Captains of Industry (record label)

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Captains of Industry
Fate "ceased trading"
Defunct 2008-04-01
Headquarters Durham, England

The Captains of Industry were an independent record label based in London and Durham, UK. They announced their launch in 2003 "as a self-funded experiment in art and commerce" with a plan to exist for 5 years, and as a result ceased trading while in profit in 2008.

They released material by artists including Hell Is for Heroes, The Grates, Peace Burial at Sea, Gay for Johnny Depp, The SoundEx, Marmaduke Duke, Kinesis, TEAM and Sucioperro.[1] Captains of Industry 'ceased trading' as of 1 April 2008, claiming to have achieved their '5 year plan' - to "release some cool records".[2][3]

The label released Transmit Disrupt, the second album by Hell Is for Heroes, after the band was dropped by EMI, and is co-managed by the band's vocalist Justin Schlosberg.[4]


  1. ^ "Listings - Labels - Captains of Industry". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 23 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Captains of Industry Label Quits". This Is Fake DIY. 2 April 2008. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Captains Of Industry call time on record releasing". Drowned in Sound. 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ Bansal, Vik (2004). "Hell Is For Heroes - One Of Us (Captains Of Industry)". OMH. Archived from the original on 6 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 

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