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FUGA partners with Record Makers; continues expansion in France & Belgium

June 17, 2024 by Team Downtown

Dorothee Imhoff (Wide)

June 18th 2024 - Downtown-owned, B2B distributor FUGA has announced a new partnership with acclaimed Paris-based independent label, Record Makers. The company also announces a partnership with Potion Records, the label founded by DJ and producer, The Magician.

Record Makers, whose exceptional roster of artists includes Sébastien Tellier, Kavinsky, and Dita Von Teese will utilize FUGA’s multi-award-nominated services in a wide-ranging global distribution and marketing deal. The new partnership will also include expanded services across the distributor’s marketing strategy and digital accounts offering, as well as sync.

Record Makers was originally founded in Paris in 2000 with the purpose of releasing Air’s soundtrack for Sofia Coppola’s 1999 film The Virgin Suicides. A decade later, Kavinsky lent his track ‘Nightcall’ to Nicolas Winding Refn’s critically acclaimed film ‘Drive’ which became a global hit. Alongside renowned film scores, the label has garnered a reputation for artist development and strategy, bringing together lesser-known artists with household names, including Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk), John Carpenter, Arthur Verocai, MGMT, The Weeknd, MF DOOM and more. 

Record Makers boasts an impressive catalog of global hit releases that also includes ’La Ritournelle’ by Sébastien Tellier and ‘Beige 70’ by the late Cola Boyy, with the label set to reveal new music from Blasé, Alexander Dexter Jones, Cola Boyy and Sofie Royer in the near future.

Marc Teissier du Cros, Co-founder of Record Makers has said, " Partnering with FUGA starts a new phase for Record Makers. A distributor with a strong worldwide network and who is ahead of its time is what the label needs to be able to showcase its catalog, as well as the new talents from everywhere that we represent "

FUGA has also announced a new global distribution and marketing partnership with Potion Records, an independent label founded in 2014 by chart-topping Belgian producer and DJ, The Magician. Managed by Paris-based entertainment company, Unity Group, Potion Records will be utilizing FUGA’s marketing strategy and digital accounts offering as well as sync and licensing services across its catalog, which includes The Magician’s global hit, ‘Sunlight’.

Stephen Fasano, a.k.a The Magician, has released a raft of cult classics across his prolific career, including his remix of Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’ in 2011 which sits at over 500M streams on Spotify, the gold-certified single, ‘Shy’ and chart-topping single ‘Sunlight’ which featured vocals from Years & Years lead singer, Olly Alexander and achieved top ten chart status in the UK, Europe and Australia. Creating Potion Records in 2014 to release his own music, Fasano’s label has also become home to artists including The Aston Shuffle, Soda State and Aevion.

Downtown has continued to expand in the region over the last few years, with Downtown Music Publishing signing a global administration and services deal with legendary French artists AIR in 2021, which included the duo’s classic second album Moon Safari. More recently, Downtown Music Publishing entered into global agreements with renowned French Touch artists Étienne de Crécy and Boombass, the latter being one-half of acclaimed duo, Cassius. 

Dorothée Imhoff, Chief Commercial Officer of FUGA comments, We are very proud to be the chosen distribution partner for some of the most renowned labels in the French region who have a proven and longstanding history of excellence. We look forward to working closely with both Record Makers and Potion Records’ teams and maximizing the reach of their music globally.’