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Buying music directly from independent labels

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nick909, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    I'm finding more and more independent record labels that are bypassing the major label route and the distributors and so on by selling directly to punters via online sales.
    Bypassing the fat cats, middle-men and the likes of Amazon means more money for musicians. Which is a good thing, clearly.
    Here's one, based in Fife:
    www.fencerecords.com
    Home of the most wonderful album of last year: King Creosote and Jon Hopkins' Diamond Mine. Do get this if you buy one album any time soon.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAt4sk8znk4

    Another one, the solidly reliable Bella Union.
    www.bellaunion.com

    Lots to choose from on there, but the new Beach House album is quite lovely, as is the Jonathan Wilson one. This is stunning:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4PiINa5Im8

    Anyone recommend any more?
    Obviously if you steal your music or buy it all from Tesco then this thread isn't really meant for you.
     

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