Independent Label Market is celebrating its 10th anniversary and 30th edition in London.
ILM started at Soho’s Berwick Street market in the summer of 2011. Since then, it has hosted 68 events across the globe and partnered with 600+ independent record labels from all over the UK, as well as Paris, Berlin, Bari, Barcelona, Rome, LA, Hamburg, Toronto, New York and LA.
Joe Daniel, ILM co-founder, said: “When we came up with the idea for an indie label market, we never imagined doing a second one, let alone another 10 years of events. The idea back in 2011 was to bring together our favourite labels to celebrate a particular kind of creativity and passion that you only find in the independent sector. The fact that we are here 10 years later is a huge credit to the community of labels who consistently find new and exciting ways to grow and adapt in a fast changing industry. We love the camaraderie and their tireless commitment to presenting the most envelope-pushing music around.”
The 2021 ILM Summer Market takes place on Saturday, July 10 at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross with an all star crew of labels, including 4AD, Bella Union, Brownswood, Caught by the River, Cherry Red, Erased Tapes, Fierce Panda, Fire/Earth, Full Time Hobby, Gare du Nord, Heavenly Recordings, Hyperdub, Late Night Tales, LEX, Matador, Memphis Industries, Moshi, Mukatsuku, One Little Independent Records, Partisan, Rough Trade, Sonic Cathedral, Sunday Best, Upset The Rhythm, Whities/ad93 & many more.
Market stalls will offer limited editions, vinyl rarities and test pressings as well as exclusive label and band merchandise. The summer event will be soundtracked by ILM-curated DJ sets from artists and labels taking part on the day.
In 2021, the ILM Mentoring Scheme continues to work with Clue Records, and welcomes Sad Club Records to help support an artists experimenting with new techniques and blurring the boundaries between art, performance and music. The scheme promotes emerging artists from different genres to new audiences, by giving them and small independent labels a focused platform at ILM UK events.
Music Declares Emergency returns to ILM to raise awareness and share their expertise with labels, artists and fans about meeting the challenges of the climate crisis.
ILM is also partnering with Dice and London Brewers’ Market to offer a 10% discount on drinks on the day.
FIRST LIST OF LABELS AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCED FOR ILM SUMMER 2021 MARKET
ACC Art Books
Big Scary Monsters
Caught by the River
Les Disques Du Crépuscule
Delusions of Grandeur
Deptford Northern Soul Club
Drag City, Inc.
East London Printmakers
Full Time Hobby
Gare du Nord
Late Night Tales
Music Declares Emergency
One Little Independent
Upset The Rhythm
Vintage League Music