Like many Londoners, we were glued to rolling news and Twitter last night trying to fathom the riots going on across the UK capital. This morning, the cleanup is getting underway, with Twitter hysteria about the Electric Ballroom and Roundhouse venues in Camden burning down proving to be untrue. However, there is some very bad news: the PIAS Distribution / Sony DADC building in Enfield was attacked last night, with stock from numerous indie labels going up in flames. PIAS Entertainment’s head of digital marketing Darren Hemmings has tweeted that “OK: I can confirm that the Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield did burn to the ground, and Sony holds PIAS stock… In terms of the impact to PIAS etc., the situation remains to be clarified. Again, I will not post anything until I have confirmed info… I’m getting quoted a lot so want to reiterate: we know DADC was destroyed & are waiting to confirm exactly how badly this has affected PIAS.” This could be a terminal blow for many smaller indie labels, and a significant blow for the bigger labels whose physical stock was also at the warehouse. Source: Twitter
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