Music distribution centre destroyed

Posted by DR on 09/08/11

You probably know about the riots in London (and subsequently other parts of the country such as Birmingham), but what you may not know is that the destroyed Sony warehouse was also a distribution centre used by PIAS (Play It Again Sam). According to Rock Sound, PIAS are expected to make a statement later today. A few musicians have already had their say:

Frank Turner: "People saying they burnt down PIAS, UK indie distributor. Oh well, there goes independent labels. Fuck."

Chris TT: "If PIAS damage bad as sounds, implication for UK independent music industry very severe indeed. Small dedicated businesses, NOT majors. :("

Fraser Taylor, Young Guns: "Huge bummer about Sony/Pias distro warehouse being burnt to the ground. terrible impact on independent music, including our own. Fuck you!"

UPDATE: PIAS release a statement about the blaze:

"There was a fire last night at the SonyDADC warehouse which services the physical distribution for PIAS in the UK and Ireland. PIAS is working closely with SonyDADC who are implementing their emergency plans. PIAS's UK offices in London and all other areas of our business are unaffected. More information will be communicated shortly to all our labels and partners."

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