What We Do
We are a new breed of music company offering a wide range of creative and business services to artists and writer/producers. We produce records, manage artists, run a label, a booking agency and a publishing/sync company. In short, we make music and take it to market, looking after the well being and interests of those involved.
With our longstanding personal relationships with music executives around the world we are well placed to open doors. 20 years of experience have given us the knowledge required to do the right thing at the right time.
If your idea is to build a career in the “music business”, please notice how music comes before business.
Where We Do It
We are located just south of the River Thames near Tower Bridge in London, the greatest music capital in the world.
From Whence We Came
The Animal Farm is owned by brothers Mat and Ville Leppanen whose careers started in 1993 as staff songwriters on Bob Grace’s Empire Music. Between 1998 – 2003 the brothers released albums and toured (with bands like Blink 182, Alkaline Trio, At The Drive-In, The Ataris, and Less Than Jake and many more) as members of punk band Snowdogs, signed to Victory Records US. In 2003 the Leppanens stopped touring to set up The Animal Farm.
One of Mat’s career highlighs was playing at Whisky A Go Go on the same stage where Van Halen had played decades earlier. Ville’s moment of zen was singing the Finnish national anthem in the England v. Finland World Cup qualifier at Anfield in 2001.
The Animal Farm are proud sponsors of Imiria, a young girl from Zambia, and Orlin, a young boy from Honduras. Our financial assistance helps Imiria and Orlin get an education and health care, provides their villages with clean drinking water and helps their local communities get other necessary things which many of us in the UK take for granted.
We also give financial support to Amnesty. Why? Because thinking should be allowed.