Sony CD Warehouse Burns Down in London Riots
More than 150 independent record labels were dealt a huge blow on Monday night, when a facility owned by Sony DADC was destroyed in a fire that resulted from the riots that have torn through England in the past three days.
According to the BBC, the facility, in the London borough of Enfield, served as the main headquarters for U.K. music distributor Pias, which handles stock for independent labels such as 4AD, Sub Pop, Domino, Wrap and XL.
Pias acknowledged the damage in a statement on its Web site on Tuesday, noting, “Pias is working closely with Sony DADC, 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.”