Nick Raphael – President of Capitol Records (Universal)
I have known Andy Lysandrou and worked closely with him since 1997. We have had various hit records together including True Steppers Feat Victoria Beckham & Dane Bowers, which Andy co-wrote, co-produced, marketed & Promoted on his Ice Cream label before BMG signed it. He was also involved in Double 99 “RIPGROOVE’ the first pioneering UK garage track that paved the way for a new scene, taking an underground sound to commercial radio and chart success.
Andy is quick to pick up on future hit records and has the ability to work a hit record from scratch, using his tried and tested formula, getting the right record to the right club and radio DJS, which has worked many times. Generally, Andy knows all aspects of the music business and, with his team of hit making writers/producers/re-mixers, could assist any potential talent looking to enter the industry.
DJ Spoony – Jonathan Joseph : Rinse FM / Spoony’s House
Mark Furman – Business Affairs Director (Virgin Records)
Andy has good experience of all aspects of the music business and with his contacts, knowledge and commitment would be in a position to give great help and support to any new talent looking to enter the music industry.
Jonny L – Artist / Writer / Producer
bea1 has the experience and skill to place virtually any genre of music into the right hands.
No 1: Billboard WTS Ft Gia – One Night
Thomas Teago – Artist, Singer & Songwriter
I can’t thank Andy and the bea1 team enough for the work that they’ve done with my promo single ‘Thinkin Bout You’. The team really do put in the work, they made sure that not only does my music reach a wider audience and get to the right people, but from the results that the guys have achieved for me this has brought huge recognition and opened many doors for me as an artist with DJs, Producers and Labels.
They’re more than just a promotional team to me now they’re family because they’ve set out new & exciting opportunities for me as an artist and without the hard work the guys at bea1 have put in, none of this would of happened. Andy always has time for you and is always available on the phone should you ever want any information on how your campaign is going.
Once again Thanks bea1 for everything, you’re the real deal for sure. Looking forward to the next campaign …….
Colin Francis – International DJ/Producer and mixed Marbella 2014/2015 comp albums (Ministry Of Sound)
Fizical Danger (Dappadan Entertainment)
It’s been a pleasure working with Andy and bea1, key plays at the start from Tastemakers Spoony (Rinse FM) & Cartier (Rinse FM), Matt Jam Lamont on Radio 1/1Xtra, to regular contact throughout the campaign……..Not to mention the banging remix from Mr Bad Habit. It has put me in a great position for releasing my second single.
The Layabouts – Artists/Writers/Producers
The guys at bea1 have an extensive knowledge of the underground music scene in the U.K. With a history in the business stretching over 20 years, they understand the importance of growing a record from the grass roots. We believe this is essential when trusting a company handling your record promotion.
Rubi Dan – Artist/Writer/Producer
bea1 offered me a 12 week promotion campaign suiting my individual needs. They gave good sound advice all the way through with regular campaign updates. bea1 did everything they said they would.. They kept me up to date and the DJ feedback at the end of campaign was very informative. My 1st solo project entered the iloveukg.com chart at #2. bea1 services are paramount for artistes such as myself and I will strongly recommend them to any individual trying to break into the industry. Good music needs great exposure. Keep doing your thing bea1.. Big Ups..
Tru Sub – Artists & Producers
“bea1 nailed a perfect campaign for our debut album ‘#bassporn’ by Daniel Walker & Tru Sub reaching number 1 in the UKG singles and album charts on www.junodownload.com and gaining support from major UK stations such as Kiss & Capital alongside being featured on the elite DJ’s most prestigious album ‘ CD Pool’ August and October 2014 editions. Tru Sub highly recommend bea1 for any quality artists wanting to gain the next level of exposure in the right places”
NJC – Artist, Writer, Producer & Record label boss (Ambiel Music)
“bea1 are the go-to promo company for cutting edge dance / urban / electronic radio and club promotions, we cannot boost them enough. If your after quality and real action then your at the right place. We have a label that doesn’t fit into the traditional genre brackets, so we struggled to get noticed until we found beat1’s team of passionate music pushers. They have a real grip on the underground and thats where it all starts. If your underground by definition then don’t waist your money and time with those boutique PR companies, as they cannot connect you like bea1 can.”
Emily Kay – Singer & Song writer
This is no exaggeration but I can see why bea1 are by far the UK’s number 1 online specialist music service. I’ve only worked with bea1 for a short while but I’m so happy with their service and professionalism. The bea1 team are friendly, always contactable and most importantly they keep you updated on your progress.
I just feel as an artist, when you put your trust and faith in specialists to do the best they can do with your campaign, you should feel you’re in the right hands and with bea1 I got that exact feeling. My first campaign with bea1 was for my single ‘Hey Good Looking’ which (thanks to the bea1 team) entered the ‘iLoveUKG Chart’ at number 5 http://iloveukg.com/new-iloveukgchart-2501?ref=iloveukg and is receiving heavy rotation on underground radio stations across the UK.
For anyone looking for a quality, professional music specialist service where you’re not just told what you want to hear but where the specialists cater to what you the artist needs; then bea1 comes highly recommended. It’s a pleasure working with you bea1 and I wish you every success.
Best regards Emily Kay
DaveLucas/DJ Impact/MIB – Highly Swung Records
It was great working with Andy, Steve & all the team at bea1, we received a level of service with that extra element of personal customization to it. Our Campaign was strategic, professional & most of all effective, even last minute alteration requests that could have presented problems with our campaign were dealt with swiftly & effectively.
Their easy to use promo & feedback system has had a lot of thought & time put into it making it a vital tool for everyone involved in a campaign, DJs & bea1 clients alike. Also their use of social media (twitter) was key in my opinion, interaction with the artist involved & other interested parties like fellow DJ & the public is never a bad thing.
Ultimately, using bea1’s services, the launch of our record label & first release has made the right noises in the right places. We will not regret this decision.
Thanks bea1, it been a pleasure working with you
Amadu – Director (Aretas Records)
I am Pleased to recommend Andy and his company bea1, to anyone who may need a strategic campaign to get their music out there. Be it to radio, both regional and national or mainstream club Djs and taste-makers.
Having worked with bea1 on two separate campaigns, each campaign was tailored based on the individual track enabling it to reach its desired audience.
Raha Poostchi – Bass Adjustment
We have worked several times with the bea1 team and we have always been very happy with the results. They managed to get our music heard by choosing the right tracks that have the most potential, the right DJs for the remixes and got us airplay on radios and slots on compilation CDs. Not only do they set-up a completely individual promo campaign tailored perfectly for our needs but they also consult us on all other matters concerning our music. Basically, bea1 is there for us 24/7 and you can feel that they really care about their artists – which is a special & rare thing in the music business.
All in all, it is pure pleasure to work with the guys at bea1 and we are looking forward to big news coming soon. 🙂
MAJ – Artist
Nothing but good things to say about the bea1 team. Ive worked with other marketing companies in the past and nothing has compared. These guys go the extra mile for my records and I can see that they genuinely want to see me succeed. They show luv for my records, there’s continuous communication and more importantly they show me results. What more could I want.
Kit Rice – Artist
I’ve been working with bea1 on my last 2 releases & they have really helped elevate my online presence & radio plays! The team are a joy to work with, Andy rings me up everyday if not every week with good news! If you’re looking for the professionals you have come to the right place! I highly recommend bea1!
All the best, KIT