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Bella Union
Bella Union
is a British independent record label founded in 1997 by Simon Raymonde and Robin Guthrie
Robin Guthrie
of Cocteau Twins. It is now run solely by Raymonde.

Contents

1 History 2 Artists 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] After releasing records with 4AD
4AD
for a large part of their career, Cocteau Twins
Cocteau Twins
decided to start up the Bella Union
Bella Union
record label in 1997, through which they could release their own work as well as any collaborative efforts. The band split up not long after, but instead of letting the newly formed label go under, Robin Guthrie
Robin Guthrie
and Simon Raymonde decided to take charge of it. One of the earliest bands to sign on was the Australian trio Dirty Three, who continue to release under Bella Union. Other early signees include Françoiz Breut
Françoiz Breut
and The Czars. Since 2000, when Guthrie moved to France to concentrate on his own music, Raymonde took the reins at Bella Union. In 2007, the 10th anniversary celebrations saw Bella Union
Bella Union
host two nights at the Royal Festival Hall, with special guests Paul Weller, Romeo and Tom from Editors. Fionn Regan
Fionn Regan
was nominated for a Mercury Prize Best Album Of The Year. In 2008 and 2009, with signees Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes
successfully remaining in the chart for 100 weeks consecutively and having the biggest selling independent album of the year,[citation needed] the label achieved their first Platinum selling disc. The label has sold over a million Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes
albums to date.[when?][citation needed] The label has subsequently released music by Beach House, Department of Eagles, Karl Blau, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, The Acorn, Mercury Rev, J. Tillman, Peter Broderick, PINS, M. Ward, Philip Selway, John Grant, Lawrence Arabia, The Low Anthem, Hannah Cohen, Laura Veirs, The Flaming Lips, Lanterns on the Lake, Inventions, John Tavener, Marissa Nadler, Arc Iris, Clarence Clarity, and Jambinai. The label won the Independent Record Company Of The Year award at the Music Week
Music Week
Awards, as voted by the UK independent retailers, in 2010, 2012, 2014[citation needed] and 2016.[1] In 2012, for the 15th anniversary the label took over the curation of one day at End of the Road Festival. In 2014, signee John Grant was nominated for a BRIT Award. In 2015, Raymonde signed the Yorkshire-born singer Holly Macve, releasing the single "Corner of my Mind".[2][3] In 2016, artist Father John Misty was also nominated for a BRIT Award. In 2016, following his sold out show at Royal Albert Hall, artist John Grant received a Silver disc for the album Pale Green Ghosts. The label are distributed by the wholly independent distributors PIAS worldwide. Artists[edit]

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Arc Iris
(band) Art of Fighting The Autumns Ballet School BC Camplight Beach House Bernard+Edith Bikini Atoll Bonnevill Cashier No.9 Celebration Chimes and Bells[4] Clarence Clarity Concrete Knives The Czars The Dears Decoder Ring Department of Eagles Departure Lounge Devics Dirty Three Doomsquad Dustin O'Halloran Emmy the Great exmagician Explosions in the Sky Ezra Furman Faraway Places Father John Misty Fiona Brice Fionn Regan Flaming Lips Fleet Foxes Françoiz Breut Garlic Gwei-Lo Hannah Cohen Holly Macve Horse Thief Howling Bells I Break Horses Inventions The Kissaway Trail Jack Dangers Jambinai Jetscreamer John Grant John Tavener Jonathan Wilson Josh Martinez Josh T. Pearson J. Tillman Karl Blau Kid Loco Landshapes Lanterns on the Lake Laura Veirs Lawrence Arabia Lift to Experience Lisa Dewey Lone Wolf Lost Horizons The Low Anthem Lowly Mammút Mandarin Marissa Nadler Mazarin Mercury Rev Midlake Mountain Man M. Ward Mt.Royal My Latest Novel My Sad Captains Nanaco Ohbijou Our Broken Garden Pavo Pavo Peter Broderick Peter von Poehl Phil Selway Pins Poor Moon[5] Promise & The Monster Robert Gomez Rothko Roy Harper Russell Mills/Undark Simon Raymonde Sing-Sing Sleeping States Sneakster Snowbird Stephanie Dosen Sumie Susanne Sundfør The Trouble With Templeton[6] Van Dyke Parks The Venue Tiny Ruins Treefight for Sunlight Veronica Falls Vetiver The Walkmen Wild Nothing Thousands Xiu Xiu Xylouris White Zun Zun Egui

See also[edit]

List of record labels

References[edit]

^ "Previous winners". Music Week
Music Week
Awards 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2017.  ^ "Holly Macve speaks to Best Fit about her new single ahead of Latitude".  ^ "Welcome, Holly Macve - Bella Union".  ^ 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14). "Chimes & Bells". Bella Union. Retrieved 2012-05-27.  ^ 19 January 2012 (2012-01-19). "Poor Moon". Bella Union. Retrieved 2012-05-27.  ^ [1]

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