Black Butter Records

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Black Butter Records
Parent companySony Music Entertainment[1]
Founded2010 (2010)
  • Olly Wood
  • Henry Village
  • Joe Gossa
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon, England

Black Butter Records is a British record label based in London, England. It was founded in 2010 by Olly Wood, Henry Village and Joe Gossa,[2] with an investment of £5,000,[3] and was named after a brand of condiments that had the same name.[2] It was intended initially as an outlet for musicians who were signed to their artist management company, Stackhouse Management,[4] and as a reaction against other labels that were "genre specific".[5]

The label releases mostly singles,[6] and has put out the first releases of artists including Clean Bandit,[7] Rudimental,[8] (both later signed with Warner) and Jessie Ware (later signed with Universal).[9] It was awarded 'Best Small Label' at the 2012 Association of Independent Music Awards,[10] and has been described as a "hub" of the British electronic music scene.[11]


  1. ^ "Black Butter joins Sony Music UK". Complete Music Update. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bhavnani, Rishabh (18 September 2013). "IMPRINTS: Black Butter". Thump. Vice. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. ^ Saville, Adam. "Best Label: Black Butter". DJMag. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. ^ Wilson, Kim (22 October 2013). "Black Butter Update". Kmag. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. ^ Sigel, Tego (2014). "BEHIND THE LABEL EXTENDED: BLACK BUTTER". RWDMag. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  6. ^ Stephens, Huw (16 February 2012). "Huw's Label Of Love: Black Butter Records". BBC Introducing. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  7. ^ Lester, Paul (24 December 2013). "Clean Bandit (New band of the day No 1,668)". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  8. ^ Sargent, Jordan (15 November 2013). "An Introduction to U.K. Dance Label Black Butter". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  9. ^ "The Selector - 657 - A Short History of Black Butter Records". British Council (Podcast). 6 March 2014. Event occurs at 2:13. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. And Jessie Ware did the featured vocal on that track, it was a track called Soundclash, and I think it was her first ever credited release.
  10. ^ Michaels, Sean (30 October 2012). "Aim award winners 2012: Alt-J, Edwyn Collins, Daniel Miller and more". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  11. ^ Macpherson; Yates, Kieran; Wolfson, Alex (20 June 2013). "UK dance music is back – and this time it's going pop". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2014.