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BELLA UNION is a British independent record label founded in 1997 by Simon Raymonde and 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

After releasing records with 4AD for a large part of their career, 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 and Simon Raymonde decided to take charge of it. One of the earliest bands to sign on was the Australian
Australian
trio Dirty Three , who continue to release under Bella Union. Other early signees include 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
Royal Festival Hall
, with special guests Paul Weller
Paul Weller
, Romeo and Tom from Editors . Fionn Regan was nominated for a Mercury Prize Best Album Of The Year.

In 2008 and 2009, with signees Fleet Foxes successfully remaining in the chart for 100 weeks consecutively and having the biggest selling independent album of the year, the label achieved their first Platinum selling disc. The label has sold over a million Fleet Foxes albums to date.

The label has subsequently released music by Beach House , Department of Eagles , Karl Blau , Explosions in the Sky
Explosions in the Sky
, Fleet Foxes , The Acorn , Mercury Rev
Mercury Rev
, J. Tillman , Peter Broderick , PINS , M. Ward , Philip Selway , John Grant , Lawrence Arabia
Lawrence Arabia
, The Low Anthem
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 and 2016.

In 2012, for the 15th anniversary the label took over the curation of one day at End Of The Road Festival .

The label are distributed by the wholly independent distributors PIAS worldwide.

In 2014, signee John Grant was nominated for a BRIT Award
BRIT Award
. In 2015, Raymonde signed the Yorkshire-born singer Holly Macve, releasing the single "Corner of my Mind". In 2016, artist Father John Misty was also nominated for a BRIT Award. In 2016 following his sold out show at Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
artist John Grant received a Silver disc for the album Pale Green Ghosts.

ARTISTS

* 2:54 * Aerial * Abe Vigoda * Al Brooker * Alessi\'s Ark * Andrew Bird * 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 * Clarence Clarity * Concrete Knives * The Czars * The Dears
The Dears
* Decoder Ring * Department of Eagles * Departure Lounge * Devics * Dirty Three * Doomsquad * Dustin O\'Halloran * Emmy the Great * exmagician * Explosions in the Sky
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 Martinez
* Josh T. Pearson * J. Tillman * Karl Blau * Kid Loco * Landshapes * Lanterns on the Lake * Laura Veirs * Lawrence Arabia
Lawrence Arabia
* Lift to Experience * Lisa Dewey * Lone Wolf * Lost Horizons * The Low Anthem
The Low Anthem
* Lowly * Mammút * Mandarin * Marissa Nadler * Mazarin * Mercury Rev
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 * Promise ">

* ^ "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. * ^

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