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About Us is the business to business website for Demon Music Group (DMG), the UK's largest independent record company, DMG markets a back catalogue that reads like a who's who of the last 50 years of music with artists as varied as Al Green, Ian Dury and T Rex and diverse catalogues including Ace Mississippi, Hi, Philadelphia International, Amazon Records & Trax (Chicago. The website also includes representation rights for 3rd party independents including Just Music and Lovecat Records (NY) enabling us to offer a wide range of genres, with styles ranging from Latin and Blues to Drum & Bass and Hard Rock.


2012 sees the long awaited release of “The Hipsters” – the first studio album for 11 years by multi platinum selling band Deacon Blue.  This marks the 25th anniversary since their debut album “Raintown” entered the UK charts.  In total Deacon Blue have accumulated 6 million album sales, 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No 1. albums.  The new album features a collection of finely tuned songs.  Here’s a link to watch the new video for the first single – “The Hipsters”, and an interview with the band.

Joe Smooth Catalogue Joe Smooth Catalogue

Demon Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive deal to represent the Joe Smooth catalogue. Including the classic album and hit record "Promised Land, this is an iconic recording in the history of dance music. Take a listen to the track here search for the artists on the left of this page.

Belinda Carlisle

BELINDA CARLISLE catalogue deal

Demon Music are proud to announce a long term deal to represent the licensing rights for the Belinda Carlisle back catalogue.  The catalogue contains 4 Top 10 studio albums includding the Worldwide hits "Heaven is A Place on Earth", "Circle in the Sand", "Leave A Light On", "We Want The Same Thing" and "I Get Weak". 

Demon sign deal with Tabu Records Tabu Records

Demon Records are proud to announce a deal to represent the licensing rights of the Tabu Records catalogue. Founded by industry legend Clarence Avant in the late 1970s the label was the home of early 1980s R&B including the marquee acts S.O.S. Band, Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle. Technically advanced and sparkling US foul funk, it heralded the arrival of the producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – under their guise as Flyte Tyme Productions. The sound was so influential that Robert Palmer covered Cherelle’s “I Didn’t Mean To Turn you On” and Beats International had a UK No 1 with their cover of S.O.S. Bands “Just Be Good To Me”. Highlight hits include “Criticize”, “Fake” and “Saturday Love”, have a listen at our Tabu page by following this link...


Demon Music Group are proud to announce the signing of an exclusive Worldwide catalogue deal for 3 studio albums by Saxon.  Saxon burst onto the scene as front runners of the new wave of British Heavy Metal, and the deal includes the classice albums "Dogs of War", "Forever Free" and "Balls of Fire".


Traxbox features the first 75 releases (both A and B sides) from the ultimate Chicago House record label - Trax Records.  Extensively remastered to highlight all the fun and funkiness of those original releases, but still keeping that dangerous thrilling edge.   It features classics from the House Music canon including Frankie Knuckles "Your Love, Mr lee "Pump Up Chicago", Marshall jefferson "Houe Music Anthem"  and the seminal Mr Fingers "Can You Feel It".

The Beat

Demon Music Group is proud to announce a licensing deal with The Beat, to reissue the 3 classic pop albums “I Just Can’t Stop It”, “Wha’ppen” and “Special Beat Service . The band were formed in Birmingham in the late 70’s and with their infectious mix of reggae, pop, soul, punk and ska – went on to have 12 hit singles, and 3 Gold and Platinum albums.    The hits included in this catalogue include “Too nice To Talk To”, “Stand Down Margaret”, “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “Ranking Full Stop”. 

Status Quo Status Quo

Demon Music are pleased to announce the signing of two previously released Status Quo albums, "In Search of the Fourth Chord" and "Quid Pro Quo".  They recently began an extensive 18 month tour and erelased their first fim "Bula Quo".

Demon Music Group agree deal with Xtravaganza

Xtravaganza has been one of the labels shaping the trance music scene as we know it today and is responsible for chart hits such as Public Domain’s ‘Operation Blade (Bass In The Place)’, Agnelli & Nelson’s ‘Everyday’ and Voodoo & Serano’s ‘Blood Is Pumping’. With tracks from the likes of Airscape, Balearic Bill and Eye To Eye backing them up this is another great addition to the Demon catalogue.

Jim Croce - Original Albums Plus Jim Croce - Original Albums Plus

The new Jim Croce package takes in the three US certified Gold albums ‘You Don’t Mess Around With Jim’, ‘Life And Times’ and ‘I Got A Name’ a well as including a selection of 16 additional bonus tracks. Featuring the No. 1 hits ‘Time In A Bottle’, ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’ and the posthumous No. 1 ‘I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song’.

