Countdown to Christmas with the ILM Advent Calendar!
Launching Tuesday 1st December 2020, we will spotlight an outstanding UK independent label each day for the 24 days of Christmas. This means a rollout of audio adventures across ILM social platforms of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. A digital equivalent of an all twinkling Christmas house light display. Keep your eyes peeled on the ILM socials for the big reveals!
Christmas Raffle in support of Crisis
We are joining forces with our favorite independent labels to support the outstanding work of the national charity for homeless people, Crisis. Crisis offers a place to stay to all the people in need this winter, as well as emotional support and wellbeing, hot food and a little festive spirit.
Nothing short of a tinsel wrapped smorgasbord of rare and special items!
Tickets for the Independent Label Market: Advent Calendar raffle for CRISIS are £2 each, and you can buy more tickets by increasing your donation and your chances to win!
ILM X TIM’S TWITTER LISTENING PARTIES!
Charlatans frontman, author, label boss and friend of ILM, Tim Burgess has invited us to do a three evening ILM Takeover of his Tim’s Twitter Listening Party series!
The premise is simple: log on to Twitter, drop the needle or click play on the album at the specified time, and enjoy live tweets from band members and a legion of fans with the #TimsTwitterListeningParty as the record plays.
Wednesday 9th Dec
8 pm – Alex Cameron: ‘Miami Memory’ (Secretly Canadian)
9pm – These New Puritans: ‘Hidden’ (Domino)
Thursday 10th Dec:
8pm – Dream Wife: ‘So When You Gonna…’ (Lucky Number)
9pm – Keeley Forsyth: ‘Debris’ (The Leaf Label)
Friday 11th Dec
8pm – Ghostpoet: ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’ (PIAS)
9pm – Baxter Dury: ‘The Night Chancers’ (Heavenly)
We’re coming back on 3rd July with Bandcamp for a global online label market!
As the current pandemic is putting the music industry on hold, we are going online, and joining forces with Bandcamp to support independent labels from Europe and beyond!
Connect to the ILM Bandcamp page on 3rd July, when Bandcamp is waiving its admin fees for ‘Bandcamp Friday’, to find a very special selection of offers from the best indie labels around the world, available for 24 hours only!
BDRMM (UK, Sonic Cathedral)
Benjamin Frölich + Rhode & Brown (Germany, Permanent Vacation)
Nick Catchdubs (USA, Fool’s Gold Records)
Photay (USA, Mexican Summer)
Riyo Mountains (Japan, EM Records)
Solo Moderna (Colombia, Galletas Calientes Records)
Tim Sweeney (USA, Beats In Space)