The Redferns music photography collection captures thousands of legendary as well as upcoming underground acts at live performances, private shoots and special events.

The collection spans artists from 19th-century classical composers to pioneering jazz and blues musicians and the hottest alternative, rock, country and hip hop performers of today.

Founder David Redfern, who is still shooting for the collection, has covered a vast array of both established artists and upcoming talent over the past 50 years from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles. The collection continues to grow with this eclectic mix as its primary focus/goal.

Today, our Redferns photographers are capturing artists throughout Europe and America covering everything from Glastonbury to British Summertime in Hyde Park to SWSX in Austin Texas. Our photographers expand their coverage to include exclusive behind the scenes backstage content, portraiture wherever possible. Many of the photographers connected to the Redferns brand shoot for the passion they feel for the subject.

Renowned music photographers from across the globe are joining Redferns regularly, knowing that their exclusive archival imagery, as well as anything they are shooting now and in the future, will benefit from one of the best distribution platforms in the world. Signings from 2013 include Andy Willsher and Phil Bourne and 2014 already has Carsten Windhorst in the wings. All three of these photographers are well known current music photographers shooting for some of the most prestigious music publications in the UK.

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  • 179340699. BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: Una Healy of the Saturdays performs on stage on Day 2 of Fusion Festival 2013 at Cofton Park on September 1, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 180643643. LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Leonard Cohen performs live on stage at O2 Arena on September 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 180650958. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 15: George Daniel, Matthew Healy and Ross MacDonald of The 1975 perform on stage at Newcastle University on September 15, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Tommy Jackson/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 180970683. LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs on stage at Brixton Academy on September 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Broussely/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 181587360. SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 22: Tim Burgess performs on stage at Queens Social Club on September 22, 2013 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 182048947. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 27: Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice performs on stage at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on September 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 182081159. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 27: Camo & Krooked perform onstage at the Hospitality Records 'Hospitality Round 3' event at Brixton Academy on September 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 182647012. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 29: Tinie Tempah performs live on stage at the Unity concert in memory of Stephen Lawrence at O2 Arena on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 183008908. MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Jay-Z performs on stage at Phones 4 U Arena on October 3, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 183984884. MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 10: Heather Small of M People performs on stage at Manchester Arena on October 10, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 184308431. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: Hardwell performs during a date of the I Am Hardwell tour on stage at Brixton Academy on October 12, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 184629264. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 14: Iggy Azalea performs on stage at supperclub on October 14, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 185503749. GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 21: Taylor Rice of Local Natives performs on stage at The Arches on October 21, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Gilmore/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 185592916. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22: Jonathan Wilson performs live on stage at The Royal Festival Hall on October 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 185758965. MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: Ville Valo of HIM performs on stage at Manchester Academy on October 24, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 185897100. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Kurt Samuel Vile performs on stage at Terminal 5 on October 25, 2013 in New York, New York. (Photo by Gaelle Beri/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 186260205. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 29: Jessie J performs live on stage at the O2 Arena on October 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 186500316. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 31: Chris Rea performs live on stage during day 3 of Bluesfest 2013 at The Royal Albert Hall on October 31, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 187070047. CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: P!nk performs on stage at United Center on November 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 187287974. BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 07: Gary Numan performs on stage at O2 Academy on November 7, 2013 in Bristol, United Kingdom. (Photo by Adam Gasson/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 187802219. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Asaf Avidan performs on stage at Shepherds Bush Empire on November 12, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 450277431. PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 17: Wesley Schultz from The Lumineers performs at Le Zenith on November 17, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 450566689. BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 14: Walshy Fire of Major Lazer performs live during a concert at the Columbiahalle on November 14, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 452573865. BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 29: Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry performs onstage during the UK leg of the band's Pioneer 2013 World tour at The Institute on November 29, 2013 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 452737913. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 30: Leona Lewis poses backstage at G-A-Y club night at Heaven on November 30, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 453839055. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 05: Jason James of Bullet For Valentine performs on stage at Wembley Arena on December 5, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 454023215. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 06: Sharlene Hector of Basement Jaxx performs on stage at Brixton Academy on December 6, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 454941303. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 10: Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach performs on stage at Brixton Academy on December 10, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Annabel Staff/Redferns via Getty Images)
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  • 459685799. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Synster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold performs on stage at Wembley Arena on December 1, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images)
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In 2013, one off opportunities arose for spectacular coverage of The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury, Rihanna’s Diamond Tour, Justin Beiber, The Killers as well as the more intimate shows including Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, Haim, Palma Violets, Aluna George, The 1975.
In total last year, we covered almost 3,600 events with around 200 brand new images per day being added to the site.

In 2014, we will be covering tours from artists such as Prince, Elton John, The Eagles, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Patti Smith, Chvrches, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Manic Street Preachers, Elbow and so much more. We will be at all the major music festivals again this year and will be looking to extend our coverage to include more Eastern European music events. There are lots of upcoming festivals such as Hideout in Croatic and Sziget in Budapest that are screaming out for media coverage.
The vast Redferns archives are still turning up many fresh finds too, with over 10,000 pictures going online in 2013, newly scanned both by contributors and from the Redferns files housed at Getty Images Archives in London.

So onward and upwards (and outwards) Redferns continues, proving hands down along the way that this collection will provide a vast array of quality images like no other, so satisfying the research hunger of any picture person.

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