Label of the Year

Gramophone describes the Glasgow-based label Linn Records, founded in 1983, as “a label that has managed to balance sound A&R, first-class production values and a forward-looking approach to distribution. It has demonstrated that small can be both beautiful and profitable, and also have great artistic integrity.”

Linn Records is an off-shoot of Linn, the producer of audio equipment. The high standard of Linn’s sound – steered by producer/engineer is Philip Hobbs – showcases the label’s diverse and prestigious roster of artists, such as the late Sir Charles Mackerras, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Dunedin Consort and Players under John Butt, John Ward, Phantasm, Alfie Boe, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Alexander Janiczek, Pamela Thorby and Elizabeth Kenny.

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