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Un Petit Julenetworking – Meet DIFFER-ANT

Asbjørn Hæstrup

Again this year, we’re celebrating the coming of Christmas by inviting over around 20 prominent French music industry professionals to meet the Danish industry at Un Petit Julenetworking. Before the networking commences on November 30th, we’ll be introducing you to some of people that you can meet. Here’s a small bio on Stephanie Rophille of DIFFER-ANT.

Name: Stephanie Rophille

Company: DIFFER-ANT

Based in: Montreuil (Paris suburbs)

Title: Label Manager

Can you tell us a bit about your company? Physical and digital distribution (also Export) – for French labels and overseas ones, including: !K7, Secretly Canadian Distribution, One Little Indian, Thrill Jockey, Analog Africa, Cargo (UK and GER), Daptone, Essential, Fat Beats, SRD, Glitterhouse, Distrolux, Revolver and Slovenly.

Can you tell us a bit about what you do at DIFFER-ANT? Optimizing each release by anticipating each step with the label, talking about promo and sales/prices strategy and collecting all useful info in order to create sales documents. We do distribution with a large range of indie shops and chains, but we also mainly do label services. As I also have 7 years’ experience as executive producer for PIAS LE LABEL (Fr), I can understand main labels issues and think about solutions with them.

Can you name a few acts that you yourself work with? French Bands: MARIE MODIANO, GASPARD ROYANT, LAURA CAHEN, MAGNETIX, MOON GOGO, 49 SWIMMING POOLS, SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU.

International Bands: THEE OH SEES, TY SEGALL, WOODS, CHAIN & THE GANG, KELLEY STOLTZ

Best live show you have ever seen, hands down? So many stunning shows… I would say Anna Meredith. But I could also talk about Thee Oh Sees, or The Chap or Idles or all Shabaka Hutchings projects or The Fall or Metz or KXP or Housewives…