Online Strategy - engage your audience

Online Strategy - engage your audience

Retail & Distribution Strategy - make your releases stand out

Retail & Distribution Strategy - make your releases stand out

Profile Building - grow your audience & access more opportunities

Profile Building - grow your audience & access more opportunities

Content Management - create a consistent & professional profile

Content Management - create a consistent & professional profile

Well hello, thanks for stopping by. We are Kahua Music.

We love music, especially house music. We love all things online and digital (and plenty of offline things too). We love planning, organising and coming up with ideas. We thrive on putting all those things together to help people get the most out of their music and business.

About

We love music, especially house music. We love all things online and digital (and plenty of offline things too). We love planning, organising and coming up with ideas. We thrive on putting all those things together to help people get the most out of their music and businesses.

Our Approach

Our main goal is to deliver services and offer support which meets the aims and objectives of our clients. We don’t subscribe to the notion that ‘one size fits all’ and take time to understand the people we work with so we can provide the most suitable solution. We’re passionate about what we do and the people we work with.

We always look to build solid long-term relationships rather than offering quick one-off services, and we achieve best results for our clients when we are more closely involved in discussions, idea formulation and decision making.

We can offer our services on a delivery basis, or on a consultancy basis where we assist clients with carrying out the work themselves.

We actively practise what we preach through our own label, Lost My Dog Records, which has been going strong since 2005 and released close to 100 records from artists in every continent.

Our History

Kahua is a Hawaiian word meaning ‘platform’, ‘base’ or ‘foundation’. It is also used in the context of ‘playground’, ‘arena’ or ‘stage’. (We prefer to ignore the definition that says “detention camp”!!)

Kahua Music is based in the North-East of England and was formed in 2005, initially as a record store and award winning e-commerce site. Kahua’s promotions and publishing services were launched in late 2007/early 2008 offering specific services to record labels and artists working within the house genre.

As the business has developed these core services have expanded into the organisation that Kahua is today, offering a complete range of bespoke services covering online strategy, consultancy, mentoring and business development.

Team Kahua

Testimonials

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Our Work

Here you can see a selection of our projects, and the ace people we've worked with along the way.

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Our latest news, projects, thoughts on music promotion, the music industry and other stuff we dig.

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In June of 2013 Roland Nights release ‘Til The Morning’, on Lost My Dog Records, hit the top of the sales chart on Traxsource and stayed there for a month. As the EP was released on my own label and promoted through Kahua Music, this article unpicks first-hand the various factors around how this record, by a relatively unknown artist on a small record label with limited resources, was able to achieve this level of success.

With more and more digital promos dropping into the inboxes of club DJs, radio DJs, journalists, bloggers, A&R people, licensees and pretty much anybody who can help to add value to your music, making an impact with your promo deliveries is constantly getting harder. In this article we’re not looking at how to build attractive promo campaigns or present information in the right way, but how to manage your contacts and treat people in the right way.

The ultimate aim is to build up trust with the people you are sending music to so that they value your promos when they arrive in their inbox. Four very simple tips will help you achieve this goal.

The wait is over, and Rhythm Plate’s debut album ‘Off The Charts’ is set to drop on 9th September.
We’ve pressed up a very limited number of CDs, which are now available to pre-order. Payment will be taken immediately, and the CDs will be posted out on 9th September. Please be sure to select your region of the world when purchasing.

Phil Weeks’ ‘Crate Diggin’ project has been bubbling under for some time while the French DJ/Producer carefully selected 30 of the tracks that have been most influential to him over the past 15-20 years. Indeed many of the tracks – from artists including DJ Rasoul, DJ Sneak, Brett Johnson, Inland Knights, Rick Wade, Mood II Swing and LawnChair Generals – still feature as heavily in Phil’s DJ sets today as they did when originally released.

Over the past five years I’ve worked on hundreds of promo campaigns and marketing strategies for countless record labels in the dance music genre. But I can count on my 10 fingers the number of artists who have approached me directly about working with them and their music. It’s become clear to me that there are some unwritten ‘rules’ about who should be responsible for an artist’s promotion, and invariably the focus is on the record label. I’ve had conversations with artists in the past where they’ve said “we don’t do promotion, it is the job of the record labels.” But should that really be the case?

Lost My Dog are selling some super-limited edition CDs of Dale Howard’s ‘Prime Cuts’ compilation – the first in their series that will allow LMD artists select their favourite tracks from the label’s catalogue.

Joss Moog releases his debut album ‘Late Nite Beats’ on 14th June through Phil Weeks’ Robsoul Recordings. The Parisian has impressed with his releases on Robsoul since 2006, beginning with the much sought-after Room 25 EP, and has subsequently built up a discography including music for Magnetic, Maracuja, Kinjo, Exprezoo, Minority and Synchrophone.

When it comes to small independent record labels selling dance music, the primary focus is usually on DJs as being the customer. But there’s a much larger audience out there that often gets overlooked – the clubbers, and non-DJs who love dance music. If the DJ is the single guy or girl, stood in front of a room of 500 people, why does all the effort go into selling to that one person and not the 500?

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Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm

Contact info
Kahua Music Ltd
Office 13, Gateshead International Business Centre
Mulgrave Terrace
Gateshead
Tyne & Wear
NE8 1AN
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 0845 0943690
Email: contact@kahuamusic.com

Kahua Music Ltd | Company No: 6591897 | Registered in England & Wales

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