The ramifications of Monday night’s fire at the Sony DADC warehouse in London are still being digested by the UK industry, with more than 150 independent labels thought to have seen their stock go up in flames, since it was the base for PIAS’ distribution. An early reaction comes from the Association of Independent Music, which is encouraging fans to get involved. “What music fans can do to show their support for the indie label community, and help them survive thisdisaster is to buy a digital download of an album from any one of the digital retailers in the UK, as well as going to their local record store while stocks last,” says AIM in a statement. “This way, the labels will be able to remanufacture their CD’s and vinyl more quickly, to resupply the record shops who are also affected by the riots.” We’d also point you in the direction of Twitter feed @_label_love_ – which is co-ordinating plans for benefit gigs – and also Sean Adams from Drowned In Sound, who’s compiling a spreadsheet with data for web developers to help affected labels. Source: Digital Music News
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