Cooking Vinyl is an independent music company headquartered in the United Kingdom.
The company, founded by Martin Goldschmidt in 1986, houses both a record company and music publisher (Cooking Vinyl Music Publishing), amongst other businesses.
Cooking Vinyl works with / has worked with artists including Billy Bragg, Nina Nesbitt, Passenger, Amanda Palmer and Alison Moyet.
The company runs offices in London, Paris, Berlin, New York and Melbourne.
Sale of Essential Music & Marketing
After selling its in-house distribution company, Uploader, to the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), Cooking Vinyl became a stakeholder in another independent distribution and services company in Essential Music & Marketing.
Essential Music was founded in 2003, working with label partners including FatCat, Cherry Red, Lojinx, Nettwerk, Concord Music Group, BMG, Thirty Tigers, Snapper, Fierce Panda and Full Time Hobby – as well as Cooking Vinyl itself.
Cooking Vinyl remained 100% independent following the Essential Music sale.Music Business Worldwide