London riots begin to affect the music industry
The riots and looting in London have finally started to affect the music industry.
Last night, the Sony warehouse in Enfield was set alight and subsequently burned to the ground destroying stock from the PIAS label group, which houses Rough Trade, Kitsune, XL Recordings, Domino, Fabric and dozens more.
XFM reported that a spokesperson from PIAS released a statement explaining the situation: "PIAS is working closely with SonyDADC who are implementing their emergency plans. PIAS's UK offices in London and all other areas of our business are unaffected. More information will be communicated shortly to all our labels and partners."
Although no official confirmation has clarified the specific artists' music that was affected by the fire, some of the acts signed to the aforementioned labels include Adele, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.
Some of the musicians and acts have voiced their sadness over the fire on social networking site Twitter and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos wrote: "Thoughts go out to all the labels who have lost their stock in Pias fire."
Watch footage of the horrific fire that has now wiped out the warehouse entirely here:
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