London Riots - Pias Warehouse Burnt Down.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:08 AM
Scroll a bit further down after the twitter link to see the amount of Indie labels that PIAS disribute/work with.
Includes Ambush Reality, Rough Trade Etc
Chemikal Underground have said they've been affected which pissed me off the most...
Luckily no one was hurt, but I guess alot of stock has been destroyed. I don't want to go into it too much becasue I'm not 100% sure who has been directly affected by the fire, and don't want to be spreading false news.
I hope some kind of insurance covers the indie labels for anything destroyed/delayed in being released because of this.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:03 PM
Posted 10 August 2011 - 09:17 AM
I'll try to sum up the situation again and post some links if anyone is willing to help
As some of you know, a fire which started during the London riots destroyed the Sony warehouse holding the Pias inventory. The warehouse contained records from almost 200 indpendent labels, as well as singles and albums set for release by more established artists such as Arctic Monkeys and Charlie Simpson.
Now a campaign has been launched to help labels affected, with the LabelLove website http://cognitvedisso....com/labellove/ set up to allows music fans to donate money to the cause. People can also email email@example.com to find out about other ways to help out.
A Twitter account @_label_love_ has been set up to keep followers updated with the latest news while the hashtag #labellove is being used by music fans to voice support.
Sean Adams, who founded the website Drowned in Sound, has compiled a spreadsheet of the artists distributed by Pias. He aims to open this up to hackers in the hope they can build tools using the data to encourage fans to buy music on the labels affected. You can help Sean here http://drownedinsoun...s/music/4300077
Posted 10 August 2011 - 11:08 AM