For other uses, see Bella Union (disambiguation).
|Founded||1997; 23 years ago (1997)|
|Genre||Indie rock, alternative rock, folk, experimental, psychedelic|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
It is now run solely by Raymonde.
After releasing records with 4AD for a large part of their career, Cocteau Twins decided to start up the Bella Union record label in 1997, through which they could release their own work as well as any collaborative efforts.
Since 2000, when Guthrie moved to France to concentrate on his own music, Raymonde took the reins at Bella Union.
In 2008 and 2009, with signees Fleet Foxes successfully remaining in the chart for 100 weeks consecutively and having the biggest selling independent album of the year, the label achieved their first Platinum selling disc.
The label has sold over a million Fleet Foxes albums to date.
The label has subsequently released music by Father John Misty, Beach House, Department of Eagles, Karl Blau, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, The Acorn, Mercury Rev, Peter Broderick, PINS, M. , WardPhilip Selway, John Grant, Lawrence Arabia, The Low Anthem, Hannah Cohen, Laura Veirs, The Flaming Lips, Lanterns on the Lake, Inventions, John Tavener, Marissa Nadler, Arc Iris, Clarence Clarity, and Jambinai.
The label won the Independent Record Company Of The Year award at the Music Week Awards, as voted by the UK independent retailers, in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
In 2012, for the 15th anniversary the label took over the curation of one day at End of the Road Festival.
In 2015, Raymonde signed the Yorkshire-born singer Holly Macve, releasing the single "Corner of my Mind".
In 2016, artist Father John Misty was also nominated for a BRIT Award.
The label's releases are distributed by the wholly independent distributors PIAS worldwide.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella Union.