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the a to z of independent record labels

updated: 14th May 2009

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Links to features and articles, plus which labels offer free downloads hopefully coming soon. Meanwhile Drowned in Sound has several good features on indie labels, including the excellent Fierce Panda. #6: Upset! The Rhythm. #5: Gringo Records. #4: Dance To The Radio. #3: Bella Union. #2: Fierce Panda
#1: Drowned in Sound

There are currently 563 independent record labels listed here, barring a miscount, which is a drop in the ocean compared to the total number out there. New labels emerge and fold daily so treat this as a helping hand rather than a definitive list. Here’s a few more label resources though:
discogs.com/labels/
rateyourmusic.com/labels/
twee.net/labels/.


# : the a to z of independent record labels

125
17 Seconds Records
1977
2024
25
3 beads of sweat
4ad
555
62tv
75 or less

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A : the a to z of independent record labels

abcdefg*record
absolutely kosher
ace fu
acetone
acuarela
adonis music
adrian
aesthetics
aip
airborne virus
akoustik anarkhy
alias
alive
all things ordinary
ankst
ambiguous city
american brothers
american laundromat
and more sound
anorak
anyway
apricot
arch hill
arena rock
artists against success
art school dropout
arts & crafts
asaurus
ashmont
atomic beat
a turntable friend
audiopants
aufgeladen und bereit
aurora seven
austrohungaro
autoreverse
avebury

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B : the a to z of independent record labels

ba da bing
badman
banazan
bar/none
barsuk
bathtub
beautiful music
becalmed
bedroom
the beechfields
beep repaired
bella union
best friends
better looking
bi-fi
blackbean
bliss
blisscent
bluebadge
bluesanct
bombco
bomp
book club
boompa
boyarm
brave noise
brobdingnagian
bubblecore
bud fox
bumblebear
bunch of beatniks…
bungalow
business deal
bus stop
but is it art

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C : the a to z of independent record labels

candle
carrot top
catmobile
cavalier
chainsaw
chapter music
chemikal underground
cherry red
chocolat art returns
chocolate hearts
chrome peeler
clairecords
clarendon
closed system
closet trekkie
clover
club fub
cocoa house noise lab
coming in second
contact
contraphonic
cooking vinyl
co-operative music
creation
creeping bent
crepescule
crunchy frog
c-side

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D : the a to z of independent record labels

damaged goods
dangerfive
darla
dark beloved cloud
darling
dandelion
dashboard
datawaslost
davenport
dc baltimore 2012
death benefits
de paseo
detour
dim mak
dionysus
dirigeable
dirtnap records
disarm! disarm!
dischord
discos mariscos
distraction
dodgie disc
dogprint
domino
dorian
double agent
drag city
drive-in
drop beat

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E : the a to z of independent record labels

earworm
echo
eenie meenie
egg
ektro
él
electric frog
elefant
elektrofuzz
elephant 6
elephant stone
elsinor
elva
emergency umbrella
emperor jones
emperor norton
empyrean
endearing
enraptured
escalator
eskimo kiss
executive bird

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F : the a to z of independent record labels

fabulous friends
factory
fantastic
fantastic plastic
far out recordings
fdm records
felicite
ferric mordant
ffwd
fickle fame
fierce panda
file 13
finders keepers records
fire
fi sci
firestation
the first time
flame shovel
floppy
flying nun
foehn
fortune & glory
fortuna pop!
friendly fire
friendly noise
frigital
future appletree
future farmer
fuzzy box

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G : the a to z of independent record labels

gabe & lizeth
galant
galaxy train
garden of delights
get hip
gigantic
glurp
golden pathway
go metric!
gozombie records
grabaciones en el mar
grand pop
grand theft autumn
the great pop supplement
the great vitamin mystery
grenadine
grimsey

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H : the a to z of independent record labels

half a cow
happy happy birthday to me
has anyone ever told you?
headphone treats
heatstroke
heavenly
heavenly pop hits
homesleep
houston party
how does it feel?
humblebee
hush
hydrogen dukebox
hyped to death

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I : the a to z of independent record labels

imaginary
indice virgen
independiente
in music we trust
instant feelings
intellectos
internerds
invicta hifi
ionik
izumi

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J : the a to z of independent record labels

jabalina
jade tree
jagjaguwar
jam
jar music
jealous butcher
jeepster
jellyfant
jetboy
jet glue
jetset
jonathon whiskey
jonson family

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K : the a to z of independent record labels

k
kabukikore
kaw
keep
kill rock stars
kindercore
kirsten’s postcard
kittridge
knw-yr-own
the kora records

