Founded in 2006 by Craig Jennings, with a roster consisting of Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine, Gallows, and Fightstar, Raw Power Management has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today the company looks after a roster of internationally successful acts including Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, At The Drive In and Of Mice & Men. Always retaining its punk spirited can-do ethos, over the last eleven years, Raw Power has also nurtured new talent and remains dedicated to the development of artists within the rock, metal and alternative sector.
By 2010, Raw Power had powered the success stories behind Gallows, Fightstar and Young Guns. Young Guns’ second album ‘Bones’ played strongly in the US market, with its title track being #1 song at Active Rock Radio in 2013. In 2011, Raw Power Management opened an office in Los Angeles, CA, USA, headed by Matt Ash, followed shortly by the first American act to join the roster (Of Mice & Men). International expansion has continued ever since with the signings of US acts At The Drive-In, Le Butcherettes, Gone Is Gone and Cane Hill.
Though not exclusive, a strategic partnership has been established in recording with Spinefarm/Universal for the label ‘Search and Destroy’. Originally a JV with Sony, the label focused on new talent with the first releases (Don Broco’s ‘Priorities’ and While She Sleeps’ ‘This Is The Six’) achieving top ten positions in the UK. The label has grown strength to strength ever sense, and will release albums from Bullet For My Valentine, The Damned, Atreyu, Black Foxxes and SHVPES in 2018.
Raw Power has also been active in the brand business on behalf of its artists with appropriate campaigns being executed for Coca-Cola, Relentless, Samsung, Foot Locker, Monster Energy, Red Bull, Nike, Jagermeister, Converse, Vans and Dr Martens.
The company also announced its newest venture ‘Funhouse Producers’, an growing arm of the company which represents world-renowend British and American producers.
2017 was a strong a year as ever for Raw Power. Releases from At The Drive In, Mallory Knox and While She Sleeps continued the company’s legacy for A&R’ing and releasing quality records, whilst setting up multiple releases for 2018. This year sees releases from Bullet For My Valentine, Don Broco, Moose Blood, Of Mice & Men, SHVPES, Dead!, Cane Hill, Black Foxxes, Boston Manor and more.