Washed Out has released his first new music in 4 years this morning with the brand new single and mind bending video for “Get…Read More
Arts & Crafts (also referred to as “A&C”) was launched as a music company in 2003 by friends Jeffrey Remedios, a former Virgin Records executive and Kevin Drew, who co-founded flagship group Broken Social Scene (BSS) with Brendan Canning. The partnership was originally intended as a vehicle for self-release and artist management of Broken Social Scene’s breakthrough album You Forgot It in People, and the structure quickly formed as a platform to release albums and manage the careers of artists directly affiliated with members of Broken Social Scene. In addition to BSS albums the labels first releases were by Stars, Jason Collett, Feist, Apostle of Hustle and Valley of the Giants.
In 2005 The Most Serene Republic was the first band unrelated to Broken Social Scene to sign to Arts & Crafts and officially marked a shift of scope broader than the projects related to Broken Social Scene.
A&C began its foray into the digital music business launching GalleryAC.com in 2005, a boutique web store that offered digital downloads and Arts & Crafts related merchandise. They were one of the first labels to launch a digital download store.
In 2004, Remedios expanded the operation into Montreal basing himself out of the offices of DKD who later partnered to form Arts & Crafts International, releasing the gold selling album Set Yourself on Fire by Montreal based group, Stars.
Arts & Crafts were among the first labels to offer a strategy for combating advance music leaks by offering Stars follow-up album In Our Bedroom After the War for sale before promotional copies were ever manufactured and distributed by issuing wide release as a digital download only 3 days following album completion.
Broken Social Scene recently detailed their first album in seven years, Hug Of Thunder, out July 7th, 2017 on their label Arts & Crafts….Read More
CMW April 20, 2017 – She-Devils & Frigs at Costume House Belle Game- With ethereal vocals that quickly merged into earth-shattering harmonies, this band…Read More
Montreal-based trio Timber Timbre premiered their video for “Grifting” – off new album Sincerely, Future Pollution – today via The FADER. The tarot inspired…Read More
Broken Social Scene have released their first new song in seven years. Entitled “Halfway Home”, the new song follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2010…Read More
Just because it’s pop doesn’t mean it isn’t cool to like it. Argentine-Brooklyn indie pop star Tei Shi, has been on the rise for…Read More
Today, Kid Koala debuts his video for “Fallaway” featuring Icelandic singer/songwriter Emilíana Torrini. The single is from Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To: Satellite…Read More
Jacques Greene has shared his latest single, “To Say”, in advance of his anticipated debut album, Feel Infinite, which is due March 10 via…Read More
Bernice, AKA: vocalist / songwriter Robin Dann, has shared her new single “Don’t Wanna Be European”. ” written from the perspective of a bear,”…Read More
“The essence of the record is to draw emotions and moments that above all, feel human within the context of dance music,” says Montreal…Read More
Today, Bernice released “St Lucia”, the band’s first single for Arts & Crafts. The project of Toronto-based vocalist/songwriter Robin Dann. Bernice’s sounds sounds have…Read More
Japandroids, recently announced their new album last week, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, the full-length is due out on January 27, via…Read More