Duke Street Records

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Duke Street Records
Founded 1984 (1984)
Founder Andrew Hermant
Status Defunct
Genre Various
Country of origin  Canada
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Duke Street Records was a Canadian independent record label.[1] The label was established in 1984 by Andrew Hermant and ceased operations in 1994.[2] The Universal Music Group took over the label when it disappeared.

The label released albums in a wide variety of genres, by artists such as Art Bergmann,[1] The Front, Jane Siberry,[1] FM, Rik Emmett, Willie P. Bennett, Rob McConnell, Scott Merritt,[1] Chalk Circle,[1] Valdy, Manteca,[1] Don Ross, Eye Eye and Barbara Lynch.[3]

In 1995, Hermant donated his entire archive of Duke Street material to the Music Archives at the National Library of Canada. This 24-year collection includes over 2,100 audio tapes, and a 30 cm stack of textual records, including promotional material and photographs.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Barren ground for Canada's gutsy record labels". Edmonton Journal, May 10, 1990.
  2. ^ a b Music Division Archival Guide - DUKE STREET RECORDS (1984- )
  3. ^ Duke Street Records at The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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