Isadora Records

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Isadora Records is an independent record label started and operated by Hawksley Workman.[1] The first album released was Workman's own debut, For Him and the Girls, in 1999.[2] The label has been releasing albums online since 2004.[3] Isadora's earlier releases were manufactured and distributed by Universal Music, but more recently they have been distributed by Warner Music in Canada, Sheer Music in the US, and Alternative Distribution Alliance in other markets.[4]

The company's logo, a nude silhouette, was designed by Workman's mother, artist Beverly Hawksley.[2][5] The name Isadora originated with a publicity campaign in which Workman published love letters, and classified ads in Now magazine, to the fictitious Isadora, an idealized lover. The letters eventually formed the book Hawksley Burns for Isadora, from Gutter Press in Toronto.[2]

Isadora's recording artists have included Hawksley Workman and Serena Ryder.[6]

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  1. ^ "Hawksley Workman Milks His Meat" Archived 2010-03-12 at the Wayback Machine., January 5, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c LeBlanc, Larry (April 7, 2001). "Canadian singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman lets 'The Wolves' out on his own Isadora label", Billboard 113 (14): 71–2.
  3. ^ Williams, Rob (March 27, 2008). "Prolific songwriter laments the death of the record store", Winnipeg Free Press, p. 11.
  4. ^ Thompson, Robert (May 8, 2010). "Meat-and-Greet", Billboard 122 (18): 27.
  5. ^ Jennings, Nicholas (April 23, 2001). "Hawksley's moxie", Maclean's 114 (17): 62.
  6. ^ Morse, Steve (April 15, 2005). "Serena Ryder: Unlikely Emergency: Isadora Records", The Boston Globe, p. C11.