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Client: Leftfield – Alternative Light Source

Client: AIM Independent Music Awards

Client: Gramofon

Client: Trojan Records

Client: Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Client: Alt-J – This Is All Yours

Client: Jack Savoretti – Written In Scars

Client: Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments To An Elegy

Client: The Charlatans – Modern Nature

Client: Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Pleasuredome Box Set

Client: Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Client: Dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip – Repent Replenish Repeat

Client: Domino Records

Client: Drenge – Drenge

Client: Infectious Music

Client: Local Natives – Hummingbird

Client: Moby – Innocents

Client: BBC Playlister

Client: Generator

Client: Ry X – Berlin

Client: Special Request – Soul Music

Client: Villagers – Awayland

Client: The Acid – EP

Client: These New Puritans – Field of Reeds

Who we are

Darren Hemmings founded Motive Unknown in September 2011. The company's first client was Infectious Music and the first campaign was Alt-J's platinum-selling "An Awesome Wave". Since then, clients have included Sony RED, Domino Records, Brownswood, BMG Rights Management, Fabric, PIAS and more, across campaigns for the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Moby, Faith No More, Jack Savoretti, Superdiscount, Drenge and Villagers among others. In addition to artist campaigns the company also handles all partnerships and marketing for the AIM Independent Music Awards and teaches digital marketing practice for the likes of Generator, AIM and IMRO among others.

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