[PIAS] Recordings is an independent record label and is the recorded music division of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group, a European independent artist and label services company. The label was founded in 1983 in Belgium by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot.
The record labels that operate under the [PIAS] Recordings umbrella are: Play It Again Sam, and Different Recordings. The [PIAS] Recordings division and its two labels are run out of [PIAS]‘s UK office in Bermondsey, London.
Aside from the two London-based labels, [PIAS] Recordings has local A&R operations in France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and the United States, signing local artists such as Miossec and The Chase in France, Gisbert Zu Knyphausen in Germany, Gabriel Rios and Daan in Belgium, Racoon and Anneke van Giersbergen in The Netherlands and Ojos de Brujo from Spain.
Artists that [PIAS] is privileged to work with include: 2 Many DJ’s, Agnes Obel, Airship, Crystal Castles, Crystal Fighters, De La Soul, dEUS, Dinosaur JR, Dizzee Rascal, Drive By Truckers, Editors, Enter Shikari, Faithless Frank Turner, Girls, Grace Jones, Harper Simon, I Am Kloot, Joan As Police Woman, Laurent Garnier, Lisa Hannigan, Liz Green, Matt & Kim, Mogwai, Morcheeba, Other Lives, Placebo, Reverend & The Makers, Royksopp, Scala & Kolacny Brothers, Rodrigo & Gabriela, Seasick Steve, Soap & Skin, Sigur Ros, Soulwax, The Gossip, The Jezabels, The Jim Jones Revue, The Middle East, Tiësto, Vitalic, Young Guns.
Recent years have seen a huge evolution in our industry – from retail closures to economic downturns; from digital explosions to warehouse fires – throughout which [PIAS] has constantly embraced change.
Music has never been more accessible, varied or exciting to be around and [PIAS] stays committed to placing artists and labels at the heart of what we do; putting Music First.