SUGAR - Copper Blue

Demon Music Group is proud to announce a licensing deal for the  Sugar/ Bob Mould catalogue.The catalogue of the nineties American alt-rock band includes the iconic album Copper Blue, which sold over 300,000 copies and was NME’s  1992 album of the year. That and the other albums in the catalogue, including Beaster and File Under Easy Listening, were all top ten chart successes. Mould’s first band, Husker Du, had a huge impact on the last two decades of modern rock, with bands such as the Pixies and Nirvana, through to Green Day and Daft Punk all citing the band as a huge influence on their musical careers.

The Ukuleles launch album with Radio Five DJ Nicky Campbell The Ukuleles launch album with guest Radio 5 DJ Nicky Campbell

BBC DJ Nicky Campbell joined the Ukuleles on stage as they launched their self-titled debut album.  Martha and Logan wre joined by the Radio 5 breakfast DJ @ London’s Musicroom store on Denmark Street.  ‘The Ukuleles’ is  released on August 27  and features ukulele workings of old and new songs including jessie J’s  ‘Price Tag’, Mumford and Sons ‘The Cave’ and the classic ‘Over the Rainbow. Watch the Ukuleles album sampler music video below.

Blab Happy Blab Happy

Blab Happy were a British indie band from Leicester formed in 1987, comprising Mick McCarthy, Jon Dennis, Tony Owen and Jeremy Clay. After two EPs released on their own Wisdom label won airplay on John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show, and enthusiastic reviews in New Musical Express, Sounds and Melody Maker, they were signed to the Demon label F-Beat, for whom they released 2 albums, 1991's Boat and 1993's Smothered. Boat, Smothered, Blinding (EP) and the single Down are now available to download

Marianne Faithfull On BBC 6 Music Marianne Faithfull On BBC 6 Music

Iconic singer Marianne Faithfull presents a series of four shows on BBC 6 Music’s ‘A Month of Sundays’. In a career spanning five decades Marianne had released 19 studio albums including Demon’s own ‘Rich Kid Blues’. You can follow the link to the 6 Music site or take a listen to the tracks from ‘Rich Kid Blues’ on our Marianne Faithfull page

Justin Fletcher - Hand's Up Justin Fletcher - Hand's Up

Justin Fletcher - Hand's Up

The brand new single ‘Hands Up’ from the most popular performer on children’s TV. We have the original  recording and an instrumental version available for licensing.

Justin Fletcher has been involved in many of the biggest kids TV shows over recent years including Tweenies, Timmy Time, Fun Song Factory and Shaun The Sheep, as well as starring as himself in shows ‘Something Special’, ‘Tikkabilla’, ‘Higgledy House’ and ‘Gigglebiz’.

Justin’s House (his new CBeebies show) launched on Saturday 8th October, and the viewing figures across the 1st weekend were 2.5 million in total.  The single is released on the 20th November 2011.

You can hear the tracks by searching for Justin in the Artist section on the right of this page.

Great Movie Musicals Great Movie Musicals

A great selection of tracks from the Musicals have been added to Demon Music Group’s catalogue. You can now license classics such as Over The Rainbow, Singin’ In The Rain, That’s Entertainment and many many more from the all of the greats. Get in touch if you would like to use any tracks from the musicals over the years.

Ike & Tina Turner Ike & Tina Turner

Spanning sixteen years together as a recording group, Ike & Tina Turners’ repertoire includes Rock & Roll, Soul, Blues and Funk. They are known for their wild and entertaining dance shows and especially for their scintillating cover of "Proud Mary", for which they won a Grammy Award. The duo were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. Take a listen to Ike & Tina Turner’s Greatest Hits by selecting them in the Artists section of the site. Their Greatest Hits volumes 1, 2 & 3 are available to license now.

Demon Music Group Presents...Sure Shot Demon Music Group Presents...Sure Shot

Take a listen to Sure Shot from the FattjointZ label by clicking Artists on the left of this page and searching for Sure Shot. Demon Music Group are pleased to be able to offer both master and publishing clearances on these tracks, whatever your project. Take a look at the Mentos 'High Rider' ad featuring one of FattjointZ artists at

Coolio – Greatest Hits Coolio – Greatest Hits

Coolio’s Greatest Hits are now available for license from Demon Music Group. To hear the tracks click Artists on the left of this page and search for Coolio. You can now hear the new versions of these tracks controlled exclusively by Demon Music Group.

