Open main menu

PIAS Cooperative

  (Redirected from Cooperative Music)

[PIAS] Cooperative, formerly Cooperative Music, often referred to as Co-Op, is a group of indie labels based in the UK but that have offices around the world, owned by [PIAS].

[PIAS] Cooperative
Parent companyPIAS Group
Founded2005 (2005)
Country of originUnited Kingdom

Through their partner labels [PIAS] Cooperative work with artists like iamamiwhoami, Phoenix, Bloc Party, The Knife, Fleet Foxes, Prinzhorn Dance School, Citizens!, Interpol, The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons.


In April 2005, Cooperative Music was set up by the V2 Music Group as a transnational marketing and distribution operation which licenses independent labels, as opposed to individual artist companies which is the standard industry practice, for release in Europe, Australia and Japan. This in-house licensing division has an exclusive international marketing team with representation in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia and Japan.

In February 2013 [PIAS] acquired Co-Op from Universal Music Group.[1]

Partner labelsEdit


  1. ^ "Confirmed: Universal sells Co-Op - and racks up £530m from EMI asset sales", Music Week (Wednesday, Feb 27th 2013 at 5:41PM). Retrieved 7-10-2018.

External linksEdit