Strictly Confidential is one of Europe’s leading independent publishers.
In 1987 the company kicked off as the publishing arm of the PIAS Group, taking care of PIAS signed artists exclusively. While maintaining its close relationship with PIAS, Strictly Confidential has developed its own roster of writers and composers over the years. Simultaneously, the company successfully explored its role as sub publisher. Today, Strictly Confidential is one of the biggest independent publishers in Europe with a catalogue consisting of approx. 50.000 original titles and controlling over 500.000 titles in total. More importantly, our company has earned the respect and trust of composers and clients worldwide, delivering the tailor made service they need.
The Strictly Confidential HQ is based in Brussels (Belgium) and we have memberships in Holland, France, UK, Spain and Germany. The international set-up of Strictly Confidential allows us to increase the speed of payments, limit administration expenses and give full creative support. We cover territories where we don’t have our own office by a network of carefully chosen sub publishers. Essentially, Strictly Confidential offers most of the advantages of a major publisher with regards to administration, while working on a smaller catalogue. This enables us to give every writer and catalogue the support and the attention he deserves.
Please check our international set-up in the Contacts section.
Thanks to its active a&r, the Strictly Confidential catalogue consists of compositions from eclectic artists/writers such as Editors, Soulwax, Front 242, Junior Jack, Goose, Millionaire, Ghinzu, Ozark Henry, Amparo Sanchez, Felix da Housecat, Vitalic, Hindi Zahra etc. Please check the International Strictly Confidential website as well as those of our local affiliates for an overview. Also, we firmly believe that 1 + 1 can be more than 2 and have entered into co publishing setups with the Crammed label (Bebel Gilberto, Cibelle, Taraf de Haidouks, Lonely Drifter Karen, …); Bang! (Saule, Girls In Hawaii, The Tellers), Class Action (Chromeo, Jori Hulkkonen), Tri-Tone (The Heartbreaks, Rose Elinor Dougall), Sentric, ...
As sub publisher, we are proud to represent essential catalogues such as La Petite Reine (The Artist, Asterix & Obelix Meet Cleopatra, Asterix at the Olympic Games, Mesrine, ...); Basic Groove/Le Racket (Laurent Garnier); Africa Nostra (Cesaria Evora); Wixen Music (Neil Young, George Harrison, The Black Keys) and many, many more. Besides that, we also represent individual artists like Jon Spencer (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), Nada Surf and Françoise Hardy. To know more, go to Catalogues.
Besides administration, we work actively on different types of publishing revenue. We pitch songs for covers and synchs on a daily basis via our address book of agencies, production companies, directors, and the like. Several Strictly Confidential compositions have been used in renowned movies, trailers, commercials, games and TV-programs while others have been placed on million selling albums. We are known for our creative input, quick turnaround and uncomplicated clearing process. Check Sync.
In the future Strictly Confidential will actively enhance its position as leading publisher in Europe. We will sign and develop the writers and composers we believe in and give the best possible service to the catalogues we represent. If you want to get in on the big secret, come join Strictly Confidential.