Snapper Music is an independent music and DVD producer based in London.
We control a portfolio of record labels including two front-line imprints releasing new recordings; Peaceville, the long-established metal label and Kscope, featuring post-progressive sounds. These are supported by alternative frontline label Madfish plus catalogue labels such as Recall, Complete Blues, Complete Rock ’n’ Roll, International Artists Records and distribution for Europe of the legendary Charly Records. The majority of the catalogue comprises music CDs but there are also ranges of music DVDs.
The label started in 1996 with an early emphasis on the acquisition of recording catalogues which included those of WASP, Ozric Tentacles and The Pretty Things, and the recording of new material by established artists such as Peter Green. These were later supplemented by recordings from bands such as Porcupine Tree, and Cradle of Filth who would later go on to influence the company to present day. In 2000 the group added two of its key labels, Peaceville Records, with bands such as Opeth, Darkthrone, Katatonia and My Dying Bride, and the link with Charly Records, representing classic acts like Curtis Mayfield, 13th Floor Elevators and Gong. After achieving success with prog rock acts, we launched the Kscope label in 2008 as a home for post-progressive music.
We operate on an international basis with distributors in all major territories and alongside a strong digital presence remain committed to physical product in appealing and innovative packaging. Our success derives from our unique combination of new recordings and strong catalogue activity, a well established international setup and a concentration on a limited number of musical genres notably metal, art rock and blues. In addition to this we benefit from a successful synch licencing business having placed many of our recordings in big Hollywood films including Meet The Fockers, RocknRolla, Yes Man, & Marley & Me plus TV productions such as South Park & The Simpsons.
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Kscope was created in May 2008 to provide a home for the growing post-progressive genre and an evolving, flexible and adventurous style of music without boundaries.
The ever growing catalogue already includes new releases from The Pineapple Thief, No-Man, Anathema, Richard Barbieri, Nosound, Lunatic Soul, Steven Wilson, Engineers and Anekdoten.
Peaceville Records is a British independent heavy metal-oriented record label.
The label was founded in 1987, in Cleckheaton, England and has now been releasing underground classics for over 20 years from acts including Darkthrone, My Dying Bride, Katatonia, Opeth, Bloodbath, Anathema, Gallhammer, Madder Mortem, Novembre, Paradise Lost, Aura Noir, Autopsy, At The Gates and many more.
For over 30 years Charly Records has been one of the world's leading independent re-issue companies.
Charly brings the best of blues, jazz, funk, rock'n'roll, rockabilly, soul, reggae, rock, gospel and much more from legendary labels including Sun, Vee-Jay, Fire & Fury, Jazz Actuel and International Artists.
International Artists Records
One of the most influential independent record companies of its day, International Artists has gained cult status over the years, particularly amongst fans of prime American psychedelic and garage rock.
Alternative frontline imprint featuring releases from The Holloways, Arthur Lee & Love, Ozric Tentacles & rock and roll legends The Pretty Things.
Definitive budget-priced albums and boxsets from original blues artists.
“A dazzling, comprehensive story of the blues…the most-user friendly compendium on the market." Uncut
Complete Rock 'n' Roll
A series of budget-priced albums from classic rock’n’roll stars.
Striking artwork, comprehensive sleeve notes and original recordings.
Includes titles from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent & Barbara Pittman
A range of budget-priced albums from original blues, country and rock’n’roll artists exploring the roots of some of the biggest artists, past and present.
Remastered and presented in digipack format, with twelve-page booklets and comprehensive notes.
Europe’s premier 2CD mid-price re-issue label featuring
single artist compilations covering all genres of music.