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Sad news for PIAS family in London riots

August 9, 2011

We awoke this morning to news that the Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield which holds stock to be distributed by the PIAS Group (our distributor) was burned to the ground last night during the riots – as reported on The Guardian website. All stock is believed to have been lost which has grave consequences for the many independent labels such as Brownswood, Warp, Young Turks, Ninja Tune, Domino, Sunday Best who are distributed by PIAS. Who knows how this will affect independent music in the UK?

We would like to express our solidarity with all of the labels affected by these terrible events. Keep on keepin’ on everyone – we can get through this if we stand together. Music fans please support independent music and show your support for the indie label community. You can help them survive this disaster by buying a digital download of an album from any one of the digital retailers in the UK, as well as going to your local record store and buying CD or vinyl while stocks last.

This way, the labels will be able to remanufacture their CDs and vinyl more quickly, to resupply the record shops who are also affected by the riots.

For the immediate future then, your most reliable port of call for Brownswood releases (in their physical form) is the Brownswood Store.

This is a sad day for independent music in the UK.

Stay safe everyone.

Brownswood Recordings

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