Black Butter Records

Black Butter Records is a formerly[1] independent record label based in London, England that releases various styles of electronic music. It was founded in 2010 by Olly Wood, Henry Village and Joe Gossa,[2] with an investment of £5,000,[3] and was named after a brand of condiments that had the same name.[2] It was intended initially as an outlet for musicians who were signed to their artist management company, Stackhouse Management,[4] and as a reaction against other labels that were "genre specific".[5]

Black Butter Records
Parent companySony Music (49%)[1]
Founded2010 (2010)
  • Olly Wood
  • Henry Village
  • Joe Gossa
Distributor(s)Sony Music
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon, England

The label releases mostly singles,[6] and has put out the first releases of artists including Clean Bandit,[7] Rudimental,[8] and Jessie Ware.[9] It was awarded 'Best Small Label' at the 2012 Association of Independent Music Awards,[10] and has been described as a "hub" of the British electronic music scene.[11]


  1. "Black Butter joins Sony Music UK". Complete Music Update. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. Bhavnani, Rishabh (18 September 2013). "IMPRINTS: Black Butter". Thump. Vice. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. Saville, Adam. "Best Label: Black Butter". DJMag. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. Wilson, Kim (22 October 2013). "Black Butter Update". Kmag. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. Sigel, Tego (2014). "BEHIND THE LABEL EXTENDED: BLACK BUTTER". RWDMag. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  6. Stephens, Huw (16 February 2012). "Huw's Label Of Love: Black Butter Records". BBC Introducing. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  7. Lester, Paul (24 December 2013). "Clean Bandit (New band of the day No 1,668)". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  8. Sargent, Jordan (15 November 2013). "An Introduction to U.K. Dance Label Black Butter". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  9. "The Selector - 657 - A Short History of Black Butter Records". British Council (Podcast). 6 March 2014. Event occurs at 2:13. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. And Jessie Ware did the featured vocal on that track, it was a track called Soundclash, and I think it was her first ever credited release.
  10. Michaels, Sean (30 October 2012). "Aim award winners 2012: Alt-J, Edwyn Collins, Daniel Miller and more". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  11. Macpherson; Yates, Kieran; Wolfson, Alex (20 June 2013). "UK dance music is back – and this time it's going pop". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
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