Outside Music

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Outside Music is a Canadian record label and distributor, founded by Lloyd Nishimura in 1995. In 2007, it expanded to include an artist management division which counts Jill Barber, Matthew Barber, Aidan Knight, Justin Rutledge as management clients.

The Outside Music Label has released a variety of albums; the first being in 2001 with The Sadies's Tremendous Efforts. During its 10 years of existence, the label has released albums by such noted artists as Billy Bragg, Tinariwen, The Super Friendz, and the soundtrack to the hit indie film The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico. In 2010, The Sadies's Darker Circles and The Besnard Lakes's The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night appeared on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist while in 2011, Little Scream's The Golden Record, Sloan's The Double Cross, Black Mountain's Wilderness Heart and One Hundred Dollars's Songs of Man all garnered Polaris long list nominations. Matthew Barber, Jill Barber, Oh Susanna, The Sadies and The Hylozoists have all received Juno Award nominations for albums released on the Outside Music Label

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International independent artists, such as Aimee Mann, Oneida and Billy Bragg, have also distributed material in Canada through Outside Music.

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