Lucky Number is a London based Independent Music Company that was formed in 2005 by long-term friends Stephen Richards and Michael Morley, who met whilst working at Zomba for Jive Records and Head of A&R at Zomba Music Publishing respectively. At Zomba, and then at the renamed Imagem, Michael signed and developed now renowned acts, such as Daft Punk, Vampire Weekend and MIA.
Lucky Number was active solely as an Independent Record Label until June 2013 when Michael left his joint-role as Head of A&R for Imagem to start up our Publishing arm. Our initial signings are FTSE, from the Midlands, and Eyedress, from Manila (recently signed to XL Records) and both are already making strong online impact, with debut albums scheduled for 2015.
The Label was the UK home for Sebastien Tellier and the International partner for multi-award winning artist Gotye‘s debut album, ‘Like Drawing Blood’, across Europe and Japan. The current roster includes Darwin Deez, FTSE, Caged Animals and Sleigh Bells
The passion and 20 years of knowledge that both Stephen and Michael possess from opposite sides of the label/publishing line, together with their 9 years of joint experience running a label from scratch, provide them with a uniquely valuable view of the joins required for successful independent music business.
Why Lucky Number? Well….there is a strange but special reason why almost every one of us has a special feeling about our favourite ‘lucky’ number, whether it’s a reference to something special that happened to us, or because somebody special happened to us, or when they were born, or we were born or whatever. The basic rationale behind our label is that we hope, in each of our songs and releases to create a special recording or “number”, (as they often introduce songs as at gigs), which in some indefinable way feels special, or lucky, for us and for you. We are not concerned with genre – hence the music we’re talking about is kind of indefinable in this way. It’s just important that it sounds great, sounds special and feels lucky!