Helping independent record labels at Old Spitalfields Market this Christmas

Music fans can help independent record labels affected by the summer riots at Old Spitalfields Market next Saturday (December 10).

Top indie labels including Chemikal Underground, Domino and Ninja Tune are holding a special Christmas market at the east London location.

They are amongst the 165 labels who saw their stock at an Enfield warehouse, run by distributors PIAS, wiped out in a blaze started during the August riots.

The fire destroyed 3.25million CDs, vinyl records and box-sets and put the future of many labels in doubt.

Joe Daniel, the founder of the Independent Label Market, said:


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“We’ve spent the last couple of months getting back on our feet and I hope this market will be a chance for the labels to recover some of the ground lost in August and September when we had no stock.

“It will also be a great way to celebrate independent music in 2011 whilst wearing a silly hat and enjoying some nice mulled wine.”

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Organisers are promising artist appearances and exclusive and rare releases for serious collectors and those hunting Christmas gifts.

Music website The Quietus is also planning an after-party at The Old Blue Last pub in Shoreditch.

For further details visit www.facebook.com/independentlabelmarket#!.

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