Dramatico Entertainment Limited was founded by singer/songwriter/producer/arranger Mike Batt in the early naughties, and achieved its first resounding success in 2003 with the phenomenal Georgian singer-songwriter Katie Melua - discovered by Batt at the BRIT School in Croydon. Katie has sold nearly 11 million records on Dramatico
Dramatico's set-up is unusual among record labels, in that it controls marketing and sales throughout much of the world by means of direct control from London, rather than licensing to other labels in other territories. This has given us a strong ability to penetrate Continental Europe in particular. We employ a strong team of freelance promotion and marketing people locally, but only actually have our own offices in the UK and Munich.
We have enjoyed growing our artist roster and have expanded our operational capacity by making deals with artists not necessarily produced or written for by Mike - which had been the initial reason for setting up the label. Now, we make deals with artists from all over the world, as typified by our deal with Australian Gurrumul (for Europe) Sarah Blasko - also from Australia, France's Carla Bruni, Holland's Caro Emerald and others. Our tastes in music are defined by the artists with whom we choose to work - and who choose to work with us. We like to think we can offer a sharply focused yet human approach to marketing, and still put the necessary muscle and energy behind any artist or project that a major record label would be expected, or - sometimes not expected (!) to bring. We are independently distributed in most territories
Our next stage of planned development will see the Dramatic (TV, stage and Film) side of Dramatico growing, alongside the music label and management side. We are deeply into pre-production on a new Wombles TV series, and a high-level CGI feature film "Ergo, The Chronicles Of Don't Be So Ridiculous Valley" . We are also developing two stage shows.