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Independiente Records
Parent companyConcord
Founded1997 (1997)
FounderAndy Macdonald
Distributor(s)Universal Music Group (worldwide distribution)
Craft Recordings (reissues)
Country of originUK
LocationLondon, England
Official websitewww.independiente.co.uk

Independiente is a British independent record label formed in 1997 after Andy Macdonald sold his first label Go! Discs to PolyGram in 1996 for a reported £30 million. The label, which is currently dormant, is a division of Concord Music.[1]

The label's catalogue included albums by Travis, John Martyn, Nile, Gomez, Embrace, Paul Weller and Martina Topley-Bird. In December 2013, it was confirmed that Embrace had signed to Cooking Vinyl, leaving Independiente with no current artists on its roster.[2] 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 catalogue.

Label success


The label saw a considerable amount of success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the Travis album The Man Who being cited as the 25th biggest selling album in the UK,[3] 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.[4]

Artists who have released records on Independiente


See also



  1. ^ "Concord Music Acquires U.K. Indie Label Independiente Records | Billboard". Billboard. 6 August 2018. Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Cooking Vinyl signs Embrace". Recordoftheday.com. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Queen rules - in album sales". Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Radio Swiss Classic". www.radioswissclassic.ch. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  5. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003). The great indie discography. Edinburgh: Canongate. p. 902. ISBN 978-1-84195-335-9. Retrieved 28 May 2024.