Independent Label Market will be returning to London for a third time on Saturday 19th May, 2012, to Old Spitalfields Market. Since launching on Berwick Street in May 2011, Independent Label Market has brought together the founders of some the World's greatest Independent Record Labels on both sides of the Atlantic to sell their fresh vinyl produce directly to the public at that traditional goods exchange – a market stall.
As the music industry embraces mp3s and a more digital strategy, Independent Label Market is proving to be an valuable reminder of how music retail can be a social affair; people hanging out together as a community and buying records.
“This turned out to be the surprise most fun and satisfying event of the year so far. With the atmosphere of the best festival and a real sense of heart and purpose this simple but effective idea seemed to hit the nail on the head when it came to ideas about how the music industry might actually be able to start re-igniting the imaginations of the British buying public again.” Stephen Bass, Moshi Moshi
"The sight of Laurence Bell in his "Domino" boilersuit, there at 8:30am, also hammering bits of metal together to create the stall, was re-assuring, and the day just got better and better. Love was all around. Special moments were in abundance. People love to buy music when they can see it and touch it like that. No question it should be a regular event." Simon Raymonde, Bella Union
‘Independent Label Market : London’ will welcome back a host of labels from the Berwick Street debut, including Angular, R&S, Moshi Moshi, Chess Club, Heavenly, Tri Angle and Bella Union. Returning from the Christmas market at Spitalfields will be Domino, Fabric, One Little Indian, and Fat Cat. We are also delighted to announce newcomers Warp, Because, Phantasy Sound and Transgressive.
The heads of these labels will be manning the booths, selling their own products—new, catalog, rarities—at this unique and intimate new format for record-buying.
There will be a host of exclusive releases, artist appearances and much more from the following labels, who are confirmed for the market:
*Mais Um Discos
*One Little Indian