More than a quarter of all music consumed in the UK in 2020 was by artists from the independent music community, as reported by AIM and the BPI. This trend has continued into 2021 following the Q1 success of artists such as Mogwai (Rock Action Records), You Me At Six (AWAL) and Architects (Epitaph Records) achieving No.1 albums in the Official Albums Chart.

Historically predominantly made up of labels, the independent sector’s growing market share now includes an increasing number of creative entrepreneurs, from DIY and self-releasing artists to record labels and other release partners. Very good news! Via AIM