!K7 started as a music video production company in 1985*, working with independent artists including Nick Cave, Mudhoney & Einstürzende Neubauten. In 1993 and after several successful albums released under the ‘X-Mix’ brand, the pioneering ‘DJ-Kicks’ mix album series was launched. Over twenty years later, ‘DJ-Kicks’ remains one of the most respected and prestigious DJ mix compilation series worldwide and has featured releases by many of the leading players in original, classic and contemporary electronic music including Carl Craig, Apparat, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Maya Jane Coles and John Talabot.  DJ-Kicks reached it’s 50th edition in 2015 celebrating this landmark with a stunning mix from DJ Koze gaining critical acclaim across the globe.

!K7 began releasing artist albums in 1996, and has since been responsible for an array of progressive projects from across the electronic music spectrum. Key acts over the years have included Tosca, Boozoo Bajou, Bomb The Bass and benchmark albums from Matthew Herbert. Recent signings to the label include Berlin’s Brandt Brauer Frick and their classical ‘Ensemble’ side project, Florida’s Hundred Waters, award-winning Danish band When Saints Go Machine and AKASE, the electronic project from Harry ‘Midland’ Agius with vocalist Robbie Redway.

In 2001 !K7 broadened its musical range with the incorporation of leading specialist labels Strut, Gold Dust, Rapster and Ever. With each label focusing on its own niche within the independent musical landscape, the !K7 Label Group has released new music from artists as varied as Pete Rock, Roy Ayers, Mulatu Astatke, Grandmaster Flash, Kid Creole and Lee Hazlewood.  In 2013, leading electronic label AUS Recordings joined the !K7 family to help the label develop long term artist projects of the next generation of exciting electronic artists and producers and enjoyed great success with the debut album from leading UK electronic producer Huxley.  Strut Records continues to go from strength to strength and picked up the prestigious ‘Best Label’ accolade at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards in 2015.

The early 2000s also saw !K7 introduce the Artist and Label services division to provide a global infrastructure and platform to esteemed independent labels and artists around the world.  !K7 currently partners with acclaimed labels including BBE, Crosstown Rebels, Luaka Bop, R&S, Rush Hour, Hypercolour, Glitterbeat, Sonar Kollektiv and more as well as artists such as Tricky, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Pop Group and Mykki Blanco.

In 2011, !K7 created a management division which currently looks after the interests of Tricky, Mykki Blanco and Brandt Brauer Frick. .

!K7 has offices in Berlin, London and New York.

*for full company history please check wikipedia

!K7 management services are available both for artists signed to the label and those who release music elsewhere. Drawing on 30 years of music industry experience and knowledge of the global music market, !K7 offers credible and informed guidance to artists. Current clients are Brandt Brauer Frick, Bwana, DJ Tennis, Kindness, Luca d’Alberto, Mykki Blanco and Tricky.

The management team  allows !K7 to offer management clients an added amount of attention on a daily level, and the company’s international structure, with offices in New York, London & Berlin, affords a deep understanding of global markets and enables !K7 to provide artist clients with a global infrastructure and support on an international level.

!K7 represents the catalog of wide variety of independent labels and artists for sync licensing internationally. Areas of specialty include electronic music, world music, vintage disco and funk, neo-classical/ambient and much more.
1-stop and easy clear catalog available.

For all synch licensing inquiries, please contact synch@k7.com. Most songs clearable within 48 hours.

!K7 Music Sync Reel 2017 from K7 Records on Vimeo.

!K7 also offers clearance services for compilations on your behalf. Please send any compilation clearance inquiries to licensing@k7.com.

 

DIGITAL MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

!K7 Music is looking for an experienced digital marketing and social media professional to help direct and implement robust online marketing strategies across multiple in-house artist and label projects.

Candidates will need to be closely familiar with the components of successful music marketing campaigns, including social media presence, press results, online advertising, viral content spread, and performance metrics. Also important is an in-depth knowledge of the brands, labels and artists you’ll be representing, including !K7, DJ-Kicks and Strut, and management clients such as Mykki Blanco and Tricky. You will work closely with the marketing team and project managers based out of the Berlin, New York and London offices.

Place of employment: London or Berlin

Part-time (3 days a week)

Fluent English language skills necessary.

