About Us

Nettwerk Music Group is the umbrella company for Nettwerk Records, Nettwerk Management, Nettwerk Producer Management and Nettwerk One Publishing.
 
Nettwerk Music Group connects music fans with music makers. Built on over 25 years of tenacity and ingenuity, our unique company offers its clients every conceivable service available in the business of music. We are a worldwide organization, designed to provide on-the-ground support in countries far and wide. With a history of being at the forefront of leveraging technologies, our company is storming toward the genesis of a new music model, one that places the artist at both the creative and financial center. Our teams know the value of long-term strategic planning, yet still know a guy (who knows a guy) who can get your van fixed tonight in Omaha.
 
Established in 1984, the Vancouver-based company was originally created by Nettwerk principles Terry McBride, Mark Jowett, Ric Arboit and Dan Fraser, as a record label to distribute recordings by the band Moev, but the label quickly expanded in Canada and internationally, ultimately becoming one of the largest and most influential independent record labels in the world. Initially specializing in electronic music genres such as alternative dance and industrial, the label also became a powerful player in pop and rock in the late 1980s and 1990s.
 
From launching the careers of Sarah McLachlan, Skinny Puppy and Coldplay, to seeking out artists like fun., Old Crow Medicine Show, Morgan Page and Family of the Year, Ladytron, Passenger and Wanting Qu, Nettwerk Records has gone on to release over 400 albums that have amassed worldwide sales in excess of 100 million albums.
 
Today, Nettwerk Music Group is a worldwide organization with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, London and Hamburg.

Nettwerk Music Group Press Releases

22/09/14

 

For the first time, Festival Music House Pacific brings Canada’s top musical talent to Vancouver for a one-night concert on Friday, October 3rd at The Imperial. Coinciding with the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), the invite-only, intimate concert provides a platform for established and up-and-coming Canadian acts to perform for festival delegates.

This year’s performers include critically-acclaimed pop/rock singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas, rising electro-pop artist Willa, Vancouver’s four-piece rock band Damn Fools and recently announced electro-soul/dance quartet Bear Mountain.

I find that our two creative industries run in parallel to each other and I thought what better way to get together than to throw a party during VIFF. Invite the attending VIFF film and TV delegates to an intimate showcase of Canada’s top musicians,” said Ric Arboit, President and Co-Founder of Nettwerk Music Group, which helped to curate and organize the event. “Music plays such a significant role in screen-based industries and I’m thrilled to celebrate these collaborative art forms at this must-attend event,” adds Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director of Vancouver International Film Festival.

The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Society is a well-established not-for-profit cultural society that produces year-round programming at the Vancouver International Film Centre in addition to the 16-day International Film Festival and the four-day VIFF Industry Conference. The Society is a charitable not-for-profit arts and cultural organization, employing over 100 staff and 750 volunteers in British Columbia, with an annual operating budget of approximately $5.0 million. Its mandate is to encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, facilitate the meeting of entertainment professionals from around the world and to stimulate the motion picture industry in BC and Canada.