Silence was started in 1970 in Stockholm and released records by, amongst others: Bo Hansson, Philemon Arthur and the Dung, Samla Mammas Manna, and other progressive rock acts. In 1977, Silence moved to a new studio in Värmland, in a converted school, where artists and bands like Twice a Man, Ebba Grön, Dag Vag, Hellacopters, Eldkvarn, and Kent recorded several albums. Some notable artists currently[when?] signed to Silence are Bob Hund, Sci-Fi SKANE, and Fint Tillsammans.
Silence is also one of the larger record labels included in the Svenska oberoende musikproducenter (Swedish independent music producers).