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Parent company Josaka Music Limited
Founded 1999
Founder Kevin Harrington, Jim Bowes
Genre Various
Country of origin  UK
Location Reading, Berkshire

Josaka is an independent record label and music company based jointly in Reading and London, England.


Josaka was founded in 1999 in order to host a presentation given by Kevin Harrington to a Gartner Group conference in Amsterdam.[1]

For the next nine years, the domain was used as a promotional platform for Berkshire-based bands, in the form of a forum.

In 2004, Josaka started an annual music showcase, held at Reading's South Street Arts Centre until 2006. In 2007, the event moved to Reading's Plug 'n' Play venue for one year only.[2] The same year, Josaka became affiliated with the Reading leg of the Jail Guitar Doors charity.

Record label[edit]

In 2006, Josaka Music Limited was formed as record label and music management company.[3] The label's first release was in April 2006; a double a-side by Wire Jesus entitled "The Intruder/Another Day".

The following artists have released music through the Josaka label:


  1. ^ "History of Josaka". Josaka. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-01. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Josaka's 9th birthday". BBC. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Josaka (profile)". Drowned in Sound. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-11.