Arbutus Records

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Arbutus Records
Founded 2009
Founder Sebastian Cowan
Distributor(s) Secretly Distribution
Country of origin Canada
Location Montreal
Official website www.arbutusrecords.com

Arbutus Records is a Montreal based record label and management company founded by Sebastian Cowan in 2009.[1]

History[edit]

A community of musicians came together in the 4600 square foot Mile End loft space called Lab Synthèse, set up by Alex "Agor" Kerby and his brother.[2] The neighbourhood was chosen for its affordable rents.[3] Arbutus Records was created in order to promote and cultivate the bands associated with the space.[4] The label operates as a DIY ethic community of multimedia artists and musicians, who work collaboratively to develop and release music which combines punk ethos and pop music.[5][6]

Arbutus is run primarily by Bronwyn Ford, Taylor Smith, Mason Windels and Sebastian Cowan.[7][8][9]

Artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record producer and magazine publisher Sebastian Cowan wants to create community". Montreal Mirror. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  2. ^ "Looking forward to the Arbutus Record Showcase? You should be!". Midnight Poutine. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ "The Mile End's musical history: The evolution of a neighbourhood's creative industry". The McGill Tribune Chloe Nevitt
  4. ^ "Arbutus Records Shoe Exhibits Pop Sensibility". Runner Mag. 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  5. ^ "Arbutus Records & Weird Canada @ Pop Montreal". Weird Canada. 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  6. ^ "New Grimes LP Due in January". BLURT. 2011-11-08. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  7. ^ "Kool Music Delivery". Silent Shout. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  8. ^ "Looking forward to the Arbutus Record Showcase? You should be!". Midnight Poutine. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  9. ^ "Record producer and magazine publisher Sebastian Cowan wants to create community". Montreal Mirror. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2011-11-11.

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