So much more than a digital music company

Gladio Hera
Channel Manager
Gladio Hera

Our mission is to best serve recording artists and labels at each stage of their development in the digital world. Our passionate local teams of digital music experts advise, distribute and promote artists and labels around the world.

We are driven by five convictions:

  • Each artist is different

    From new to established to top artists, we rely on people, technology and digital expertise to build solutions best adapted to each artist and label. From TuneCore to Believe Label & Artist Solutions to NuclearBlast, GrooveAttack, AllPoints or KithLabo, our portfolio of brands brings solutions to artists and labels at all levels of development, in all geographies and across all genres of music.

  • Serve local independent artists first

    We focus on developing local artists in their local communities first. Music is first and foremost about local communities listening to artists singing in their language shaping local culture with their music. Our aim is to work with artists and labels to first develop them in their region, focusing on maintaining their independence.

  • "Digital music" means "digital artist development"

    We believe that "digital music audiences" mean "digital artist development". Since our creation, we have striven to leverage our global technology platform, data and our relationships with key local and global digital partners to build the leading artist development platform for the digital world. Artist careers are simply not developed in the same way in the traditional world and in the digital world.

  • Build your trust through our core values

    We aim to develop our artists with respect, fairness and transparency. These values are the foundation of the trust relationships we aim to established with our artists and labels, our partners, our employees and more generally all our stakeholders. We integrate them in all aspects of our business from establishing simple and fair contracts with artists, transparent royalty statements, protecting their data privacy or their freedom of expression, in diversity, gender equality and inclusion.

    We would not exist without the trust of our people and that of our artists and labels.

  • Partner closely with digital platforms

    We develop artists by helping them reach and engage with audiences. Digital platforms are aggregating the largest audiences. Each day we seek to bolster relations with leading local and global music, gaming and social media and entertainment platforms. These collaborations enable us to access exclusive features, advanced analytics, financial or promotional benefits for the benefit of our artists and labels. Achieving this preferred partner status help us champion our clients at a grassroots level.

Growing together
  • 2005
    Denis Ladegaillerie Crédit Anis Martin - Cocarde.co
    Formation

    Believe is co-founded by Denis Ladegaillerie, Arnaud Chiaramonti and Nicolas Laclias. A vision to help artists build and grow their careers through music technology and services.
    Believe delivers first albums to download stores.

  • 2007
    MCSOOLAAR
    Expansion

    Believe expands across Europe, launching our first web tools for artists and labels. Established French artists like MC Solaar join Believe. Soko becomes first Believe artist to enter European charts.

  • 2010
    Believe Backstage
    Backstage

    Believe launches Backstage: a unique interface for artists and labels to manage, promote and monitor their catalog.

  • 2012
    Believe Digital Studios
    Video

    Believe leads the way in the music industry by creating a video department which purpose is supporting artists to maximize the potential of their music videos and build their fan base.

  • 2015
    TuneCore Timeline
    TuneCore

    Believe acquires TuneCore: supporting DIY artists, access to a wider digital distribution network with more tools and services to get their music out to the world.

  • 2016
    DataMusic Logo
    DataMusic

    Believe launches DataMusic analytics: in-depth stats across streaming and downloads for artists and labels to improve audience targeting and channel management. Believe acquires French label naïve and Italian distributor Made In Etaly. 

  • 2018
    Nuclear Blast Timeline
    Artist Services & Development

    Believe launches its Artist Services & Development division We acquire German indie record labels Nuclear Blast, Groove Attack and take a stake in French music label Tôt ou Tard, enriching our roster of artists.

  • 2020
    Ircam Amplify
    To infinity and beyond

    Partnership with Ircam Amplify in France. Believe acquires playlists and label services startup SoundsGood and Turkey’s DMC record label. Believe launches new Artist Services & Development imprints and has almost 1200 employees in 45 countries.

Our leadership team
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      Denis Ladegaillerie
      Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
      Xavier Dumont
      Xavier Dumont
      Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
      Isabelle Andres
      Isabelle Andres
      Chief Product & Operations Officer
      Sandrine Bossard
      Sandrine Bossard
      Chief People Officer
      Ségolène Moreau_09.21
      Ségolène Moreau
      Chief Communications Officer
      Solange Viegas
      Solange Viegas dos Reis
      Chief Legal Officer
      Anne Adamo
      Anne Adamo
      Group Financial Control Director
      Andreea Gleeson 2021
      Andreea Gleeson
      Chief Executive Officer, TuneCore
      Romain Becker
      Romain Becker
      President, Label & Artist Solutions
      Elsa Bahamonde
      Elsa Bahamonde Bourgain
      Global Head of Artist Services
      Laurent Taupin
      Laurent Taupin
      Chief Creative Technology Officer
      Gideon Mountford
      Gideon Mountford
      Global Head of Digital Retail
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      Alejandra Olea
      Alejandra Olea
      Regional Managing Director Americas
      Viktoria
      Viktoria Siniavskaia
      Regional Managing Director Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META)
      Sylvain Delange
      Sylvain Delange
      Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific (APAC)
      Matt Barrington
      Matt Barrington
      Chief Operations Officer, TuneCore
      Luca Daher
      Luca Daher
      Managing Director Italy
      Thorsten Freese
      Thorsten Freese
      Managing Director Germany
      Vivek Raina
      Vivek Raina
      Managing Director India
      Romain Vivien
      Romain Vivien
      Managing Director France
      Stan Yu
      Stan Yu
      Managing Director Greater China