Please send your application/CV to jobs@k7.com

 
Necessary Skills:
• Experience working on music promotional campaigns, specifically having to do with online presence and social media planning.
• Close familiarity with inner workings of most major social media outlets and music portals online (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Tumblr, etc.)
• Online advertising experience (Facebook advertising, Google adwords, Instagram, banner ads)
• Competent visual / graphic design / video editing skills. Some creation of images / artwork will be required, so skill with Photoshop / Illustrator / Final Cut or similar is necessary.
• Light HTML / coding abilities. No heavy backend coding expected, but need to be comfortable with WordPress, hyperlinks, image code, text tags, etc.
• Experience in implementation and management of effective CRM systems and processes to increase D2C business
• General interest / excitement for emerging technology and web culture. We’re looking for people who are ahead of the curve as far as picking up on new technology and trends, and who are well acquainted with online communication and etiquette.
• Creativity and confidence of voice. The position will require you to suggest copy for artists and labels, and to engage in creative planning for individual posts and whole campaigns.

 
Position Responsibilities To Include:
• Interfacing with marketing team, project managers, artist managers and artists to ensure that best practices are being implemented via online and social outlets.
• Campaign planning and input for marketing team – contributing creative and strategic plans to build channels and engagement
• Content generation and scheduling across in-house label and artist campaigns: updating blogs and websites; writing copy for newsletters; drafting social media posts and regular updates of labels’ social media accounts
• Interaction with fans and customers via social platforms
• Tracking and performance metrics: providing in-depth insight into growth across social channels and using this to build strategy
• CRM development and management: producing copy, subscription rate insight and incentives; website updates; managing and expanding databases and evolving overall D2C strategy, initiatives and growth

 

Internships

 
!K7 is regularly looking for interns to join us at our offices. Please use jobs@k7.com if you are interested.

We require:
• self-motivation, organisational skills & ability to work autonomously, as well as in a team
• good English skills
• basic knowledge of common office applications
• strong interest in music and the music industry

We offer:
• deep insight to the fast paced, exciting (digital) music business
• working with a wide range of musical genres & labels in an international team
• freedom to work on new structures and shape your work environment
• great coffee

 

(Studenten-) Job Buchhaltung

Unsere Buchhaltung sucht Verstärkung ab sofort für die nächsten 2 Monate, gerne Semesterferienjob oder auf Midijob Basis.
Aufgaben sind:

• Verarbeiten von Eingangsrechungen
• Arbeiten in der Warenwirtschaft
• Excel Tasks

Umfang: bis 20 Std. Woche
Excel Kenntnisse von Vorteil
Wir bieten Einblicke in ein modernes Musikunternehmen, ein junges Team, flache Hierarchien, viel Spass und Musik.
Bitte melde dich unter jobs@k7.com

 

Internship Licensing Berlin

The internship includes tasks in the following areas:
• licensing of !K7 repertoire for external compilations
• research
• negotiating of terms and conditions
• dealing with contracts
• content management
• processing of royalty statements
• registration of !K7 repertoire with collecting societies

Start date: September 2017
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only
Please send a mail with all necessary documents to jobs@k7.com

 

Internship Distribution & Logistics Berlin

The internship includes tasks in the following areas
• product setup of digital and physical products (metadata, audio, artwork)
• processing distributors orders, backorder report, communication with distributors
• intermediate between warehouse, plant and distributors
• booking manufacturing orders
• stock control
• warehouse management
• sales imports
• handling shipments / arranging pickups
• creating sales reports for internal use
• invoicing / proformas
• promo mail outs

Start date: August 2017
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only
Please send a mail with all necessary documents to jobs@k7.com

 

Internship Digital Distribution Berlin

The internship includes tasks in the following areas
• support in all aspects of the digital distribution chain, from setup, promotion & marketing to reporting
• supporting the Label Services department, b2b communication between labels, label managers and digital outlets
• content management
• help set up & monitor global marketing campaigns
• creation / management of artists and product Information
• knowledge of digital music platforms is a plus

Start date: December 2017
Duration: 6 months, full time, as part of your studies only
Please send a mail with all necessary documents to jobs@k7.com

 
 

 

DEMO POLICY

Hello, if you have music which you think might fit !K7, please contact us via the form. Also please tell us something about yourself, how we can contact you and why you think your music is special. Please acknowlegde that we can’t reply to everyone. We will get it touch if we think we should work together. Thank you! !K7

!K7 Records GmbH

Berlin head office:
Gerichtstr. 35
13347 Berlin
Germany
p: +49 (0) 30 469 05 05 – 0
f: +49 (0) 30 469 05 05 – 19

!K7 New York:
55 Washington Street
Suite 734
Brooklyn, NY 11201
USA
p: +1 718 722 99 35 – 12
f: +1 718 722 99 39

!K7 London:
217, Chester House
Kennington Park
1-3 Brixton Road
SW9 6DE, London
UK
p: +44 208 985 0122