Oasis, The Smiths, Primal Scream. Just some of the legendary bands that have started off on independent record labels.
In January of last year, the epicentre of independent music in Aberdeen, One Up record shop, shut its doors for the last time.
Next month, an event is being held in Aberdeen which will promote this music and also aim to re-capture the spirit of the celebrated record shop.
The inaugural Independent Record Label Market, has been organised by north-east internet music community 57° North and the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), alongside Comprende Records and Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA).
Taking place at The Lemon Tree, the people behind some of the country’s most prominent independent labels – such as Chemikal Underground – will be displaying their wares.
John Anderson, of 57° North, said: “The closure of much-loved record shop One-Up left a huge hole in the region’s music scene, so we’re delighted to be working with the SMIA and APA to give people the chance to buy their music ‘over-the-counter’ again, in the kind of social atmosphere we’ve all been missing.”
Jim Ewen, Comprende Records, added: “I went to a small label market last year on my travels and felt that our own music scene was ripe for hosting something similar.
“We quickly pricked the ears of the wider national music scene and industry and it’s always good to have them turn their focus on Aberdeen. Support has been great, so we are looking forward to exploring new partnerships and events.”
Entry is free for the event which is being held on Saturday, November 15, from 11.30am to 4.30pm,