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Co-founded by managing director Chris Thompson and partner Ann-Marie in 2001 D A Recordings Ltd is a wholly privately owned online music promotions and marketing organisation supplying the music industry with a range of production, marketing, distribution and digital retail services.

Thompson began his musical career as producer with Hardcore Uproar releasing material through Absolute/All Around the World Records in the early 90’s. Subsequently studying on Britain’s first degree in Commercial Music, Chris graduated continuing to work as a producer in Birmingham and formed ‘Digital Animal Recordings’. Ann-Marie Taggart has a background in Business & Finance and has worked within the Internet Service Provider sector delivering connectivity and strategic management solutions for British Telecommunications PLC.

Building on their early success as a music production outfit, D A Recordings diversified in 2003 recruiting a core team in order to develop and deliver new products and services in the digital domain, to the highest standards, underpinned by dedicated customer support.

Having developed ‘emusu.com‘, its own unique end-to-end music download platform, D A’s core business is delivering this service to music businesses. D A Recordings has contracts with a mushrooming roster of record companies and artists providing their own exclusive music retail websites. D A hosts an extensive catalogue of recorded works on its secure servers under both exclusive and non exclusive license including repertoire from Sinatra, Gill Scott Heron, Shirley Bassey, Brian Eno, Happy Mondays, Jamiroquai, Missy Elliot, RUN DMC and music spanning classical, jazz, world, folk, blues, soul, reggae, dance and rock genres.

Products developed to date, the code that sits behind them, the network operator and creative industry partnerships formed, already deliver a great deal of the functionality envisioned by mainstream digital media commentators. D A’s connectivity and bandwidth suppliers have been carefully vetted to ensure it can provide the security and scalability to manage accelerated growth.

D A Recordings reports sales to chart compilers internationally and holds a Joint Online License (JOL) with the Performing Rights Society and Mechanical Copyright and Protection Society, collectively The Music Alliance. D A are members of Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL), the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and The Association of Independent Music (AIM). All D A products and services empower clients to trade legally within the framework of the music industry protected under these licence and membership agreements.

D A Recordings’ mission is to continuously improve its market-leading applications designed to drive economic growth, by empowering music businesses with their own brand secure digital content distribution and online retail presence. 2005 winner of the West Midlands Creative City Awards in the category of ‘Most Outstanding New Business’ D A is proud to partner with its music industry clients in pioneering one of the fastest growing markets in the global economy today.

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