Cooking Vinyl is a UK based independent record company, founded in 1986 by former manager and booking agent Martin Goldschmidt and business partner Pete Lawrence. Goldschmidt remains the current owner and managing director. The company is based in Acton, London.
Established in 1986, Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s most innovative independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster in the process. Key to the company’s longevity is its emphasis on artist-driven deals with its pioneering introduction of bespoke services-only contracts that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights. As for recent years, 2015 and 2016 were remarkable for the label, described by Uncut magazine “a template for modern independent record companies”. Associated Artists