Piranha Records & Publishing


Piranha Records & Publishing

The Piranha may be a small fish, but it makes its presence felt. As an independent label that publishes and releases music, Piranha may not be able to swallow the sharks, yet it can easily bypass them by presenting extraordinary sounds, with a repertoire ranging from traditional to tradi-modern, from classical to hip hop and electro. Recording in spaces not confined to just studios but also on mountains, in deserts or the street, is part of the label’s history as much as, destinations from Maputo to Havana, Cairo to Belgrade, New York to Berlin-Kreuzberg. Produced by Ben Mandelson, Colin Bass, Frank London and others we released over 150 albums to date, with new sounds and artists from the global underground. Some of our main recording artists include Ali Hassan Kuban, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Stella Chiweshe, The Klezmatics […]

The Piranha Publishing catalogue includes more than 1,200 titles from Africa, of Gypsy & Balkan origin, the Jewish world and more: Some of our foremost authors are Boban and Marko Markovic, Boris Kovac, Frank London, Mario Lucio, Maurice El Medioni, Mulatu Astatke, Wazimbo, to name a few.

If you want to present your music to Piranha Records & Publishing, you should know ...

… that we like modern traditions by artists with a global outreach and an active live career.

…that the best way to share your work is to send your portfolio to us via email to records@piranha-arts.com. Please include your artist biography, photos and videos, your latest live activities, some media reviews and various web links including Spotify, Soundcloud, Facebook and/or YouTube.

… that the central commitment of our label is to protect and serve your copyrights as your publisher. Releasing your record in-house is not a pre- condition, we can also protect your copyrights if you are under another label or a DIY release.

… that we are a small team that receives many proposals, thus we are unable to take follow-up calls or send back any materials.

In case we like your music and see a chance to work together we will contact you.

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