Woof Trade Publishing Limited
Woof Trade Publishing Limited was founded in 1991 by the group THE BARKING DOGS. 4 albums later and 1000 concerts in Europe, the group stopped in 1997. The two main shareholders, Jason Barnard and Xavier Collin, who created in 1993 booking company (Tourbillon) decided to direct WTPL to the accompaniment of art projects through the role of publisher. The first signatures of the artists are developing through the tour and Tourbillon: Marcel & son Orchestre, Useless, Jan Stého, Les Belles Lurettes, PPz30 ...
In 1999, Jason Barnard was nominated for UCON 99 in San Francisco for the site Boowa and Kwala, a site dedicated to children from 2 to 8 years in the world. It is up beta tester for Macromedia (Flash 5). Several venture capitalists and business angel approached. The multimedia division is sold to the new entity to Jason: Up To Ten (www.uptoten.com)
Xavier Collin WTPL acquire all of 2001 and highlighting the work of publisher. In early 2003, it stops completely and firm booking Tourbillon (800 concerts / year) to focus on the management and publishing. New signatures enrich the catalog: Obdurate, Unswabbed, Kayans, Dee Doo, Didascalie, Tibo, Xtoff, Willy Léger, Mangoreva, William Simon, Club 8, Mondial ...
The signatures of artists are often on the corner of the meeting and the human relationship. The publishing contract is a mandate to start work officially. The catalog is around a desire not to duplicate.
In early 2004, further meetings will boost the anchor WTPL. Xavier Collin's will is to have a catalog supply, full, wide, where the universe of authors do not canibalisent. At booking, he had already identified an interest in hip-hop (booker of Delinquent Habits, Ice T, Bams, DNC ...), it is important that the catalog is editorial beads in this area while respecting the eclecticism. Are signed, Axiom at first, then K. Maro and finally the Ministère des Affaires Populaires. The rapid success of "Femme Like U ', No. 1 in 17 countries, propels K. Maro on the front of the stage. Far from being a flash in the pan, the album quickly gold and platinum in some countries.
Other artists joined the company : Tétard, Nicolas Loconte, Dugs, 10 Rue d'la Madeleine, Lulu, Arnold Baker ... The agreements are increasing with the legal download on the internet (iTunes, OD2, WMI, FNAC, VirginMega ...).
In 2005, seen the regular involvement of structure in the production of his artists, is created the maque 'booster prod ' to make easier the pertinence of jobs. The first productions under this mark are: Obdurate, Unswabbed, Kayans, Axiom, Ministry of Popular Business and Loconte.
In 2006, created WTPL Music REGAIN D'AVANCE EDITION to receive the catalogue 'song ' of LE LOUP DU FAUBOURG. A job of audit begins to assure the protection of rights, meet every having rights, to find the supply, to restart numerical sale and to prove stores SACEM.
New artists join WTPL by entrusting us editions of their writings: Boogie Balagan (in coedition with My poor man friend), Mad River, Bob Fernandez, Lezard Martien... The colleagues of Xavier Collin and shone even are present on the main markets and on living rooms: MIDEM (Cannes), PopKomm (Berlin), E3 (Los Angelès), Bilboard Reporter Hollywood (L.A) ., Professional Meetings of Tokyo, Francofolies (Rochelle, Spa, Montreal), Transmusicales (Rennes), Spring of Bourges, Paléo Festival (Nyon), Cannes film festival, The Folk Exchanges (Montreal)...
K-Pone Inc Publishing
In 2006, it is also the year of the creation of K-Pone Inc Publishing. Having installed in Montreal, leaned on K-Pone Inc Music Group, the publishing firm of K.Maro, in coedition with Warner Chappell for the world (except Canada), is managed by Xavier Collin. This one participates in the 'casting ' of a new artist for the society. The choice will carry on Shy' m. ' Woman of colour ' blows up in radio and in TV, then 'Win '. A production K-Pone with the words of K.Maro, and music co-composed with Louis Côté. The second album of K.Maro sells as much as the first: ' One million Dollar Boy '!
In 2006, albums produced via Booster rocket go out in trade in licence: ' Burning by the Sun ' (Obdurate) to XIII Bis Records / Sony-BMG, 'Instinct ' (Unswabbed) to Codaex, ' Zion ' (Kayans) to Atoll Music, ' Standing there of in (Ministère des Affaires Populaires) to PIAS, ' Axiom (Axiom) ' to ULM / UNIVERSAL.
In September, Tétard enters studio with Robin Feix and Gaétan Roussel de Louise Attaque for the realization of the 3rd album: "Faudra Faire Avec".
An exclusive agreement of distribution is signed between Booster rocket and PIAS for France in December, 2006. The year which follows starts with the signature in edition and exits via Booster rocket of Lezard Martien, Vasithy, Arbon, Thierry Zaboitzeff. Mad River will also take out his first album in May, then the album of Tétard in September, the 3rd album of Unswabbed ' In Situ ' in October. Stalemate Bowl, in spite of several interests of different quality-labels his first album with us will also go out. Several foreign partners join our development to offer our artists: SONIC BOOM! (Benelux), Lugeon (Switzerland) and Ghost Medium / Universal (Germany / Austria). Yules will take out his first album to Special Productions.
