Shop | Vinyl, CDs, Records, T-shirts, Art and Merchandise – Phantasy Sound". Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  6. ^ "Because buys Beta Band catalogue, other deals imminent as Warner divestment deadline day looms".
  7. ^ "Because officially acquires London Records catalogue - Music Business Worldwide". 11 August 2017.

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