Communion Music is an artist-led organization which combines elements of live promotion, publishing and recording to create a hub for artists to develop and flourish in an increasingly competitive music industry environment. Communion encourages musical communities to grow and flourish between artists and their respective audiences.
The organization was founded in London in 2006 by musicians Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear's Den), and producer Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers, Travis, Beautiful South) in the basement bar of Notting Hill Arts Club. It quickly grew in a flourishing community of musicians and fans, providing an independent platform for the best young artists. In recent years, Communion Records has released records by Ben Howard, Gotye, Michael Kiwanuka, Tennis, Nick Mulvey, Willy Mason, Rubblebucket, Matthew and the Atlas, Bad Suns, Deap Vally, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bear's Den, Daughter and more.
Communion Presents is the live promotion aspect of the organization which has curated a series of monthly showcases in 15 cities across the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. The goal is to introduce emergent and established artists in a creative environment which is known for embracing collaboration and mutual support. A full fledged promotions company, Communion produces events in venues with capacities from 150 to 10,000.