Since 2011, Independent Label Market has been bringing together some of the world’s best record labels for a day of market-style record trading. In October the market will launch Paris for the first time and typically there’s going to be quite the entourage.
Seventy-five independent record labels from around the world have already been confirmed for this inaugural Parisian edition. Labels include homegrown imprints including Because Music, Ed Banger, Kill The DJ Records, Pias France and Wagram Music; German neighbours !K7; plus Drag City and Secretly Canadian from across the pond. A host of UK labels – including Bella Union, Heavenly, Hospital and Warp – make the trip across the channel.
If you run an indie label and want to join in with the fun, apply here.
As usual, it’s an intimate opportunity for labels to showcase their back catalogues as well as bring out rarities, signed merchandise and advance copies, exclusive to the event. The day will be soundtracked by a troupe of France’s finest.
Le Marché des Labels Indépendants: Paris takes place at Halle Des Blancs Manteaux on 1 October. For more information, head here.