2008 is going to give a tendency to manage all alone. The market of discs does not end it up any more being reduced, and however requests, artists, thirst for the public and the mind of discovery are fast-growing. We follow the development of our own tools via physical distribution in France (PIAS, The Other Distribution, Discograph) and the foreigner. We sign an agreement of numerical distribution with Believe Digital, because the number of the lawful platforms considerably augmented, and the management of charges needs to be centralized. Booster develops sale by other channels, via market put big teach of the web (Amazon, Fnac Direct, Price Minister), partnerships adapted as CD1D and Hybrid' Music (sales in multimedia libraries), then logically our online boutique at the turn of the year : www.booster-store.com
10 STREET at first only in publishing to WTPL, spring in licence to Booster rocket after the closing of D:LV, their first quality-label. AZ / UNIVERSAL entrusts the licence of ' New and Opportunity ' for the big return of Pigalle (distributed by L'Autre Distribution in France). We take out again the album of YULES with an artwork new and of unpublished to PIAS, suite at the end of Special Productions. LABO and LULU take out their album in distribution via Booster / PIAS. The second album of LOLE is distributed by Discograph. Rodrigue offers his first album: ' Le Jour où je suis devenu fou '.
WTPL Music is first of all a structure of publishing. New plans signed in 2007 or early in the year develop. FELIPECHA takes out his first album to At (H) ome / Wagram, STRESS is signed at UP Music / Warner (taken out in 2009). 10 RUE D'LA MADELEINE ended the recording of its new album (taken out in April, 2009). They produce the pop video ' La Bulle ' for BOEUF. Emergency Bloodshed and L'HOMME PARLE join WTPL.
Thanks to different visits in Los angeles, for E3, Bilboard Reporter Hollywood or Musexpo, agreements with music supervisers begin carrying their fruit. The first true request concerns series L-Wolrd, to illustrate certain episodes of season 5. It was necessary to offer titles in Frenchmen interpreted by singers. Our catalogue being very thin on these criteria in epoch, allowed us to put the 3 artists that we offered: 'Bouge ' of Vasithy, ' J'aime dormir ' of Felipecha (then one meadow-prod) and ' at least once ' of Cecil Hercul (then member of the chorus of Tétard). Since exchanges continue for the biggest definitely of our catalogue and of our artists.
Years of transition and taken choices
2009 and 2010 were years of redefining of plans and objectives. Will being to strengthen the party edition, by reducing sails on the party 'Booster ' without leaving the tool at disposition of our artists. Any of our artists is signed in preferred contract. From an album to the other one, they are free to follow the collaboration or to find another partner, too. These two years allowed to grab preferences and to exchange with all our authors, to strengthen the collaboration or to stop it.
10 RUE takes out its new album with always the same success in Germany. Balimurphy, puts together folk music Belgian rock turn in all Europe and peal out in Canada by accepting price Rapsat Lelièvre. Oslo Swan is developed in partnership with Joke and Buzz which produced the album. Team 4 Actions entrust us the 3rd album of Mud Flow in pence edition. Titles meet on ' unknown Lands ' (the program of France 2 with Zazie). Maniacx co-composes titles for Puppet Mastaz and invites them featuring in their 2nd album there.
A regular collaboration with Mounir Belkhir (Nubians, Melissa Mars, B.O. of Taxi...) lead us to work on Oryane Wilson. The single first ' Don ' t Stop ' is signed at Polydor which returns the contract 3 months later without having begin anything. They throw the single and the pop video of ' I Love You ', song of love for a missing mum. It is a big success in the regional radios. Title is classified Yacast, but does not come back on a national radio. The public stays in date for the titles which follow. L'HOMME PARLE sees his song ' La Crise ' seen by more than 3 Million different internauts and the lip dub of Europe Ecology for European elections in France will be. Title is the album was compiled in numerous countries as Poland, Germany, Turkey, Canada... STALEMATE BOWL takes out its 2nd album with a new fantastic pop video for the song ' Bonbons '. Mounir Belkhir accomplishes the generic of a program of Channel, a song for the humorist Anthony Kavanagh and works on 7 albums at the same time.
YOUR HAPPY END is discovered of the Spring of Bourges. SYAMOUR takes out his first album, as SITH in u other type. MARXS (the compositor of The Man Speaks) prepares the solo plan, électro, with featuring of several countries. We organize meeting with BAD NEWS BROWN fraichement signed to WTPL. Title ' Rock the nation ' and its pop video turned in Canada is born. Both artists work on the new album of Bad News Brown. Bill introduces François Welgryn (successful author: ' Hello the world ', ' not jealous man ', my star ') and Marxs accomplishes titles for Nadei.
10 RUE takes out EP in English. Bat' Ker, sells 5000 album in Meeting and prepares the pop video on ' Le facteur de Mafate '. Micoe gets involved with WTPL on his first EP. Mahelle signs for 3 years on the development of his titles. The first models record themselves at David's Perraudin's in Tours. Sajadi entrusts his album out of Switzerland and TROMPE LE MONDE his two albums. TWINDAYS takes out his first album.
