Happy birthday Cooking Vinyl.
The pioneering indie label is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a range of activities including live events, a PledgeMusic campaign and an industry fund.
The campaign is for a bunch of exclusive items celebrating the anniversary, including a 70-track box-set to be released in November. A book, tote bag, t-shirt and tickets to the December gigs are also on offer from the label’s PledgeMusic page.
The label is also launching a £30k industry fund: a bi-annual loan for emerging artists and startup entrepreneurs alike, with the idea that as they succeed, they’ll pay back the money to help fund other creators.
In an interesting twist for its business, PledgeMusic is also overseeing the fund for Cooking Vinyl.