PIAS Cooperative

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[PIAS] Cooperative
Parent company PIAS
Founded 2005 (2005)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London
Official website www.pias.com

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]. In 2015, labels part of [PIAS] Cooperative are Bella Union, Moshi Moshi, Heavenly, Brille, ATO Records, DFA Records, Infectious Records, Sunday Best, Transgressive Records, Wichita Recordings, 1965 Records, 37 Adventures, Lucky Number.

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] acquired Co-Op from Universal Music Group. http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/confirmed-universal-sells-co-op/053773

Partner labels[edit]


[PIAS]‘s local operations around the world

With 16 offices around the world, [PIAS] has a presence in every major music market worldwide:

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