Woof Canada Inc
In 2010, Warner Chappell buys back K-Pone Inc Publishing. WTPL creates the own subsidiary in Canada in May, in association with Michel Gratton (Go Music). Management is entrusted to Editorial Avenue. The company is going to represent all catalogue WTPL in pence edition for Canada and to open its services to other publishers little by little.
After a common trip in Tokyo, Jean-Michel Leygonie and Xavier Collin think about a partnership on the catalogue of Laborie Jazz. The artists of the quality-label sign in edition with WTPL, which transfers funds on rights generated to support the activity of Foundation Laborie and the development of the artists, all nominated on numerous prices linked to the jazz.
WTPL is 20 years old
In 2011, further to numerous requests, we agree to manage rights for other editors. The first collaboration is made with Up To Ten and B.O. classifies enlivened sold and broadcast in more than 40 countries. Pierre Bensusan solicits us to create his structure of edition inside Dadgad Music, as Abeille Music for editions Taroudant.
The beginning of the year is going to be marked by the tragic decease of BAD NEWS BROWN! The first EP for Europe had just been offered in digital with remix of ' Born 2 Sin '. Shock is terrible.
Paul Frappier aka BNB left us February 12th, 2011. Rest in peace my friend...
Mathilda Braure (ex-Les Belles Lurettes) came back to WTPL for the solo plan. A first EP is accomplished to support his performance during 3 weeks with counter closed in Avignon in July. The album will be for 2012. MONSIEUR LUNE takes out his 3rd album, in coedition with WTPL this time. The single new ' 2 Nite simple percentage your night ' of ORYANE comes back on FUN Radio, in beep 10 during 6 weeks and title meets on summer compilations. UNSWABBED takes out his 4th album. An existent selection of previous album in acoustics and unpublished two. The pop video ' Just a dream ' accomplished by William Panariello (ex-10 RUE) is a true short film. Anorak Supersports entrust the sub-publishing of the album of LABIUR to our society and the single first ' Little Bitch ' have a very nice pop video.
Stoned Popes begins the collaboration with WTPL with their first EP. Title ' What ' s Comin ' After ' is synchronized in a TV film, the group carries off the price of Foundation Lagardère and exchanges with quality-labels go good train. Martelene Gabon wrote 2 titles in Frenchman for Giorgis, young artist Greek who sees in Barcelona. Editions of Grande Berhte begin their collaboration with WTPL Music with the sub-edition of the album of JUNES. Idem for Editions 3413 of Montreal with the album of Bodh' aktan. They stay in the same musical family with the first album of The Moorings, which brings us back 20 years, at the beginning of Barking Dogs behind. The curl is fastened... Not sure.
Dubians and JFunk, at the instigation of Vincent Cunat de Waz Records, entrust us their editions. They get involved on a new promising talent of the region: Bazz Phaz. The obvious author / compositor Hafid Ouadda her desire to work with WTPL Music, and comes with the plan of Majid Life, singer raï spotted in last Francofolies by France Ô.
Woof Germany GmbH
After a participation in last Popkomm in Berlin in September, 2011, it became obvious that a presence on the 2nd European market of rights passes by a direct management to GEMA. Rapprochement is made with FIRST Publishing in joint venture. Thomas Franke and Xavier Collin are friendly for more than 20 years. Thomas being the first turner of The Barking Dogs in Germany. The creation of the society is real in May, 2012 and the wholeness of the sub-edition of the catalogue of WTPL is set up. Structure can now offer its services to other publishers.
Marthélène comes back with a plan for Halloween. A song on monsters with the pop video which goes with. They recover rights for Erika and Emigrante on the album taken out to Iris (Harmonia Mundi) in 2009. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY signs for the world with us. This group of Luxembourg is the European ambassador of Maths Rock, spotted in December, 2011 in Sonic Vision where Xavier Collin intervened on IP Rights.
NADJ signs the editions and we help it to take out his 4th album to Booster / PIAS for France, Phénix Records for the Switzerland and Parka Supersports for the Benelux. SORRY ET TOUTES MES EXCUSES well makes laugh us. Then they sign the album to introduce it.
LABIUR cancels benefits in three Francofolies (Spa, Montreal and Rochelle) to participate as 'Emilie ' in the program of television reality Secret Story on TF1. They smell the bang on sales, stream and youtube.
The collaboration with editions of Big Berthe continues with the exit of the album of Sebastian Peiry. Mathilda Braure played again 3 weeks in Avignon during the festival. His album, recorded live, is available. The collaboration with Mazzel Music goes visible with the marketing of the first title of Raphael Breil: ' Bête dans ma tête '. MICOE takes out his album to Canada in May, before offering it in Europe the end of 2012.
Editorial management, new service
Investments accomplished in a software package of management of copyright were it at the time of the first important incomes. This soft makes us save time and shows itself a powerful tool to organize, prove and follow the rights of writings. It is therefore a possibility of giving our services of editorial management to other publishing firms, allowing them to concentrate on the development of their plans while having an efficient and transparent administrative back service.
They are going to open and develop this service, for other customers. And also sub-publishing.