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L : the a to z of independent record labels

labrador
l’age d’or
l’appareil photo
lather
laughing outlaw
lazyline
le grand magistery
les disques du crepuscule
letterbox records
library
lil’ chief
little brother
little pad
living room
living room
lo recordings
logan tapes
long lost cousin
lookout!
loose music
loose thread
lord sir skronk
lorelai
lost and lonesome
lost music
loveless
lovitt
low transit industries
ltm
lucid

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M : the a to z of independent record labels

magic marker
mag wheel
makeshift
manifesto
march
marina
marsh marigold
matador
matlock
medium cool
melodrama
memphis industries
me no know
merge
microindie
midnight
midsummer madness
mini tenor
midsummer madness
mie music
mint
minty fresh
misplaced music
misra
mobstar
modesto
molesworth
molokini
monopond
monotone
morc
morgan leah
morr music
moshi moshi
mother tongue
motorcoat
motorway
mount saint mountain
movie star
mr. lady
munster
murderecords
mushroom pillow
music is my girlfriend
musicland
muymoderna
my honey
myke droner
my mean magpie
my pal god
my secret garden

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N : the a to z of independent record labels

nicotine records
ninja tune
noise factory
nonstop cooperative
north of january
not lame

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O : the a to z of independent record labels

ochre
ojet
old 3c
olive juice
omnibus
one little indian
open
orange grammofon
orange sky
orange twin
otp
ought implies can
Output Recordings
overground

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P : the a to z of independent record labels

painted sky
paisley pop
paper cities
paperheart
parapluie
parapop
parasol
paris caramel
paroxysm
pattern 25
peek-a-boo
pehr
perfect pop
perfectly charming
permafrost
philter
phoebe music
pickled egg
pigeon
pink hedgehog
pitch a tent
plan-it-x
planting seeds
plastic pancake
plastilina
pleasurecraft
plumline
pointy
polyholiday
polystar
polyvinyl
pop art
pop biz
popboomerang
pop echo
popfrenzy
pop kid
popkonst
pop monster
pop renaissance
poptones
post
poster girl
post-parlo
powertool
primeros pastitos
promenade
psb
punk in my vitamins?
pure pop

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Q : the a to z of independent record labels

queenie
quiddity
quince

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R : the a to z of independent record labels

radio khartoum
rainbow quartz
recommended if you like
red carpet ring
red panda
red roses for me
red square
revola
rhythm barrel
rocket girl
rock indiana
rosemary
rotisserie
rough trade
rover
rubber
rub wrongways
runout

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S : the a to z of independent record labels

saddle creek
sally forth
saltwater
sanitary
sarah
sauce
scientific laboratories
scopitones
screaming apple
secret crush
secretly canadian
self-starter foundation
seriously groovy
service
setanta
s.h.a.d.o.
shelflife
shibuyahot
shifty disco
shinkansen
shmat
shoeshine
shut up and dance
siesta
silence
silver girl
simple machines
sinnamon
sketchbook
skipping stones
skrocki
skycap
sl

slabco
slag
slumberland
smalltown america
smashing time!
snowglobe
soft abuse
songs i wish i had written
sonic past
sonic unyon
speakers from the night
spinart
star time
states rights
steady cam
stereorrific
strange fruit
stupid cat
stupido
sub pop
suburban sprawl
sugarfrost
suicide squeeze
svc records
summerhouse
sunday
susstones
swing ’em low

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T : the a to z of independent record labels

talitres
tall boy
tape mountain
tape-tape
tbtmo
teenageusa
teenbeat
temporary residence
textile sounds
this happy feeling
three gut
three ring
thrill jockey
tiberius
tigerbeat6
tigers against crime
tight spot
tomlab
tom thumb
too pure
top quality r&r
torpedo
total gaylord
touch & go
track and field organization
tract
trampoline
transformed dreams
tree
tricatel
trifekta
trikont
trolley bus
troubleman
trunk
turn
twee kitten
twenty seven
two sheds

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U : the a to z of independent record labels

u-cover
undeniable
undereducated
undertow
unfiltered
unnecessary friction
unpopular
unread
up

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V : the a to z of independent record labels

vaudeville park
velocette
velvet blue
velocity recordings
victory garden
villain
vinyl japan
vladivostok

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W : the a to z of independent record labels

waaah!
we’re twins
west of january
west side fabrication
what’s your rupture?
white noise
white shoe
where it’s at is where you are
wichita
wiiija
windless air
wizzard in vinyl
woodson lateral
words on music
wormco

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X : the a to z of independent record labels

xl records

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Y : the a to z of independent record labels

yakamashi
yellow mica
yep roc
yes boy ice cream
yoyo

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Z : the a to z of independent record labels

zenith
zip

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