We are CI, helping independent music to thrive


Our story

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

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Alex Mein Smith

Operations Manager

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Chi Le Minh

General Manager - CI Vietnam

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Shaun Yule

Support + Business Administration

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Kieron Faller

General Manager

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Summer Kim

Head of Business Development

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Alejandra Galeano

Support

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Tomas Paliunas

Support

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Rob Weitzner

Business Development

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Barry Gray

Support

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Ny Nguyen

Support

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Nhi Phan

Support

About CI

Since 2003, CI has been delivering digital music for the independent sector, from labels, distributors and aggregators to download and streaming services. We help the indies deliver content to at least the same technical standard as the majors, helping to level the digital playing field for independents.

Our HQ

8-10 Rhoda Street
London
E2 7EF
UK

+44 207 729 8493

Newsletter

We keep you up to date with developments within CI and in the wider digital music market.