Snapper Music is an independent music company based in London.

Founded in 1996, London based Independent label Snapper Music controls a portfolio of record labels, including three frontline imprints: Peaceville, the long-established Metal label; Kscope, developing the Post-Progressive and Art Rock genres; and Classic & Psychedelic Rock label Madfish. These are supported by high end deluxe box set releases alongside a burgeoning back catalogue and European distribution of the legendary Charly Records.

The label roster originally included the likes of W.A.S.P., Ozric Tentacles, The Pretty Things and the solo recordings of the ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, before being supplemented by established artists such as Porcupine Tree and Cradle of Filth, who would influence the company's development to the present day. Peaceville Records is now a home for the music of Darkthrone, Bloodbath, Autopsy, Katatonia and Opeth. Kscope saw the birth and growth of #3 UK charting artist Steven Wilson, the evolution of Anathema's influential songwriting, the signing of progressive metal pioneers TesseracT, as well as multiple releases from The Pineapple Thief, Richard Barbieri (of Japan), Paul Draper (of Mansun) and The Anchoress (featured artist on the Manic Street Preachers' new studio album).

Martin Scorcese Box Set

Kscope was created in May 2008 to provide a home for the growing post-progressive genre and an evolving, flexible and adventurous style of music without boundaries.

The ever growing catalogue also includes releases from Anathema, TesseracT, Steven Wilson, Paul Draper & The Pineapple Thief

Peaceville Records is a British independent heavy metal-oriented record label.

The label was founded in 1987, in Cleckheaton, England and has now been releasing underground classics for over 30 years from acts including Darkthrone, My Dying Bride, Katatonia, Autopsy, Opeth, Bloodbath, Anathema, Paradise Lost, Aura Noir, At The Gates and many more.


Alternative frontline Classic & Psychedelic rock imprint.

Featuring releases from Steve Hillage, Wishbone Ash, Gong, Marillion, Pendragon, Ozric Tentacles, Family, W.A.S.P & rock and roll legends The Pretty Things.

For 40 years Charly Records has been one of the world's leading independent re-issue companies.

Charly brings the best of blues, jazz, funk, rock'n'roll, rockabilly, soul, reggae, rock, gospel and much more from legendary labels including Sun, Vee-Jay, Immediate, Fire & Fury, Jazz Actuel and International Artists.



"After 21 years at Snapper and MD for the last 13 years, I’m truly excited to have become the majority shareholder of The Snapper Group.

At Snapper we’re continuing to evolve and move with the differing ways people consume music - building on specialist music genres with Kscope and Peaceville labels and successfully elevating some of our artists to the top of those genres.

Our heart is firmly in beautiful, physical packages and we’re continuing to learn how best to use today’s digital marketing tools to encourage fans to become aware & listen to music from our 12,000 song catalogue.

We maintain a family feel with our Artists, many of whom we the have their entire catalogue or majority recording history."

Frederick Jude, May 2018
Managing Director