Artist Management & Record Producers

About Us

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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Our Services

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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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.

Write Some Hit Songs, Baby

Write Some Hit Songs, Baby

The advice is always: get a good lawyer, get a good manager. Those giving the advice haven’t thought it through. Lawyers and managers don’t write songs. If you learn to write songs that get people going crazy, you may be able to offer a lawyer or a manager a job. **** Remember that everyone in […]

What’s An Askhole?

What’s An Askhole?

When I was a kid the band I was with did a TV show on which also a well known Finnish artist performed. My Dad asked me later what, if anything, I had learned from the guy. I said I hadn’t bothered to talk to him because he was nothing special. Dad was upset with […]

Little Brother Eli in OldSchoolRecord...

Little Brother Eli in OldSchoolRecordReview

Nice words about Little Brother Eli in Old School Record Review. The band release their EP on our label. We’re very proud of our work! Read the whole review here. Check out the band on Spotify!

Gigs – What Are They Good For?

Gigs – What Are They Good For?

I remember this from early on in my band career. We had a record out that got some good reactions, the single was R1 Rock Record Of The Week. We toured very hard. The shows were hit and miss, mainly miss. There just wasn’t a demand for our live show. In our defence, there was […]

Illusions Of Reality

Illusions Of Reality

I’m reading a book called Get Real about How to See Through the Hype, Spin and Lies of Modern Life. A chapter on the illusion of reality struck a chord. In my day job as the owner of a music company I often come across illusions of reality. The biggest illusion of reality exists on […]

Our Artists

Upcoming Gigs

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  • The Shout @ Fibber Magees, Dublin
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 3, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Little Brother Eli @ The Cape of Good Hope, Oxford
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 3, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Juno @ Royal Standard, Sheffield
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 4, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Casual Agenda @ The Top House, Durham
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 4, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Juno @ The Black Swann, Bradford
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 5, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Martyn Ellis @ The Castle, Abergele
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 5, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Little Brother Eli @ Red's True BBQ, Nottingham
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 6, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • R.Y.A.N @ Moofest, Blackburn
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 6, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Little Brother Eli @ Cowley Road Festival, Oxford
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 6, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • The Onironauts @ Colombofila, Italy
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 10, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • The Onironauts @ Squinterno Festival, Italy
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 12, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Martyn Ellis @ Castell Beats Festival, Rhuddlan
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 12, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Little Brother Eli @ Truck Festival 2015
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 18, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Hana Piranha @ The Islington, London
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 18, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Martyn Ellis @ Pot and Kettle, Rhyl
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 18, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Ujahm - Farnstock, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 19, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Little Brother Eli @ Red's True BBQ, London
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Juno @ Bierkeller, Manchester
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Martyn Ellis @ Castle Inn, Rhuddlan
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Sweet Ether - The Carlisle Hastings TN34 1PE
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Casual Agenda @ Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • The Hogroast Club Night w/ Life in Cold Climates, Forever & Out, Nine Before Wake Up Leo
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 11:00 pm
    Location: The Spice Of Life, 6 Moor Street, London W1D 5NA, United Kingdom
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  • The Shout @ Cloughmore Inn, Rostrevor
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Little Brother Eli @ Cogges Farm Festival
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 1, 2015 - 12:00 am
 

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