TVD Radar: Independent Label Market announces two winter markets for London and Manchester, 11/12 & 11/19

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Independent Label Market announces two events for Winter 2022—ILM’s flagship London event will take place Saturday 12th November at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross with a new date at Manchester’s New Century on Saturday 19th November.

Earlier this year, ILM: London introduced a vibrant new set of stalls featuring artists and craft makers. The Craft Makers Corner makes its return for the Winter edition with Hand Jazz, East London Printmakers, Dan Jamieson and satirical artist / illustrator Darren Cullen.

The first record labels to confirm for ILM: London include Bella Union, Big Dada, Dirty Hit, Earth, Erased Tapes, Fire, Late Night Tales, Ninja Tune, Partisan and Sonic Cathedral. They will bring with them a trove of exclusives including vinyl rarities and test pressings as well as extended back catalogues, signed merchandise and advance copies—just in time for Christmas! Watch this space for the full line-up announcement, as well as further details of the ILM curated DJ sets from artists, labels and friends.

Following a hugely successful debut in Manchester in collaboration with Tim Burgess’ Vinyl Adventures Record Fair, ILM returns to Manchester this Winter at the newly reopened New Century, a historic Grade II listed building that played host to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks in the ’60s and acid house parties in the ’80s. It has now been restored to its former glory for a new era.

ILM: Manchester is also delighted to announce a day of FUTURES workshops for young people which is part of a newly launched venture by ILM to support young people in the creative industries. Together with their network of independent labels, partners and artists, ILM is investing in young creatives by delivering a series of practical, “hands-on” workshops to students and young people across the UK.

These unique, inclusive workshops feature experts from the wonderful, culturally diverse world of independent music and cover a breadth of topics; including Self-releasing Music, How to Access Funding in the Creative Arts, and Neuro-Diversity and Inclusion in the Music Industry. ILM hopes that these free educational experiences will support future creatives in taking their first steps towards a career in the arts. Independent Label Market is proudly supported in this initiative by the Arts Council England.

In conjunction with this, ILM will also be hosting a very exclusive auction for a Super Limited Edition of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” Vinyl Acetate. Last Christmas, Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon generously donated ILM one of 50 copies of this extremely rare and collectible, newly remastered edition of John Lennon’s iconic “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” which was recorded with The Plastic Ono Band and The Harlem Community Choir. Each edition is stickered and numbered out of 50 and includes a machine printed signature from Yoko, making it an incredibly collectable item. ILM is auctioning its copy to raise money for its FUTURES initiative.

Independent Label Market: London takes place Saturday 12th November at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, hotly followed by Independent Label Market: Manchester at New Century on Saturday 19th November.

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