364-366 Kensington High St
Fiction Records was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry. In the early nineties the label was bought by Polydor where it lay effectively dormant for a decade apart from the occasional Cure release. In 1992 the imprint achieved its first #1 record in The Cure's album Wish, which reached the top of the charts in the United Kingdom.
In January 2004 Joe Munns, Paul Smernicki and Jim Chancellor decided to revive Fiction to "give Polydor a bit more of a guitar stronghold", as their roster then consisted mostly of pop acts. The first release on the "new" Fiction was the Snow Patrol single "Run", which entered the UK chart at #5. The subsequent Snow Patrol album Final Straw has since gone on to sell over 2 million copies around the world.
The current Fiction stable includes Crystal Castles, elbow, Ian Brown, Jamie N Commons, Kaiser Chiefs, Kate Boy, Last Dinosaurs, Nick Mulvey, The Maccabees, The Naked and Famous, Seasick Steve, Snow Patrol, Spector, Tired Pony, White Lies and Willy Mason.
Unfortunately we are not taking any placements in Fiction at the moment. The best place to start is the careers/placements section on www.umusic.com. It might also be worth talking to agencies like Handle and MusicMarket, who place staff in temporary positions across the industry.
Record Of The Day is a useful site for keeping in touch with industry news, and they have a jobs section for all sectors too.
Please feel free to email your CV to Universal HR Department.
Hope this helps - good luck.
You can post demos to Fiction A&R, Fiction Records, 364-366 Kensington High Street, London, W14 8NS. Or, you can send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the A&R team have any questions they will get in touch directly. Please don't email mp3 attachments, they will be automatically deleted due to the volume received!
Charlotte Thomas email@example.com can advise regarding licensing tracks from the Fiction catalogue.
As I'm sure you can imagine we get far more charity requests than we can help, so we are working with one at a time (our current charity is Calm, which supports young men at risk of suicide). All our artists also support their own choice of charity - check their websites for more information.
We cannot give any permissions for non-commissioned remixes to be distributed or sold. All remixes are commissioned by the management or A&R.
Please contact the Polydor press assistant firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to internal press distribution lists for Kate Nash, Snow Patrol, Ian Brown, Tv On The Radio, Athlete, Alice Gold, The Duke Spirit, Yuksek, The Naked And Famous and The Maccabees.
Some of our artists press is handled by external publicists -
for elbow please contact email@example.com,
for White Lies firstname.lastname@example.org,
for The Bees Adrian@darlinguk.com,
for Crystal Castles Ruth@toastpress.com,
for Spector email@example.com,
for 2:54 firstname.lastname@example.org,
for Kaiser Chiefs email@example.com.
To put your business forward to supply Universal companies, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
To book our artists for live shows please contact their respective agents:
The Maccabees - Charlie Myatt at 13 Artists email@example.com 01273 601 355
Elbow - Xray Touring firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7749 3500 asst Jo biddicombe
Kate Nash - Angus Baskerville @ 13 Artists email@example.com 01273 626 854
Filthy Dukes - James Whitting at Coda Agency James@CodaAgency.com 020 7456 8888
Yuksek - Tom Schroeder at Coda Agency Tom@CodaAgency.com 020 7456 8888
White Lies - Paul Bolton at Xray Touring Paul@xraytouring.com 020 7749 3500
Ian Brown - Charlie Myatt and Lola Holling at 13 Artists firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 626 854
Athlete - Charlie Myatt and Lola Holling at 13 Artists email@example.com 01273 626 854
Matthew P -Xray Touring Loretta@xraytouring.com 020 7749 3500
Alice Gold - Xray Touring firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7749 3500
The Bees - David Levy (Asst: Karey Fisher & Brendan Long) 103 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1DD email@example.com 0207-534-6947
Kaiser Chiefs firstname.lastname@example.org
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