Artist Management & Record Producers

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The Animal Farm is an independently owned music company based in London, England. We've been in business for over a decade and we offer a full 360 range of artist and business services.

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We are a producer lead artist management company, managing the careers of artists whose music we produce. We operate two recording studios. We offer label services and publishing administration. We also run a booking agency and a monthly club night.

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We are always interested to hear from new artists and bands looking for creative allies to work with. Please feel free to get in touch and tell us more about your project!

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IndieCon 2016

IndieCon 2016

It can be argued that IndieCon is an unfortunate name for a conference of indie labels at a time when labels of all types get bad publicity for treating artists badly. The bigger the company the worse the dirt dished.  At this year’s IndieCon the feeling of exasperation over this anti business feeling was voiced […]

HogRoast Live Music Club

HogRoast Live Music Club

We run a live music night every last Saturday of the month at The Spice Of Life in Soho. It’s become a resounding success in the two years we’ve been doing it. It’s free to get in. It’s always packed. Bands love to play it. People have a good time. On Saturday 27th February, we […]

Drugs At Work

Drugs At Work

There’s a cool routine by Bill Hicks about how the best records were made by artists off their heads on drugs. Someone I know was involved in the making of a legendary album as the personal manager of the guitarist. As a young naive artist I asked him what the job of personal manager entailed. […]

Mission Impossible 2016

Mission Impossible 2016

I saw an article about the most popular music on Spotify in 2015. There is some hot tunage on there. Here is the top chart right now. I can already hear the howls of protest from disgruntled wannabe musos who share their anguish on Facebook, saying how corporation guys do their corporation thing in their […]

Reeperbahn Festival Thought #1

Reeperbahn Festival Thought #1

I met old friend at Reeperbahn Festival last week. He runs a German label and signed two of our artists a few years ago. We campaigned hard. We were slowly getting somewhere, but both bands folded – just gave up. In fact, one of them cancelled a German tour a day before it was due to […]

Tip On Songwriting

Tip On Songwriting

Most songs start with a riff, a title, a melodic hook or whatever else that gets a writer going. A couple of ideas every day will yield ten of them in a working week. One of these ideas will almost always develop into a fully finished song. Most fall by the wayside when you start […]

Being Professional

Being Professional

Bands send us their demos saying that they treat their bands as businesses. They are professional, always on time with gear in tip top shape. They think about their investment into the band versus potential returns. They’re ON IT with marketing and promo. They possibly think that saying these things makes them look more serious. […]

TGE15: State Of A&R vs State Of ...

TGE15: State Of A&R vs State Of Art

In the run up to this year’s The Great Escape Nick Raphael from Capitol lambasted the state of a&r in a Music Week interview. His comments were referred to in a panel about the role and future of labels. Incidentally, the irony of having a packed auditorium for the panel on labels when labels are […]

Dissing Those Who’ve Made It

Dissing Those Who’ve Made It

Nine tenths of the demo submissions we receive have no redeeming quality. The playing is horrible, the songs are terrible and the production is rubbish. Some also come from artists who are the third closest clones of famous bands in their home towns. Being that band isn’t going to get anyone a career. The one […]

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Once again we are putting on a show in Brighton for The Great Escape. Little Brother Eli, Return To The Sun, The Onironauts and Hana Piranha will be performing at The Fishbowl from 7pm on Saturday 16th May.

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