Mi5 Recordings is a record label that is distributed by Universal Music Group is located in New York City with representative offices in the UK, Paris France and Detroit Mi. Mi5 recordings was started by former Modern English member and multi-instrumentalist producer Ted Mason in 1998. Mi5 Recordings is dedicated to working with all genres of music as well as new and established labels in new of distribution. The state of the music industry is in rapid change.
There are far too many excuses then a real reason for this, digital downloads, digital piracy, greedy labels, short sited managers and artists requiring financially unmanageable advances, packaged artists dominated by and for a consumer driven audience with an attention span of 3 months or less and a loss within mainstream recording industry on what is really hip. There can be no one reason that has brought this major change , however one thing is certain, there is a major opportunity emerging that demands immediate attention.
Since established record labels require sales in the millions to satisfy shareholders’ profit demands, the companies have largely abandoned musically adventurous acts and artists. To maximize sales and profits, record conglomerates more often favor conservative acts, or those that appeal to the lowest common denominator. Consequently, a sizable, market share has been left untapped. Artists who reach a defined, cognizant audience are completely overlooked, even when they have, in the past, achieved consistent record/ ticket sales and critical acclaim. Among these musicians Mi5 Recordings sets up a bond and trust that goes beyond money, fame, or any of the other lesser trappings of pop culture. As a result, individuals with whom we work with at Mi5 are PARTNERS to an entertainment company, holding down production expenses through a shared, co-operative work strategy.
At Music Noises/MI5 Recordings Detroit Office distributed by Universal Music Group we understand the changes in the music industry and the effects of online streaming. We know the best way to promote the artist brand is online presence, touring and sponsorship by making safe and solid connections in the industry. Gone are the days of million-dollar cash advances, album sales, demo tapes and radio call in requests. Our assets, both human and technological, make our distribution different from any other label offer. The Grammy award winning team of Music Industry Professionals has worked with some of the largest record and music companies in the world to create formidable artist support with an experienced wealth of knowledge. By utilizing all that the internet and social media has to offer, Music Noises/MI5 Recordings Detroit entities have a global reach of over 3.6 million people. We aim to collaborate with, guide, and promote the artist in reaching their potential. With respect and the camaraderie of family, we provide the artist with sound, proven, music and career advice – educating the artist along the way. Our distribution deal means a partnership with the artist, sharing the responsibility of maneuvering through the music industry of today.