We are CI, helping independent music to thrive
CI was founded in 2002 to fill a growing need in the music industry. The independent sector was finding it difficult to deal with the variety and complexity of digital music delivery in those early days of downloading. Our co-founders, Paul Sanders and Philip Crewdson, saw that the only way the indies would be able to access the digital market would be to pool their resources to build and maintain a technical delivery platform. This grew into CI.
Over the years since, we have grown organically so that we now hold almost 2.5 million tracks on behalf of 150 clients, who collectively represent around 8000 record labels. We made 20 million track deliveries in 2015, and we manage this by having great systems – almost entirely automated so that our team can spend their time helping our clients to get the most out of their relationship with CI.
"Support has been great when I’ve had any questions or concerns"
- Jessie Schroeder, Hopeless Records
Meet the CI team
Alex Mein Smith
Chi Le Minh
General Manager - CI Vietnam
Support + Business Administration
Head of Business Development