Online Strategy - engage your audience
Retail & Distribution Strategy - make your releases stand out
Profile Building - grow your audience & access more opportunities
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.
Online Strategy & Profile Building
Bespoke strategies that make the most of your online presence. Engage and grow your fanbase, raise your profile, increase reach.
Step your business up to the next level through tailored planning, consultancy and mentoring services.
Your online content kept up to date – including websites, blogs, audio and video – to maintain consistency and fan engagement.
Music Publishing Administration
Administration of your songwriting copyright. Collect royalties for mechanical and performance royalties.
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 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.
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.
Founder & Managing Director
Kahua was founded and is headed up by Ian. He has worked in the music industry for more than 15 years initially as a DJ and subsequently in retail, music publishing, promotions and strategy. He is also co-founder of deep house label Lost My Dog Records and music-tech company Transmit Promo.
Online & Publishing Assistant
Sam is responsible for maintaining the online profiles of Kahua Music and our clients, as well as looking after our publishing catalogue. He has a background in publishing, music production and has received a B(Mus)Hons degree from University. His main music love is Glitch Hop and Dubstep, and he’s developing a keen ear for quality house!