The label’s first release will be the brand new single by hotly-tipped London band M O S E S.
Propaganda is the UK’s biggest indie club night, with twenty weekly nights across the UK, as well as in Australia, America and Brazil. Every week over 20,000 people attend the nights across the UK, totalling to the size of a festival every single week. Ed Sheeran, James Corden, Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Two Door Cinema Club and Catfish & The Bottlemen have all played live or DJed at Propaganda.
Autonomy Music Group was created by Richard Engler and David Rowell, and recently celebrated its tenth birthday. The company were pioneers of label services, and now represent artists from around the world. As managers they put Feeder back in the top 10 last year, and have also been crucial to the early success of Communion Records.
Propaganda was launched fifteen years ago by DJ Dan (Dan Ickowitz-Seidler) at the age of twenty in Bristol. Dan comments “I have known Richard and David for a number of years. We have been discussing Propaganda Records for a long time and I could not have wished for better partners in this really exciting project. I’m thrilled to be working together on it.”
Richard comments : “We are so excited. Propaganda have a loyal fanbase and between us we’re finding great new talent and exposing it to a ready audience. Just like Factory Records had the Hacienda – what could possibly go wrong?”
As part of each release, the labels’ signings will play a full live tour at Propaganda nights across the country. The first of these kick off on June 9th as M O S E S head out to play five nights across the UK.
Limited edition vinyl of each single release will also be produced, many of which will be given away at the Propaganda nights, ensuring the new label will provide a revolutionary launch platform for new bands, getting them in front of a guaranteed and relevant audience.
PROPAGANDA TOUR DATES (featuring M O S E S)
June 9th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
June 17th – Bristol, The Fleece
June 23rd – Edinburgh, Liquid Room
June 30th – Norwich, The Waterfront
July 1st – London, Camden Electric Ballroom