Independent Record Labels to Take Over Berwick Street

By johnmcga Last edited 94 months ago
Independent Record Labels to Take Over Berwick Street

Prefer to buy your music on vinyl or CD? Mark May 21 in your diary, because that's when the Independent Label Market will descend on Berwick Street. Indie labels including Moshi Moshi, Rough Trade, Bella Union and Domino will sell music and merchandise direct from market stalls.

The Soho street seems a fitting location for the market, which promises exclusive releases and artist appearances besides the chance to embrace music on physical formats. Berwick Street has long been synonymous with record shops and, even today, stalwarts like Sister Ray survive alongside a similarly resilient fruit and veg market.

With 13 labels signed up so far and more promised, Independent Label Market hopes to emulate the success of Record Store Day (which takes place this Saturday), raising the profile of indie labels and the exciting music they often produce.

(Image: Sleepy Gonzales via the Londonist Flickr pool.)

Last Updated 11 April 2011