We power artists and champion heavy music
Klang Machine Music provides management and label services to artists in heavy music. Based in Europe’s music capital, London, we build on our founders’ decades of experience as artist managers, musicians and road crew in 50+ countries around the globe.
In 2020, we established our merchandising division, Black Tee Merch, focusing on print-on-demand and direct-to-fan sales.
In response to the unique circumstances faced by our artists during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring and summer of 2020, we created Tohuwabohu Festival, a worldwide streaming metal event. With full shows broadcast live from a traditional venue, it was among the first of its kind.
Kate started her adventures in music in 2002 as a sound engineer at London’s legendary music venue The Underworld. She has toured the world extensively since 2005 with bands including Finntroll, Carcass, Eluveitie, Immortal, Amon Amarth, and Monster Magnet, eventually expanding into tour and production management. Kate started her first artist management company in 2013 and has been instrumental in building KMM's merchandising and e-commerce capabilities. In 2022, she was selected for MMF UK’s Accelerator program, supported by YouTube Music and Arts Council England.
The recipient of a prestigious Swiss Music Award first established himself with with Switzerland's most successful metal band to date, Eluveitie, building a career spanning seven albums and numerous world tours on six continents from 2005 to 2016. He continues to create music with Cellar Darling, with whom he has released a further two albums on Nuclear Blast Records. Merlin manages artists since 2012 and has served on the board of directors at MMF Suisse, the Swiss association of music managers, from 2018 - 2020.