The decline of record sales worldwide due to to so called ‘fans’ downloading free music these days and not supporting the artists that pay for them, take time to make them and record companies paying for them has affected the music industry in a big way over the last 10 years.
This month Record Store Day will play its part in trying to alert people to go back into record stores to actually support their acts with many acts releasing special limited edition records in order to help. But the labels will be going one step further in May and actually setting up shop in the streets to shift some music. London’s Berwick Street in Soho will host the Independent Label Market on May 21st where various independent record companies will set up stalls and sell direct to people walking past in a market style setting.
Lables that are invoilved so far include Domino, Rough Trade, Bella Union, Tri-Angle, Merok, Angular Records, House Anxiety, Roundtable, Heavenly, Transparent, Weird World, R&S and Moshi Moshi. Look out for more to be added.
Find out more at independentlabelmarket.tumblr.com