Snapper Music is an independent music company based in London

We control a portfolio of record labels including three front-line imprints which release both new and catalogue recordings; Peaceville, the long-established metal label; Kscope, featuring post-progressive sounds; and Madfish, for alternative releases, also the home to our award winning boxed sets . The majority of our catalogue is comprised of vinyl LPs and CDs but we also own and license a range of music Blu-ray and DVD.

The label was started in 1996, with an early emphasis on the acquisition of copyright in recording catalogues which included those of WASP, Ozric Tentacles and The Pretty Things, alongside the recording of new material by established artists such as Peter Green. These were soon supplemented by recordings from bands such as Porcupine Tree, and Cradle of Filth who would later go on to influence the activities of the company to the present day. In 2000 the Snapper group purchased Peaceville Records, with artists including Opeth, Darkthrone and Katatonia. Early signings of bands such as Porcupine Tree led the label to achieve success in the modern prog-rock genre, launch the solo career of Steven Wilson and form the Kscope label in 2008 with new material in a new direction from Anathema. Snapper continues to record new material from bands as varied as Darkthrone and The Pineapple Thief and to acquire historic recording copyrights. It has also, on the Madfish label, developed a speciality in creating and marketing distinguished limited edition boxed sets from artists including Wishbone Ash, Gentle Giant, Steve Hillage, John Mayall and Laura Nyro.

We operate on an international basis with distributors in all major territories and whilst we have a strong digital presence we remain committed to physical product in stylish and innovative packaging. Our success derives from a unique combination of new recordings and strong catalogue activity with an experienced international setup and concentration on specific genres, notably metal, art rock and blues. We also benefit from a successful synch licencing business having placed many of our recordings in big Hollywood films including Joker, Stardust & Meet The Fockers plus TV productions such as Tin Star, Cobra Kai, Grey's Anatomy, South Park & The Simpsons.