Paris-headquartered Because Music was founded by Emmanuel De Buretel in 2005.
De Buretel was the former president of Virgin Records France and EMI Continental Europe.
Because runs both its founding French company and a UK company (Because Music Ltd) via an office in London.
The company’s biggest successes down the years include Christine & The Queens, Metronomy, Justice, and Major Lazer.
Because Music acquisitions and expansion
In August 2017, Because announced its acquisition of the London Records catalog from Warner Music Group as part of WMG’s divestments to the independent sector in the wake of its acquisition of Parlophone.
In September 2017, Because announced it had also acquired the catalog of the Beta Band via the WMG divestments.