Centaur Entertainment is founded on the principles of guidance and protection demonstrated in ancient Greek Mythology. Centaurs were demi-gods and decendants of Centaurus, a son of the music god Apollo.
Our primary mission is to preserve the rights of music artists and producers by releasing licensed music, mixed and remastered by world renowned DJ's. In addition, through music, we strive to raise money and awarness for philanthropies that protect human rights. As advisors on quality music, trust Centaur Entertainment to guide the way toward innovative music compilations.
Centaur Entertainment, Inc. is an entertainment company started in 1997. Centaur currently has three divisions, Centaur Music, Centaur Marketing, and Centaur Distribution, plus an Internet store.
Centaur Music is a record label specializing in dance and pop music with an emphasis on gay and lesbian artists. Having just celebrated 10 years in business, Centaur Music is proud to have been the first indie to receive a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Song with "When Will You Learn" written and performed by Boy George. Centaur Music has also become the premier producer of benefit/charity albums. The mega-hit DANCE WITH ANGELS benefit album represents the first time that artists Madonna, Janet Jackson, Sting, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Barry Manilow and others appeared together on an independent record label. Centaur Music also specializes in soundtracks to gay films including such films as LATTER DAYS and CIRCUIT.
Centaur Marketing provides marketing services to both in-house events and third party companies, events and artists. Centaur has created premiums and marketing programs for brands such as ABSOLUT, the Human Rights Campaign, Midori, OUT Magazine, 1-800-GAY-LIVE, and many more. This division is also responsible for launching the various Tours that support DJ dance series like Global Groove and Gay Days, and working with businesses who sponsor these Tours.
Centaur Distribution distributes music from both Centaur and other companies and artist through stores across the U.S., internationally and on the Internet, including the digital stores like iTunes. This division also has direct access to retail marketing programs to help increase visibility for distributed titles at the retail level.
Centaur is proud that through music we have helped charitable organizations raise over $2 million. Some of these organizations include: