London Independent Label Market returns for winter 2021

The ILM's 10th anniversary celebrations will also include a market in Manchester as part of Tim Burgess’ Vinyl Adventures Record Fair

Independent Label Market is returning to London this winter to round off its 10th anniversary celebrations.

Started at Soho’s Berwick Street market in 2011, ILM has hosted 70 events all over the world and has partnered with more than 600 independent record labels throughout the UK as well as in Paris, Berlin, Rome, LA, Toronto, New York, LA and elsewhere.

The 2021 ILM winter event will take place on November 27 at London’s Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross, hosting a celebration of music and vinyl culture plus DJ sets throughout the day as well as an after party at Spiritland.

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Labels and partners taking part include 4AD, Bella Union, Distiller, Far Out, Late Night Tales, Cherry Red, Sad Club, Fierce Panda, Memphis Industries, Erased Tapes, Partisan, Transgressive, Gare du Nord, and many more – see the full list below.

ILM is also teaming up with Dice and London Brewers Market to offer a 10 per cent discount on all drinks at the London Brewers’ Market throughout the event, sign up here in advance. In 2021, the ILM Mentoring Scheme is working with new mentee, a young women-led indie label, Sad Club Records.

The winter event follows two that ILM put on in July – the Summer Market in Kings Cross and the ILM Carnaby Street Takeover as part of Soho Music Month.

See the first list of labels and partners announced for ILM winter market 2021 below:

42’s
4AD
AD93
Airbag
Africa Seven
Analogue Trash
Apron
Band On The Wall
BBE
Be With
Bella Union
Biophon
Black Beacon Sound
BLBX
Blitzcat
Breakdown Press
Brownswood
Castles In Space
Cherry Red
Claptrap
Claremont 56
Cold Bow
Distiller
Drag City, Inc.
Dynamite Cuts
Earth
East London Printmakers
Erased Tapes
Far Out
Fierce Panda
Fire
First Word
Forever Living Original
Full Time Hobby
Gare du Nord
Happy Robots
Hassle
Hospital
Kit
Late Night Tales
Leng
LEX
Memphis Industries
Menace
Mexican Summer
Mukatsuku
Mute
Nothing Fancy
Non-Classical
None More
On The Corner
One Little Independent
Partisan
PIAS
Polarface
PRAH
SA Recordings
Sad Club
Scratchy
Secretly
Skep Wax
Slowfoot
Sonic Cathedral
Spacetalk
Speedy Wunderground
Spiritmuse
The Get Down
Transgressive
untitled (recs)
Velocity Press
Vintage League Music

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ILM has also announced its first ever market in Manchester on December 5 as part of Tim Burgess’ Vinyl Adventures Record Fair. The festive time event will see stalls, live performances, interviews and talks taking place across the city.

Record shops involved in the festivities include Piccadilly Records, Mars Tapes, Vinyl Resting Place, Clampdown Records, Eastern Bloc Records Vinyl Revival, and Wax and Beans in Bury.

“We’d been wanting to come to Manchester for a long time and for one reason or another had never quite found the right time or place to make it happen,” ILM co-founder Joe Daniel said.

“When Tim asked us to be part of Vinyl Adventures we leapt at the chance, it’s a perfect fit…and of course, we’ve had great fun in the past hosting O Genesis Recordings at our London Market. We’ve got a super exciting bunch of labels on board already and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Independent Label Market Manchester will take place at The Royal Exchange, St Ann’s Square, on December 5 from 12-6pm.

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