SPKR is a multifaceted, independent media group specializing in the discovery, manufacturing, distribution and presentation of high quality music and art.
With offices in both Germany and the United States, SPKR serves as the umbrella company for a number of carefully-curated, boutique record labels dedicated to releasing music from passionate, forward-thinking artists. Included under the SPKR banner are the highly-respected brands Prophecy Productions, an eccentric underground imprint, formed in 1996, that has released seminal recordings from some of the most respected acts, Dependent Records, an electronic music label, formed in 1998, that has given rise to some of the style’s most influential names and the niche book publishing company Index Verlag.
SPKR also operates as a manufacturing and distributing arm for labels such as House of Mythology, designs and sells individual merchandise lines, oversees operations at its world-renowned recording studio, Klangschmiede Studio E, and both organizes and curates unique cultural events at atypical locations such as churches or natural caves.
Via a wealth of creative ideas, unwavering dedication to its family of artists and forward-thinking vision, SPKR is forging the future.
SPKR products are distributed worldwide via a strong direct b2b network and through traditional retail. Our distribution partners include eOne (USA / Canada), Soulfood as well as Alive AG (Germany / Austria), Non Stop (Switzerland), Audioglobe (Italy), Plastichead (UK), Soundworks (France), Border (Sweden / Norway / Denmark), Mystic (Poland / Czech Republic) and Supersounds (Finland). Our catalog titles are available through all relevant digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Legions of loyal customers also rely on the individual online shops of SPKR's imprints, which deliver from dedicated warehouses in central Europe and the U.S.
SPKR's imprints and artists have earned many accolades and achievements, including regular sales chart entries, industry awards, and the bestowment of multiple Silver Awards from The Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA) in recognition of the sale of more than 20,000 individual albums in Europe by the bands Empyrium, Dornenreich, The Vision Bleak, Alcest and Sol Invictus.
SPKR is a member of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association
(Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V., the Global Music Rights Agency
(Merlin Network BV), the German Performing Rights Society (GEMA – ordentliches Mitglied), the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the Independent Record Label Association (VUT).