About & Contact
Irascible SàRL started in 2001 with the goal of providing music retailers with international and Swiss independent label. Almost two decades later, Irascible Music has become a distribution, promotion and publishing company for many international and Swiss labels / artists, a PR agency for music festivals and, at last, a record label: early 2017, we founded our own label Irascible Records, with the aim to build up national talents and export them successfully.
Irascible Music represents artists and labels on a national & international level in the following fields: physical & digital distribution, release & live promotion, publishing, consulting, networking, curating, management and label deals.
Our clients and partners appreciate our knowhow and the valuable contacts we have been able to establish over the past 18 years. Also, we are very close to the Swiss music scene as a whole: The members of the Irascible-team have worked many years as promoters, musicians, booking agents, journalists and/or are represented in various music-related companies & associations (such as the SUISA, SWISSPERFORM, IndieSuisse, funding institutions / foundations etc.).
From the handful of labels Irascible Music distributed fifteen years ago, our catalogue has expanded to a wide range of genres, from folk / americana to extreme metal, including all varieties of indie rock / electro / pop / blues and hip-hop. We work with both independent shops and chains (like Media Markt, Ex-Libris, cede.ch, Manor, Fnac, etc.), in all parts of Switzerland and are known for a professional and personal service and a broad and deep knowledge of music. As a digital distribution, we work with all the internationally relevant streaming and sales platforms. Amongst our international regular suppliers / main labels are Domino Records, City Slang, Cargo Records Germany, Broken Silence, Word And Sound, Sup Pop, Season Of Mist, Kscope, Jagjaguwar, Dead Ocean, Secretly Canadian, Merge Records, Constellation, Soul Jazz, Indigo, Stickman Records, Glitterbeat, Kompakt, Broken Silence and many more. Amongst our Swiss labels are We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records, Two Gentlemen, A Tree In A Field, Hummus Records, Cheptel Records, Red Brick Chapel, Les Disques Bongo Joe, and many more.
PROMOTION & PUBLISHING
Irascible Music also operates a strong in-house promotion and publishing department, which has expanded massively since the company’s first promotional activities in 2007. Irascible Music has built a strong reputation with media in- and outside of Switzerland. The Irascible Music promotion and publishing team is known for its impeccable taste in good (newcomer) bands, for its attentive and thorough acquaintance with print-, radio-, TV- and online-editors as well as its strong network in- and outside of Switzerland.
Irascible Music promotes radio singles, video clips, album releases, live shows and music events / festivals in the Swiss and/or international media. Initially focusing mostly on the artists who were also distributed, Irascible Music has now settled as an independent promotion and publishing company, with mandates from both Swiss and international artists who seek visibility in radio, magazines, webzines and all affiliated media, as well as on streaming sites, social media, and playlists. Current / ongoing promotional collaborations include labels such as Domino Records, City Slang, One Little Indian, Cargo Germany, Sub Pop, Jagjagwuar, Secretly Canadian, Yotanka, Bonsound, Idol, and bands such as Lomepal, Björk, Deichkind, Charlie Cunningham, etc. Past and present music festivals / events we promote are the m4music festival, Open Air Basel, Paléo Openair, Jazzfestival Willisau, LabelSuisse, etc.
As every artist has different needs, we pay respect to each plan. No matter how long-term or realizable the artist’s plan, we try to find the best way to collaborate and we then define a period, in which we ensure promotion. Irascible Music pursues long-term collaborations with artists.
In 2017, Irascible Music started its own label, Irascible Records. Our label roster is kept small and exquisite on purpose: by focussing on bands with a unique profile and their very own «musical language», it’s our goal to export their music outside of Switzerland and help them build an international team and reputation.
Are you interested in a collaboration? Please send an e-mail with some information about your band/project to firstname.lastname@example.org (for distribution inquiries) or email@example.com (for promotion, publishing and/or label inquries)