News: Over 150 Indie Music Labels Lose Stock In Riot Fire

Sony DADC’s warehouse in Enfield, UK was destroyed in a riot fire Monday night, which included a stock warehouse that held the inventory for more than 150 record labels distributed by PIAS.

Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank’s label and XL Recordings (Adele’s label) were just a couple of the many businesses that have been affected. One spokesperson said, “I’m sure there are labels which aren’t insured. I’m sure there will be labels that will go bust.”

Find the full list of labels after the jump and please support these folks digitally – they could use it.

Very sad. Condolences to all our peers affected and everyone impacted by the riots – we ask that all please stay safe.

Read more on BBC and The Guardian.

Full list of PIAS distributed labels after the jump

Duffy Sweeps the Brits

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Last night, UK singer Duffy swept the British music awards ceremony, taking home 3 awards! She won for best British Breakthrough Act and best British Female Solo Artist, and her album Rockferry won for best British Album.

This time last year she was playing small clubs in London but last night emerged as one of the world’s ­leading acts following international record sales topping 5m. “I used to watch the Brits at home with my sisters every year,” Duffy said. “It is so symbolic of British music it has got to be the most surreal thing I’ve done so far.”
-[The Guardian]