Independent Label Market

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The Independent Label Market is an open market founded by Joe Daniel and Katie Riding that provides a venue for the proprietors of over 160[1] independent record labels to sell their products to the public.[2][3] The market also provides an opportunity for listeners to meet the founders of record labels and some of the artists.[4][5]

History[edit]

The Independent Label Market was first set up in May 2011 on Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom,[6] and has since returned twice a year to Old Spitalfields Market. The market is held in conjunction with the London Brewers Market.[7]

The market also launched in Brooklyn, New york in October 2011, Silverlake, Los Angeles in November 2012, Toronto in June 2013,.[8][9][10][11] and Glasgow in October 2013.[12]

Some of the labels that take part in the market include Rough Trade, Mute, XL, Domino, Fabric, 4AD, DFA Records, Angular Records, R&S, Infectious, Bella Union and Fool's Gold. Notable appearances at the market's stalls include Diplo, Gilles Peterson, Coldcut, Daniel Miller, Simon Raymonde, Erol Alkan, Tim Burgess and Edwyn Collins.[13]

Many recordings on vinyl are to be found at the market stalls.[14] As well, some artists have made special releases available exclusively at the various markets. Some examples of these have been: 200 signed copies of Portishead’s ‘Chase the Tear’ 12” where all profits from the sales went to Amnesty International, Young Turks auction of the only copy of a Jamie xx remix of Radiohead’s ‘Bloom’, Richard Russell’s 20 hand-made rave/grime/garage/jungle/dubstep mixtapes for the XL stall, and the only signed copy of Elton John’s “Are You Ready For Love” on pink, half speed cut 220gsm vinyl.

Labels[edit]

The labels that have taken part in the markets are:

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