ARC Music

ARC Music was established in 1976 to preserve the ethnic music of world cultures, and to spread traditional and original music with a positive message

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Established in 1976, ARC Music offers the largest and finest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the globe. Our unrivalled repertoire contains over 750 recordings of ethnic music from over 120 countries and cultures the world over.

Our music is highly sought after by music collectors, teachers, libraries and production companies and has pride of place in some of the finest education establishments and institutions in the world.

Additionally our music is used regularly in films and by TV producers worldwide. Notable recent placements include ‘James Bond – Skyfall’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘The Dictator’, ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’, ‘Prince of Persia’, ‘Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ and ‘James Bond 007: Casino Royale’, among many others.

"ARC Music... seem to have access to a bottomless wealth of folk and roots music from every corner of the world..." – Songlines

"...uniformly breathtaking." - Pulse! Tower, USA

"...riveting intensity..." - Rhythm Music, USA

"ARC Music is absolutely VITAL to any serious world music operation." - DX Radio Network, USA

"Those familiar with some of the staggering array of world music produced by ARC Music, the oldest such label... will be aware that they not only introduce the listener to fine traditional music but also to tradition as a template for the production of music that is new and creatively substantial. By eschewing the ephemerally trendy in order to feature such highly talented artists... they ensure that the tradition will never die." - Diaspora Worldbeat, Australia



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