Lovely Music

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Lovely Music (full name: Lovely Music Ltd.) is an American record label devoted to new American music. [1] [2] Based in New York City, the label was founded in 1978 by Mimi Johnson, an outgrowth of her nonprofit production company Performing Artservices Inc. [3] [1] It is one of the most important and longest running labels focusing exclusively on new music and has released over 100 recordings on LP, CD, and videocassette.

Composers represented on the label include Johnson's husband Robert Ashley (most of whose major works are in its catalog), as well as David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, Paul Dresher, William Duckworth, Jon Hassell, Joan La Barbara, David Tudor, Peter Gordon, and Meredith Monk, among others. [1] [2]


  1. ^ a b c Rockwell, John (7 January 1983). "OPERA: UPTOWN FORAY IN 'LOVELY MUSIC' UNIT". New York Times. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Powell, Mike (30 September 2008). "Through the Cracks: Lovely Music Ltd.". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Curtis Fox, Terry (18 December 1978). "The Selling of the Avant-Garde". Village Voice. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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