Author Archives: Ben

Resident Music

Featured Store: Resident Music

Owned by Derry Watkins and Natasha Youngs, Resident Music is one of the world’s best record shops. It was winner of England’s Favourite Independent Record Shop in a poll organised for Record Store Day. It’s a far cry from the day before they opened, when Natasha, perched halfway up a ladder painting the shop, heard […]

Music Week Awards 2019

Proper nominated for Sales Team at the Music Week Awards 2019

The nominees for the 2019 Music Week Awards, which recognise the achievements of the entire music business – including record labels, publishing, live, PR, retail, radio and marketing, have been announced today. We’re thrilled to be in the running for the Sales Team award which we last won in 2017, alongside other nominees including The […]

UK Americana Award Winners

UK Americana Awards – The Winners

The fourth annual UK Americana Awards show took place last night at Hackney Empire in London. Hosted by Bob Harris OBE, the awards show included performances from Bennett Wilson Poole, Jade Bird, Mary Gauthier, Ben Glover, Graham Nash, Rhiannon Giddens, Curse of Lono, Isreal Nash and more. We were thrilled to see Proper distributed acts […]

Nevermind

Featured Store: Nevermind

Pictured above, back row: Lily, Natalie, Millie, Lillian and Craig. Front row: Luke and Emily. “The story of how a family run record shop has faced adversity and tragedy but with support from the local community are still bringing pleasure to the music fans of the Boston area” Fanatical Sunderland football fan Gareth Skinner has […]