Back to 2013: After working in the music business for a long time, the German-French Raphaël Beck used his passion and experience to establish his very own label – this was the beginning of DARKTUNES MUSIC GROUP! Since then, we have stood for values like honesty, transparency, and fairness, and provide various dark, metal, and rock bands with a haven, as well as a home. Our home is ruled by the same principles of a real family; we believe that, together, we can accomplish anything! Our team works closely with artists, and we believe in developing solutions and concepts by close cooperation. Creativity, therefore, isn’t limited to the borders of the band itself, but also flows amongst our artists. Our experienced musicians also cooperate with newcomers as they work to develop their individual sound.
Experience and diversity – all united in one:
Our CEO has worked in the music industry for more than ten years, and has degrees in Music Business and Online Marketing. He made his mark in event organization during his time as Chef Editor for a gothic magazine in France. Because of this experience, we have become a strong label and we continuously develop our digital abilities. We mainly promote via Facebook, Spotify and YouTube, but we also coordinate with traditional media outlets and influencers. Our social media channels are updated daily, ensuring that our fans are provided with the latest information about our artists. We own the most popular nu/industrial metal and metalcore playlist on Spotify, and our industrial/futurepop/dark electro/darkwave playlist ranks at the top, as well. Our artists’ albums, like SMASH HIT COMBO, DUST IN MIND, LOGICAL TERROR, SICKRET and DARKCELL, are not only distributed digitally, but thanks to our distribution partners, can be found throughout the USA, Japan, Germany, France and other countries. This allows us to help newcomers reach a worldwide audience and build up a fanbase of their own.
Our artists’ styles stretch across every subgenre of alternative music, and we count on diversity, as opposed to easy-to-consume mainstream acts. For this reason, we don’t stop at genre borders, but also welcome unique artists and cooperate with international acts across the globe. Whether it’s OMNIMAR, SHIV-R, EXTIZE, SYNTHATTACK, THE BLACK CAPES or METALLSPÜRHUNDE, we stand behind all of our artists and support them with connections to more than 5,000 partners of the metal and gothic networks. We reach these partners via newsletters and provide information about coming releases; because of this, rising and ambitious bands are sure to be heard. Our merchandise is one of our gems, as well; because of our company, DARKMERCH, we are able to produce all of our merchandise without the assistance of third parties.
Lifeblood instead of factory music farming:
Our goal is to give our bands a feeling of security and professionalism. We don’t value strict schemata or one-sided minds, but work closely with our artists to develop a sound as unique as the artists themselves. Personal promoters take care of artists’ wishes and needs, and develop unique concepts based on our promotion. Under the flag of our slogan, “Against factory music farming!”, we put lifeblood, sweat and energy into our artists and their work. We want to offer an enriching musical value to the scene, as opposed to diluting it with more monotone mainstream acts. However, DARKTUNES is not just a label. We, the team of DARKTUNES, are a passionate group of music lovers, doing everythig we can to provide our fans and our scene with only the best music, day by day.