Parenthèses Records started of as a witness of some of the incredible new musical collaborations that emerged out of Freeform, the bi-monthly improvisation evenings curated by KULCHA Multicultural Arts of Western Australia in 2009/2010, aiming at getting musicians of different cultural and musical backgrounds to play together in an open and creative way, free from some of the protocols of performer/audience convention.

From watching these new groups form and grow in new ideas, became the desire to start a releasing platform and to become a nevralgic centre for musicians keen to apprehend cultural cross-collaboration and musical exploration spanning through various idioms sitting at the crossroads between tradition and continuum.

Born in Perth - Australia, the label has now relocated in Brussels - Belgium.


1.1 These are the direct licensing guidelines of Parenthèses Records. At present we do not have the capacity to directly licence any of our sound recordings or music videos for public performance or transmission.

1.2 Given the legal and administrative costs involved with direct licensing we are unable to offer direct licenses at competitive rates for public performance or transmission. We will review our position every 12 months to consider whether the size and skill base of our organisation enables us to engage in direct licensing.

1.3 In the meantime, if you require a licence for the public performance or transmission of one of our sound recordings or music videos you should contact the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) at or call (02) 8569 1111.

1.4 Other licences not available through PPCA
• Licences for DJs
• Licences for samples, mixes or mashup CDs
• Licences for on-demand “streaming”
• Synchronisation licences for music for film & television
• Licences for CD or DVD Compilations

To enquire about any of the above licenses, or any other licenses not covered herein, please contact Alexis Courtin on 0406 297 944 or email

1.5 If you wish to provide any feedback or comments on our direct licensing policy, please email us at