About Us

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:

AIM bpi gvl music harry fox agency music publishers association PPL PRS for music sound exchange
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.

Founded

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.

Japan Visit

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

Huawei Award

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.

MyClientZone

31st July 2017

Our new and improved distribution platform MyClientZone is launched, replacing the existing system that had been in place since 2014.

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