Chandos Music Limited was founded in 1961 by Brian Couzens as a publishing house specialising in Brass Band and TV and Radio production music. Composers and arrangers at that time included Gordon Langford, Ernest Tomlinson, Ron Goodwin, Robert Docker, Temple Abady and Jack Byfield.
An interest in recording later saw the founding of Chandos Records Limited and the two companies worked side by side to promote a great deal of neglected music. Editions by in-house editors, conductors and performers, have included many works by Johan Nepomuk Hummel and John Field. Twentieth century composers include vocal works by Sir Edward Elgar and Sir Thomas Armstrong and three symphonies and several concertos by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.
The catalogues now include Brass and Wind band, Vocal Music (including male voice choir), Harp arrangements by Marie Goosens, and an Orchestral hire library.
Chandos Music is an active member of PRS, MCPS and the MPA.
In 2006 all of its publishing catalogues were licensed to Stephen Hogger trading as Chandos Music Supplies.