NMC Recordings is a multi-award-winning new music record label and charity. Founded by composer Colin Matthews OBE in 1988 with our first release in 1989, we are devoted to enriching cultural life by connecting listeners around the world with exceptional contemporary classical music by composers from Britain and Ireland. We believe new music is a dynamic and engaging art-form and seek to inspire and challenge audiences through the release and promotion of recordings, innovative artistic partnerships, and exciting education work for young people.
Over the last 34 years NMC has released over 300 recordings of high-quality performances featuring more than 600 major international artists and ensembles and works by over 400 composers. Our recordings are available worldwide, and in the last five years, have received circa 16 million downloads and streams in addition to more than 35,000 CD sales. Our non-deletion policy, combined with online access, means all our recordings are kept permanently accessible to the public, enabling us to become a national archive of British and Irish contemporary classical music.