Countless small record labels that are distributed by PIAS have suffered potentially devastating losses in a warehouse fire at Sony’s distribution centre in North London. SonyDADC handles distribution for PIAS, who in turn supply records from the likes of 20:20Vision, 4AD, Warp, Border Community, Brownswood and Buzzin’ Fly to independent retailers across the country.
The building was set alight during the disturbances that have taken place in London over the last three days. Many musicians, artists and label owners have taken to social networks to express their dismay at the situation, with some saying that this could send already struggling independent retails out of business.
A video of the fire can be seen over at the BBC.