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How indie labels changed the world | Music | The Guardian

… Rough Trade, … Pinnacle, … Mute, Creation, Factory, … 4AD … (were) run by an individual or individuals with a singular vision and passion, an untutored approach to business and a devil-may-care attitude to the conventions of the record industry. Their names were Daniel Miller, Geoff Travis, Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Alan McGee and Ivo Watts-Russell – and if they were embarking on a career in today’s streamlined multi-platform music industry, they would each struggle to make it past reception.

Subjunctive? they do.

 

 

 

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