The Vinyl Factory is an independent British music and arts enterprise. In existence since 2001, the group encompasses a record label, vinyl pressing plant, gallery spaces, record shop and music magazine.
The Vinyl Factory record label collaborates with musicians and artists to produce and release limited edition vinyl, as well as create accompanying exhibitions, events and audio-visual shows. Our label roster includes releases with Massive Attack, Dinos Chapman, Florence + the Machine. Christian Marclay, Pet Shop Boys, Martin Creed, Bryan Ferry, The xx, Duran Duran and Jeremy Deller.
The Vinyl Factory manufacturing division, which is centred around our vinyl pressing plant, located on the site of the century-old EMI plant at Hayes, Middlesex, prides itself on crafting the best records in the world. Once the cornerstone of the British music industry, this is the plant that produced era-defining records by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Sex Pistols and more.
The Vinyl Factory galleries include two spaces in London, The Vinyl Factory Soho and 180 The Strand – we curate our own exhibitions and events in these spaces, including 2012-2013 shows by Dinos Chapman, Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Nick Rhodes and Tim Noble & Sue Webster. The Vinyl Factory Soho is also available to hire – brands that have used this space to date include Adidas, Agnes b, Diesel, MTV, Nike, Nokia, O2, Orange, Sony Music, Smirnoff, T Mobile, Universal Pictures, Versace, Warner Music, Yves Saint Laurent and XL recordings. In May 2009 the London gallery hosted the Island Records 50th anniversary.
180 The Strand is a new space to house all creative industries. Representing a new wave of creative collaboration, it will provide space for the most exciting, innovative businesses and visionary talents to co-exist and harness inspiration.
The Vinyl Factory also publishes FACT magazine, one of the world’s most popular and influential music websites, with readership in excess of 3 million page views per month, and owns the iconic Phonica Records, one of London’s best-loved yet globally renowned record shops.