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SAY Award Longlist 2018

SAY Award 2018 – The Longlist

The longlist for the 2018 Scottish Album of the Year Award was announced last night at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut! in Glasgow. We’re pleased to see four Proper distributed releases included in the list, Blue Rose Code’s The Water of Leith, Karine Polwart and Pippa Murphy’s A Pocket of Wind Resistance, Elephant Sessions’ All […]

Derricks Music

Featured Store: Derricks Music

The unluckiest record shop owner in the world An exclusive piece from Graham Jones forthcoming book‘The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen’ Derricks Music was started in Port Talbot by Derrick, the uncle of current owner Chris Stylinaou, as an electrical store that stocked a few LPs. Like other shops in the […]

National Album Day

National Album Day announced for October 13th

The first ever National Album Day will be taking place on Saturday 13th October 2018 with a week-long build-up of activities and BBC Music editorial. National Album Day is a celebration of the nation’s love of the album format – both new and classics and across all genres. Albums have been at the heart of […]

Drew Hill and Jo Donnelly

Proper Hires Jo Donnelly to Head Up New Press and Promotions Department

We’re pleased to announce the hire of Jo Donnelly to head up our new full-service press and promotions department. Covering UK media, from print (national and regional) and online publications to radio and television, the department will be available to add muscle to campaigns across all genres, for both Proper’s distributed labels as well as […]

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 – The Winners

The winners of the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which celebrates the best of folk, acoustic and roots music, were announced last night in Belfast. Presented once again by Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis, the awards show included performances from Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Cara Dillon, Lankum, Paul Brady, Olivia Chaney and […]