Independiente (record label)

Independiente is a record label formed in 1997 after Andy Macdonald sold his first label Go! Discs to PolyGram in 1996 for a reported £30 million. The label, which is currently dormant, is a division of Concord Music.[1]

Independiente Records
Parent companyConcord Music
Founded1997 (1997)
FounderAndy Macdonald
Distributor(s)Universal Music Group (worldwide distribution)
Craft Recordings (reissues)
Country of originU.K.
LocationLondon, England

The label's catalogue included albums by Travis, Nile, Gomez, Embrace, Paul Weller and Martina Topley-Bird. In December 2013, it was confirmed that Embrace had signed to Cooking Vinyl, leaving Independiente with no current artists on its roster.[2] The label ceased releasing music by new artists in 2009 and has subsequently transformed itself into a profitable synchronisation business, sourcing opportunities in film and advertising for its catalogue.

Label success

The label saw a considerable amount of success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with Travis's album The Man Who being cited as the 25th biggest selling album in the UK,[3] and their follow up The Invisible Band in 2001, along with Out of Nothing, Embrace's UK number one comeback album released in September, 2004. Embrace's follow-up album This New Day also debuted at number one, becoming the band's third number one album .

Artists who have released records on Independiente

See also


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