Dirty Hit

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Dirty Hit
Founder James Oborne, Brian Smith, Ugo Ehiogu
Distributor(s) Universal Music Group
Genre Pop, rock
Country of origin United Kingdom
Official website www.dirtyhit.co.uk

Dirty Hit is a British record label, formed in 2009. The label was set up by James Oborne, Brian Smith, and former England footballer, Ugo Ehiogu.[1][2] Dirty Hit is distributed by Universal Music Group.

The label's current roster features Little Comets, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Wolf Alice, General Fiasco, Fossil Collective, The 1975, The Japanese House, and Marika Hackman. The 1975 were the first act on the label to achieve mainstream success, having achieved a number 1 on the UK Albums Chart in September 2013 with their eponymous debut album.[3]

It is classed by the Association of Independent Music as an independent label, despite its distribution by Universal.[4]


  1. ^ "The Footballers Football Column". The Daily Mail (London). 28 August 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Dirty Hit Limited, Companies House
  3. ^ "The 1975 score debut number 1 album". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "AIM Independent Music Awards Nominees Announced!". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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