We power artists in heavy & alternative music.

Klang Machine Music is an independent artist management agency and record label.

Our artists have won awards, played major festivals and tours around the world, signed deals with leading record labels, released music independently on their own terms, built successful e-commerce stores, and have seen their music appear in major playlists, radio shows, and national album charts.

Based in Europe’s music capital, London, we build on our founders’ combined 30 years of experience as artist managers and touring professionals in over 50 countries around the globe, while our philosophy draws on the artist perspective provided by our co-founder Merlin Sutter's own career as a successful musician.

We are proud members of MMF U.K. and the Association of Independent Music.

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Customer service

For inquiries about an order in our store, please be sure to include your order number. Thank you.

Demo submissions

If you would like to submit your music for consideration at Klang Machine Records, please send us a short bio and a link to your best song (Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, Google Drive / Dropbox / etc.) using the contact form above. We listen to everything and aim to respond to each submission.

For management, we are not currently considering unsolicited material.

Please note that we are not a booking agency.

  • Kate Piatkowska


    Kate started her music industry career in 2002 as a sound engineer at London’s legendary music venue The Underworld.  Since then she has toured the world extensively with bands including Finntroll, Carcass, Eluveitie, Immortal, Amon Amarth, and Monster Magnet, eventually expanding into tour production and artist management. Kate started her first artist management company in 2013, which gradually morphed into Klang Machine Music. In 2022, she was selected for MMF UK’s Accelerator program, supported by YouTube Music and Arts Council England.

  • Merlin Sutter


    The recipient of a prestigious Swiss Music Award first established himself 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 earned his MA in International Music Management from the University for the Creative Arts, manages artists since 2012 and has served on the board of directors at MMF Suisse, the Swiss association of music managers, from 2018 - 2020.