Horus Music is a global music distribution and label services company. Established in 2006, we’re a hardworking team that offers every artist a simple and affordable solution for getting their music in front of wider audiences. We keep things simple and provide as many opportunities as possible so that our artists can earn an income from their music.
When you use Horus Music for distribution, we put the control back into your hands, allowing you to choose how much of your royalties you would like to receive. We know that each circumstance is different, so we allow you to choose what works best for you. Additionally, you retain ownership of your music including your masters and your copyrights. We also won’t charge you any yearly fees to keep your music online and provide regular and detailed statistics from all of the top stores and platforms.
Horus Music is proudly affiliated with the following organisations:
|Association of Independent Music (AIM)||British Phonographic Industry (BPI)||GVL (Neighbouring Rights Service)||Harry Fox Agency (HFA)||Music Publishers Association (MPA)||Public Performance Limited (PPL)||PRS for Music||Sound Exchange|
History of Horus Music
Although we initially concentrated on music management, we quickly realised that music distribution was a problematic area. We saw music distribution as an area controlled by a few companies, as a result we knew that artists could quickly lose money if they weren’t careful. We knew that we could do better and so we set out to obtain direct contracts and make sure that all releases were handled in the most efficient way possible.
The principles are still close to our heart and we go further to make sure that all income is passed back to the artists and rights owners at the quickest opportunity and with the utmost transparency.
Our history and industry experience means we know exactly what needs doing at every stage of the process, especially recording, distribution and beyond. We are sympathetic to your needs and are entirely committed to going the extra mile for you.
Global in Spirit: Local at Heart.
23rd August 2006
Horus Music is founded by Nick Dunn in Birmingham, UK. The company initially focused on artist management before later shifting to music distribution.
First Official Charts Success
2nd October 2007
The very first release by Horus Music charted at number 20 on the Official Charts Company Indie Charts. The release was ‘Turn On The Sky’ by Latonic.
iTunes Contract Signed
26th November 2007
Horus Music gains a direct contract with Apple iTunes. Our releases can now be live on iTunes usually within 24 hours.
Move to Leicester
12th May 2008
Horus Music relocates in the UK from Birmingham to Leicester.
8th June 2009
We visited Japan for the first time and signed a local partner deal. We visited again in 2010 and started working with a new partner who we still work with today.
VEVO Contract Signed
23rd July 2010
We signed a contract with VEVO meaning that our artists have wider distribution for their music videos and can create a customised channel.
Creative Leicestershire Award
23rd March 2011
Horus Music wins the Creative Leicestershire Bursary Award.
Google Music Contract Signed
26th January 2012
We signed a direct contract with Google Music and were one of the first music companies to have a direct agreement with Google.
Official Charts Success
7th July 2013
Spark Productions reach number 35 in the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart with their cover of ‘Wake Me Up’.
Client Zone Now Open
17th February 2014
Our Client Zone is launched to streamline the distribution and royalty payment processes for us and our clients.
Finalist in Leicester Business Awards
10th March 2014
We are nominated in the category of International Trade at the Leicester Business Awards
26th January 2015
Chinese telecommunications company Huawei named Horus Music as their Best Business Partner of 2014.
Save the Children
1st May 2015
Beverley Knight and Mick Jagger become clients for the release of their charity single ‘Look Into Your Heart’ which raises funds for survivors of the Nepal Earthquake.
Horus Music India launch
11th November 2015
Horus Music India launched with a base in Mumbai.
Finalist in Leicester Business Awards
10th March 2016
We are announced as a finalist as Creative Industries Business of the Year in the Leicester Business Awards.
10th Birthday Celebration
23rd August 2016
We held a party in Leicester, UK to thank those who have been part of our 10 year history. The celebration included performances from some of our clients.
Anara Publishing Launch
10th March 2017
Our new publishing venture Anara Publishing launches and will be handling rights administration and sync licensing for clients.
Queen’s Award for Enterprise
21st April 2017
Horus Music announced as winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth.
31st July 2017
Our new and improved distribution platform MyClientZone is launched, replacing the existing system that had been in place since 2014.