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One Little Independent partners with FUGA

By | Published on Thursday 15 September 2022

One Little Independent

Downtown-owned music distributor FUGA has announced a new partnership with One Little Independent to provide distribution and global marketing services to the label, ahead of the release of new Björk album ‘Fossora’ at the end of this month.

“OLI’s fierce independence and approach to placing artists front and centre is aligned with FUGA’s own strategy, where we aim to consistently support our partners in their efforts to amplify and grow their artists, both locally and globally”, says FUGA’s UK General Manager Liz Northeast. “We are honoured to partner with [label founder] Derek Birkett and the team at OLI at such a pivotal time”.

Birkett adds: ”We’re excited to be working with Liz and the wider FUGA team, we know their passion and dedication to independence and fairness is a great match for us”.

Launched in 1985, the label was originally called One Little Indian, but changed its name in 2020, saying that it had accepted that its former moniker had been “perpetuating a harmful stereotyping and exploitation of indigenous peoples’ culture”.

As well as Björk, its current roster includes Ásgeir, Poppy Ackroyd, Galya Bisengalieva, Bad Breeding and Kathryn Williams.