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List of Independent Record Labels from various countries recommended to the GMN

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Across the Universal Soundscape Records (UK) is an independent record label based in Yorks & Humberside, UK. The label supports and promotes  music by lesser known and under the radar artists. Email: Twitter: @univ_soundscape

Bearsuit Records  is an independent record label based in Scotland, UK dealing with an eclectic mix of clients. Twitter: @BearsuitRecord

Big Stir Records, Burbank, California, USA and Croyden,  London, UK. Email:
Big Stir Records are a pop rock record company with a community ethos.  They have a collaborative relationship with a sister company Futureman Records (Detroit, MI). Their roster includes artists from the US, UK, Sweden and Germany and they support many more through their weekly Digital Singles Series.

Blang Records, London & Sheffield, UK. based. Home to David Cronenberg’s Wife, The Awkward Silences, Sheepy, Sergeant Buzfuz, The Reverse, Faux Fibbers, Slate Islands.Twitter: @BlangRecords

Echo Wing (UK) is a Derbyshire based online label specialising in electronica but open to other genres.

Fat Hippy Records is a Scottish indie label whose acts include The Lorelei, Ray Brewer, Deadfire & The Ruckus. Twitter: @fathippyrecords

FIFA Records is based in Cork, Ireland. Roster includes a number of local Indie bands. Twitter@CorkFifa

Gwdihw Records, is an indie label based in Annibynol, North Wales.

Happy Robots Records, Catford, South East London, UK, is an Indietronica Label.  Twitter: @Happyrobotsrecs

Hungersleep Records – An artist-led independent, record label specialising in the genres of Art Rock, Experimental Rock and Folk Noir with a distinctive British flavour. Services include Artist Development; Music Licensing for advertising, TV, film and corporate communications.

Intense Pulse Music And Media is a UK based label for Alternative, Progressive, Electro-pop-rock, media & film synchronisation.

Kinda Grizzly – An Australian social media based indie collective and record label based in Brisbane.

Linear Obsessional – London (Lewisham), UK based label run by Richard Sanderson, dedicated to leftfield and experimental music.  Also hosts monthly gigs.

Last Night from Glasgow is the UK’s only fully patron-funded not-for-profit record label, founded on the principle of putting artists and their music first. Based in Glasgow the label is managed by volunteers, who neither draw a salary, nor take a share of the profits.

Lekrofon Records in managed by Singstad Music, Bergen, Norway. Singstad offers management, booking and promotional services and is also managing the record label. Twitter: @singstad_music

Lights and Lines (UK) is a music collective and DIY record label where the membership if flexible and creative control is shared.

Mayfield Records is based in Hampshire, UK.  Mayfield Records is record label, has a recording studio and also offers video production.

Medic Records, Hangzhou, [People’s Republic of] China.

My Little Empire Records is a boutique DIY record label based in London, showcasing new and emerging artists.

Nasty Vulture Records is based in Wales, UK. Twitter: @sglyfath

Pillar Artists, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Label, management, PR & agent. Run by Jay Landman.

Quickfix Recordings is an independent record label focusing on new music, radio promotion, management company and gig promoter.  Based in Oxford & Bath. Email:

Red Side Records is a London based Independent label for Soul & R ‘n’ B.

Royale Music is a Belfast based Record Label established in mid 2020 in the midst of the Global Pandemic and has launched a series of business initiatives designed to help Grass Roots Music.

These Bloody Thieves Records is a Sheffield, UK  based independent label.

Thomas Imposter Records, is based in Tokyo, Japan. Twitter: @imposter33

Upcycled Sounds – An Oxford based independent label with their own studio, originally founded in Paris. Upcycled Sounds has an eclectic roster and is also involved in local festivals and the live music scene. It has a unique model that uses sync deals to help its artists.

Vanguardista Records (UK and Worldwide) A Manchester based, on-line, independent record label featuring artists from around the world. Mostly in the genre’s Electronic, Ambient, Krautrock, Postrock, Folktronic in genre and more.

Weingärtner Phonogram, British Colombia, Canada. Twitter: @WPC_Records

Wud Records – Long-running indie label based in the heart of Europe, orientated towards pro, art rock and artists displaying good musicianship.

Zube Records, London, UK. Indie label ‘Specialising in alternative, electronic, acoustic, rock & experimental music.
Gwdihw Records, Annibynol, North Wales. Indie label whose acts include Meilir, recently on my radio show, and Superior Navigator. Friends of Fresh on the Net’s Chris Ingram and have shared my tweets.
@Gwidhw_Records – can’t find a website.