Welcome to Band on the Wall Recordings. We’re a new label based out of the iconic music venue, charity, cultural hub and learning centre in Manchester (UK) – Band on the Wall.
We started the label in 2020 as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak and the challenge it presented to young musicians. We looked into how we could use our position within the industry to provide support and relief to those within our community.
The result was the birth of Band on the Wall Recordings and the production of two fundraiser compilations, released with the hope of providing financial support to the artists and musicians that we share space with. The first – ‘2020’, is a snapshot of the future sound of Manchester, whilst the second – ‘Live from Band on the Wall’, is a high-quality pack of live tracks, captured between 2009 – 2014 inside Band on the Wall, featuring artists such as Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, Kirsty Almeida, Azymuth, Dele Sosimi, Jazzanova and more.
We’re thrilled to say that these albums generated essential income to artists, and we begun distributing the royalties to the contributing musicians at the start of 2021. Whilst the financial support by no means provides a solution to what has been a torrid year for these artists, we hope that it provides some relief to help them keep creating.
As 2021 continues to unfold and as live music slowly makes its way back into reality, the label’s aim is to continue celebrating the talents and artistic practice of these emerging artists from Manchester. We have many exciting plans and projects in place for 2021, which we’ll be sharing the details of with you very shortly.
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