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Ruth Daniel – Fat Northerner Records / Un-convention
Ruth Daniel co-founded Manchester indie label, Fat Northerner Records in 2003. In the proud tradition of great British indies such as 4AD, Warp, Creation and of course Factory, Fat Northerner only release music by artists they believe in.
Fat Northerner has worked with over 60 bands and was one of the first labels to fully embrace the digital revolution. Their recent project involves current bands reworking Salford punk-poet John Cooper Clarke’s material and has attracted interest from many top artists, bands and spoken word artists.
Ruth is co-founder and chair of Un-Convention, a music conference aimed specifically at the grass roots of the industry, the goal is to bring together like minded individuals to discuss the future of Independent music. Ruth is also Director of a new online live music industry project with fellow UKYME nominee Ian Chamings. Ruth was shortlisted for UK Young Music Entrepreneur 2008. Ruth believes in making music as culture, rather than music as commerce.
Ruth’s commitment for music in the NW is very strong, as cited in a statement from the jury on the UK Young Entrepreneur panel, for the award that she was short listed for this year (supported by NESTA and The British Council):
‘With passion and enthusiasm for both music and her region, Ruth has in a short time built an independent record label representing talent from the North-West. She is a genuine and very hardworking young music entrepreneur representing quality acts, and the judges applaud her obvious commitment’ (Jury included Alison Wenham, Chief Exec. AIM; Paul Williams, Editor Music Week; and Phil Patterson, International Business Specialist for Music, UK Trade and Investment)