Barry Leng

Demon are delighted to be representing the work of producer Barry Leng. Including the hits ‘Arms Of Loren’ by E’Voke and the UK No.3 hit ‘Run To You’ by Rage, we here at Demon are really excited to represent this fantastic catalogue.

Average White Band Tour 2011 Average White Band Tour 2011

Average White Band kick off their 32 date 2011 tour at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, England on August 25th before moving on to Scotland between 2nd and 4th September and then on to the USA from 15th September to 19th November. Widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music Average White Band continue to record and tour around the world to ongoing critical and audience acclaim.


Demon Music Group are proud to announce a deal to represent the catalogue of the Mercury Prize winners - SUEDE.  This includes a complete reissue package of the 5 original studio albums in June 2011 with extra demo versions and some unreleased songs.  The band recently completed their biggest ever indoor arena date with their hugely successful gig  @ the O2 arena, and the band are keen to carry on in 2011.  Watch this space!


Demon Music Group have agreed a deal with Dharma Records to represent their catalogue.  This gives us the rights to hits by I Monster, Helicopter Girl, Addis Black Widow, Roddy Frame, Opera Babes, Punjabi MC and a number of other titles.  For any licensing enquiries or a sampler please contact glen.d'


Formed in 1971, the Scottish soul artists Average White Band were the equal of any of their spiritual cousins across the Atlantic, with a stew of horns, popping bass and heartfelt vocals.  The compilation “Let’s Go Round Again” features the choicest cuts from the glory years including “You Got It”, “Person to Person”, “Queen of My Soul” and “Pick Up the Pieces”.  Still performing to this day, the band’s stock still remains high.  This is a grade A funk collection, and it’s a timely reminder of how great soul can come from anywhere in the World.  Listen out for a sample of the classic track “Overture” in a new recording called “Oh My” by Island Def Jam artist “Redman” on his newly released 7th solo album “Reggie”.


Demon are proud to announce a license agreement to represent the catalogue of Leo Sayer, one of the UK's most successful singer-songwriters.  He has amassed a number of global hits including the transatlantic No 1 hits "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and "When I Need You". 


Demon are proud to announce a long license agreement to represent the catalogue of Janis Ian for Europe.  There are 14 albums from the highly successful singer songwriter who is still recording to this day. The repertoire includes the grammy award winning "At Seventeen", and international hits "Fly Too High" and "Love is Blind".



From the humble beginnings of the smallest venues to Top of the Pops and many other top T.V. appearances.  From Soul to Reggae, and back again, the ‘Notes have definitely been up and down the musical scale.


‘You’re Never Too Young’, originally released by the ‘Abstract Dance’ label, became the foundation of what we now know today as the British ‘Street Soul’ scene.  Becoming an underground smash and the biggest club hit in the spring/summer of 1984, ‘You’re Never Too Young’ put the Cool-Notes on the musical map and just fell short of the Top 40 at #42, completely without marketing and advertising.  Their follow-up singles ‘Spend The Night’ and ‘In Your Car’ cemented their position as one of the hottest Street Soul bands around, both charting in the UK Top 20


Demon are pleased to announce a long-term, all rights exclusive worldwide catalogue representation deal.


Coming soon on Demon Music Group's Edsel label  -  the remastered Mike Nesmith recordings.  8 albums originally released on the Pacific Arts label, including the worldwide hit "Rio".  On the heels of "Rio's" chart success, Nesmith produced it's filmed accompaniment, and in the process helped set a precedent for modern day music videos.  Whilst appearing in Australia, he noted an interest in Top 40 TV shows that played video clips of performing artists.  Back in the US, Nesmith put together a 30 minute prototype Top 40 show called "Popclips".  Ultimately Nesmith sold both the show and the concept to Warner Amex and "Popclips" was reborn as the behemoth we now know as MTV.


Demon Music Group are proud to announce the release of the remastered Ian Gillan recordings, consisting of his output during the 70s and 80s as the Ian Gillan Band & Gillan.  Ian Gillan was a member of Deep Purple from 1969 through 1973, appearing on the classic Deep Purple albums such as Fireball and Machine Head. During these years, he also portrayed Jesus Christ in the original version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar.After leaving Deep Purple, Gillan formed the Ian Gillan Band, and their initial sound had a distinct jazz-rock aspect, however this evolved into a more high powered hard rock sound as Gillan reformed the lineup and shortened the group's name to Gillan. With the release of Mr. Universe Ian Gillan was back in the UK charts and through several more lineup changes released a string of hit singles and successful albums including Glory Road, Future Shock, Double Trouble, and finally Magic.

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