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.

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!

Bands Doing What Bands Do

Bands Doing What Bands Do

It’s great to see our bands do lots of shows and promo. To celebrate the brief moments of glory that interrupt lots lot of sitting in the van, below are some brief snapshots. Why does the bass not look out of the window of the tour van in the morning? Because then there’d be nothing to do in […]

Joe Rejection Ignore Musician

Joe Rejection Ignore Musician

If you’re a musician in a band doing original music, Rejection might as well be your new middle name, with Ignore as a second middle name, because you’ll be ignored much more than rejected. When I started in music a quarter of a century ago, only some bands were able to release records. You had […]

Happiness Is Loving What You Do

Happiness Is Loving What You Do

A profound statement. Here’s another: most musicians like the idea of being in a band far more than the work involved in being in one. Many artists have gone through our studio doors, including this caricature of a drummer, a nightmare recording client: his first request, having arrived hungover an hour late without a kit or […]

Practical Solutions In Music

Practical Solutions In Music

This interesting article about feelings of inadequacy or delusions of grandeur while doing your job is worth a read. I confess to feeling inadequate at my job. That I’ve been making a living from music for 26 years does nothing to shake that feeling. Art is like that. You make it and quiver in fear […]

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 because: It’s free to get in. So it’s always packed. Which means people have a good time. Which equates to bands loving to play […]

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 […]

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