Some of you will be familiar with the great work done by Emma and the team behind Love Music Magazine and others not so.
Covering artists and bands across all musical genres, the only proviso is that the music must be new and exciting. The mag is brilliantly put together, monthly and FREE (though donations are welcome via their website), so what’s not to like?
Having launched in July 2013, Love Music celebrated its first anniversary with its own Love Music Awards shortlist, covering loads of bases from Best Pop Artist through Best Management Company to Best Recording Studio.
Surprisingly tucked away in the Best Independent Record Label 2014 category was our own little Integrity Records and, as was announced by the mag last night, we’re proud to say we won the top gong!
So, a massive thank you to over 4,000 of you who voted, and another to Emma and Love Music Magazine for their tireless work promoting new artists.
Finally a word for a fellow winner and great friend of the label, Gavin Monaghan. Not only did Gav win Best Producer but his studio, Magic Garden, was awarded a gong too. Gav and Magic Garden will always have a special place in our hearts for producing early Integrity albums by Plutonik and Miss Black America and, more recently, for his brilliant work with theLights.
Now head off to Love Music Issue 15 to read about all the other winners – some big names like Gary Numan and Scuzz TV are in there, and some great new artists to discover too.