Domino Recording Company
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|Domino Recording Company|
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Domino Recording Company, generally known as Domino, is an independent record label based in London. There is also a wing of the label based in Brooklyn, NY that handles releases in the United States, as well as a German division called Domino Deutschland and a French division called Domino France. In addition, Stephen Pastel presides over the subsidiary label Geographic Music, which releases more unusual British and World music. In 2011, the company announced that it was beginning a book publishing division, The Domino Press.
Founded in 1993, by Laurence Bell and his partner Jacqui Rice, the label's first release was the Sebadoh EP Rocking the Forest, licensed from Sub Pop records for release in the UK. Many of the early releases were by American artists who in the USA were signed to Drag City (Smog, Will Oldham, Royal Trux), a relationship which continues to this day. Success was not immediate, as labels such as Domino, who were releasing more established American rock and unusual British music, were marginalised during the Britpop era, but a steady stream of new signings gave the label increasing credibility. Recent high profile releases from Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, and The Kills have only acted as a catalyst to this, and Domino is now one of the longest running and most successful independent record labels in the UK.
2003 saw the label's 10th anniversary. There were a number of new releases, as well as a compilation album and a series of gigs in London under the 'Worlds of Possibility' banner, to celebrate the label's first decade in October of that year.
Domino celebrated their first UK #1 album in October 2005 with Franz Ferdinand's You Could Have It So Much Better, and their first UK #1 single with Arctic Monkeys' "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" later that same month.
Domino UK 
Current artists 
Former artists 
Domino USA 
Domino imprints 
Geographic Music 
Double Six Records 
Weird World Record Co 
Ribbon Music 
Selected Discography 
- Strawberry Jam - (2007)
- Merriweather Post Pavillion - (2009)
- Fall Be Kind EP - (2009)
- Centipede Hz - (2012)
- Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - (2006)
- Favourite Worst Nightmare - (2007)
- Humbug - (2009)
- Suck It And See - (2011)
- Pause - (2001)
- Rounds - (2003)
- Everything Ecstatic - (2005)
- Ringer - (2008)
- There Is Love In You - (2010)
- Franz Ferdinand - (2004)
- You Could Have It So Much Better - (2005)
- Tonight - (2009)
- Blood - (2009)
- Tonight Limited Edition Boxset - (2009)
- Franz Ferdinand Covers EP - (2011)
See also 
- "Domino | Artists | The Domino Press". Dominorecordco.com. 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2012-05-28.