Upton Park was originally a music publishing company created in 2003 by Julien Banes. Launched to accompany the rock group “Matmatah”, of which Julien was the manager from the very beginning, the adventure between friends turned into a successful artistic enterprise.
The name comes from a district of London, near West Ham, where Julien’s family lived.
After having moved to rue Blémont in 2011, after passing through the Mila hub for a year where he found a real artistic boiling.
Upton’s premises are a former dentist’s office. What we particularly like are the vinyl records, gold records and posters of past tours on the walls. Results of months of work on an artistic project, it is always a pleasure to see the fruits.
With the record crisis, the label had to develop and embark on other missions. It is intrinsic to the middle of the music, the mutations constantly. The publisher Upton Park started producing the records of its artists and turned into a label.
The goal is to support our artists as well as possible, in all areas (publishing, production, promotion, distribution). Here, adaptation is essential and many things are learned on the job with the evolution of the music environment.
It’s actually one of the most interesting missions. Try to find original development and distribution strategies for each of the artists, which adapts to each project.
Clips directed by Pauline Bricout for Upton Park:
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