Believe Digital (also known as Believe Music and Believe Distribution Services) is a French company which distributes digital music in Europe for independent artists and labels. The company is also known for allegedly fraudulent copyright claims on artists’ music.
Believe’s catalogue includes “Unbelievable” by EMF, Tallulah by Feeder, German distributor Groove Attack GmbH, and the catalogues of Tôt ou tard, Naïve Records and Nuclear Blast. It also serves as the distributor for the labels Wall of Sound and Saregama.
The company was founded in 2005 by Denis Ladegaillerie, Arnaud Chiaramonti and Nicolas Laclias. Believe acquired the American digital service TuneCore in April 2015. Believe Digital’s expansion was fueled by $60m growth capital investment from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and XAnge. In August 2016, the company acquired the failing French independent label Naive Records for €10m, seeking to improve value from the company’s extensive back catalogue, and restarted the label’s issuing of new recordings as physical CDs in 2017.
In September 2018, Believe acquired a 49% stake in French indie label Tôt ou tard from Wagram Music.
In October 2018, Believe acquired a majority stake in German label Nuclear Blast.
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