I Love You Records was among five young European labels honoured by IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association) during Tallinn Music Week.
As part of its fifteenth anniversary, IMPALA launched a new monthly feature FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN to put the spotlight on young independent music companies across Europe. Tallinn Music Week was hosting the first IMPALA Young Label Spotlight event on Saturday 2nd of April, with a panel featuring all five labels, followed by an award ceremony.
Five labels receiving awards at Tallinn Music Week were I Love You Records (Latvia), Porridge Bullet (Estonia), Soliti (Finland), S1 Warsaw (Poland) and Despotz Records (Sweden).
IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith comments:
“We want to shine a light on the deeper and wider story of the independent sector. It’s great to start with the panel in Tallinn Music Week with five young labels all telling their own stories. And this is what real music fans are interested in. They want the whole picture. Where their music comes from, what it stands for, whether it’s fair, what a label’s work tells them. All artists are born equal and these labels underline the importance of making sure that means something.”
IMPALA is an independent music companies association with a mission to grow the independent music sector, return more value to artists, promote cultural diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access and modernise perceptions of the music sector.
I Love You Records is a Latvian record label, founded in 2009. Its catalogue includes Latvian artists Alise Joste, „Momend”, „Laika Suns”, „Mona De Bo”, Estonian acts Iiris, „Ewert and The Two Dragons”, „Sibyl Vane” and up-and-coming Belarus band „Super Besse”.