Believe UK
Hospital Records

Believe UK and Hospital Records form long-term global label solutions partnership

DnB trailblazers sign bespoke and fully independent global distribution services deal. Incorporates digital and genre specialist Believe teams offering strategic advice and audience development insights and services. Latest signing to Believe's new "b:electronic" Global Distribution imprint.

London, 21st March 2023

The UK office of Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, has signed a long-term label solutions partnership with legendary drum and bass label Hospital Records.

The landmark deal is another illustration of Believe’s market-leading position in dance and electronic music distribution in the UK. With Hospital among the first clients to sign to Believe UK when it opened its local office in 2011, the label now returns as the latest signing to b:electronic, the new global imprint dedicated to electronic music and launched as part of Believe’s Label & Artist Solutions division.

Under the new partnership, Believe will handle the distribution of Hospital’s entire catalogue of 5,300+ tracks to its global network of DSPs. Hospital will receive support in growing its international reach through Believe’s audience development services. This will include video channel management and strategic support from dedicated genre specialists on Believe’s Label Management and global DSP Editorial and Marketing Partnerships teams.

Founded in 1996 by Chris Goss and Tony Colman (producer London Elektricity), Hospital Records has helped launch some of drum and bass’ most prolific names, including High Contrast, Netsky, and Danny Byrd, among others. Its global events arm, Hospitality, is a staple at clubs and festivals in the UK and beyond.

As one of the most globally esteemed drum and bass labels, Hospital’s signing marks the continued strengthening of Believe UK’s roster and ties with the dance and electronic community. This includes partnerships with fellow drum and bass heavyweights Metalheadz and Shogun Audio, alongside other local electronic imprints such as Cr2 Records, Greco-Roman, Knee Deep in Sound, and Southern Fried Records.

Through the launch of b:electronic, Believe has further bolstered its offering for local artists and labels, empowering them to achieve global reach with the help of expert teams with an in-depth understanding of the electronic music scene and its nuances. b:electronic’s international roster encompasses the likes of Big Top Amsterdam (NL), Blackout Music (NL), Cercle (FR), Mixmash (NL), and Roche Musique (FR).

Upcoming releases to be distributed under the new partnership with Hospital include album projects from P Money x Whiney, Metrik, Hugh Hardie and Flava D.

Chris Goss, Hospital Records co-founder and MD, said: “We are delighted to join b:electronic at this exciting and innovative phase of their global development. As Hospital starts to plan for our 4th decade in the international dance music community, we see our partnership with Believe as an integral connection and platform to nurture the depth, breadth and scope of our catalogue and future releases.”

Ben Rimmer, Director of Label & Artist Solutions, Believe UK, added: “It’s very rewarding to welcome Hospital back to Believe. In returning, they have future-proofed their digital business. The two teams complement each other perfectly with our long relationship built on trust and shared love and understanding of independence and drum and  bass music. We’re excited to help super-charge Hospital’s digital growth.”

Alex Kennedy, Managing Director, Believe UK, said: “In my book Hospital Records are the most iconic label in drum and bass and we are delighted to be working with Chris, Craig, Josh and their amazing team for this next chapter in their story. Our combined expertise in Dance & Electronic music will undoubtedly make this a highly fruitful partnership.”

Believe UK

Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Believe’s mission is to develop independent artists and labels in the digital world by providing them the solutions they need to grow their audience at each stage of their career and development.

Hospital Records

Hospital Records is an independent record label based in south London. Primarily releasing drum & bass, the label was started in 1996 by Tony Colman and Chris Goss, and has grown to become one of the most well known labels within UK dance music.