Independiente (record label)

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Independiente Records
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Founded 1997 (1997)
Founder Andy Macdonald
Distributor(s) Vital PIAS
Genre Various
Country of origin U.K.
Location London, England
Official website

Independiente is a record label formed in 1997 after Andy Macdonald sold his first label Go! Discs to PolyGram in 1996 for a reported £30 million. In the UK, the label is distributed Vital PIAS.

Most of the label's roster including Travis, David Ford, Gomez, Martina Topley Bird, Howling Bells have left the label in recent years, going on to release further records on other labels. In December 2013, it was confirmed that Embrace had signed to Cooking Vinyl, leaving Independiente with no current artists on its roster.[1] The label ceased releasing music by new artists in 2009 and has subsequently transformed itself into a profitable synchronisation business, sourcing opportunities in film and advertising for its small but well-known song catalogue.

Label success[edit]

The label saw a considerable amount of success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with Travis's album The Man Who being cited as the 25th biggest selling album in the UK,[2] and their follow up The Invisible Band in 2001, along with Out of Nothing, Embrace's UK number one comeback album released in September, 2004. Embrace's follow-up album This New Day also debuted at number one, becoming the band's third number one album .

Artists who have released records on Independiente[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cooking Vinyl signs Embrace". 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Queen rules - in album sales". Retrieved 23 April 2009. 

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