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Welcome to The Artist Shop, a music store dedicated to the independent progressive artist putting out his/her own product. The items we display we buy directly from the artist or his/her own company. When you buy from these artists you can take pride in the knowledge that more of your dollar is going directly to the artist than when you buy from a mainstream, corporate, big business, big bucks, impersonal, conglomerate label. And that means you're investing in the future of these artists and their continued creation of new work.  It's also been pointed out to us by some artists that there are many independent progressive labels not owned by artists, but without which many independent progressive artists would go unheard. So you will also see  independent labels that we consider to 'have a mission!'

And, of course, don't forget to check out ordering instructions. We are proud to offer SSL Secure Transaction Processing for your safety and security in on-line ordering!

And if you have any suggestions for our site or know of artists who belong here, drop us a line and let us know about it. And as long as I'm being such a pest, please, please, please sign our guest book! It'll help us keep you up to date on new artists and new releases coming into the store and special events like artist IRC Chats. And have no fear. We have NO intention of giving, selling or sharing our list with anyone!


Know what you're looking for and haven't got the time to browse?   Try The Artist Shop's Google Search Engine!

But if you've got the time to browse, check out our special pages below for our member artists and labels as well as our text catalogs.

Catalog (text version)
For those who prefer just text or anyone who wants to print out our catalog.  We have three basic catalogs.
Artist & Label Members - those artists and labels with whom we work directly
Import Text Catalog - Featuring the latest in general import releases.
General Domestic Text Catalog - Featuring the latest in progressive domestic releases

But if you want to browse around and discover new things, below is our directory of member artists and labels.  Each page is loaded with graphics, RealAudio soundbites and descriptions.

Adrian Belew Presents/Strugglebaby Records
Adrian Belew's label for his own solo work and productions; Strugglebaby is the label for Adrian's old cohorts in The Bears, now known as the Psychodots.
Alchemy
Jon Durant's home for himself, Michael Manring, Gary Willis, Caryn Lin, Robby Aceto, Brian Gingrich and Wayne Krantz & Leni Stern. Also David Torn hangs around this home a lot.
Alucard
Kerry Minnear's label for Gentle Giant archival releases.
Arion Records
Featuring Glass Hammer!!!
Audio Fidelity
Audiophile recordings on gold discs and SACDs for Yes, Vangelis, Bob Dylan, Rush, CSN, Phil Collins, Joe Walsh, Gary Wright and many more!
Auntie Social Music
Featuring music from the legendary voice of Happy Rhodes!
BGO
BGO Records is an independent reissue label specialising in classic highly collectable recordings of groups, singers and instrumentalists from the fifties through to the eighties.
Buckyball Music
Vibist Marc Wagnon and vocalist Sarah Pillow's home for jazz and fusion works including the band, Tunnels, with bassist extraordinaire Percy Jones of Brand X.
Burning Shed
No-Man vocalist, Tim Bowness, and Samuel Smiles keyboardist, Peter Chilvers, CD-R label for archival releases for their work, plus Steve Wilson, Bass Communion, No-Man, Alias Grace, Darkroom, Navigator and more.
Camel Productions
Andy Latimer's new home for Camel.
Camino Records
Featuring Steve Hackett of Genesis and GTR.
Caroline Records
Featuring the greatest of progressive classics from King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, Brian Eno, Steve Hackett, Peter Hammill, Van der Graaf Generator, Steve Hillage, Brand X, Neu, Gong, Japan, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, UK, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Harold Budd, Roger Eno, John Wetton, Hatfield & the North and many, many more!
Clearlight 888 Music
French keyboardist/composer Cyrille Verdeaux as a solo artist and leader of the classic ensemble Clearlight Symphony
Crescent Discs
Phil Miller of Matching Mole, Hatfield & the North, and National Health fame started Crescent Discs for his In Cahoots and solo output.
Cuneiform
A giant among progressive labels featuring Boud Deun, Soft Machine, Hugh Hopper, Henry Kaiser, Happy the Man, Bird Songs of the Mesozoic, Phil Miller, The Muffins, Heldon and so much more!
Discipline
King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill, Trey Gunn, Leagues of Gentlemen and Crafty Guitarists, California Guitar Trio and more incredible artists!
echolyn, Inc.
Featuring Echolyn, Brett Kull, Finneus Gauge, Almost Always and more
eOne
Major distributor of dozens of independent labels!
Esoteric Recordings
New progressive label starting with remastered classics from Egg, Rare Bird, Daevid Allen, Paladin, Marsupilami, Jonesy and Big Sleep and many, many more!
Mike Keneally's Exowax Recordings
Mike Keneally, Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins.
Expression Records
Phil Manzanera's label for new releases and reissues of his solo work and group work with Quiet Sun, 801 and The Explorers with Andy Mackay.
Fie! Records
Peter Hammill and David Jackson of Van der Graaf Generator, Judge Smith.
Floating World
UK label and distributor carrying titles by Yes, Anthony Phillips, Rick Wakeman, Spirit, Hawkwind, David Bedford, The Enid, Sonny Landreth, Fish, Gong, Iona, No-Man and much, much more!
Hux Records
A label from the UK specializing in BBC Archival recordings for progressive and classic rock artists like Soft Machine, Neil Innes, Family, Focus, Pentangle, Gentle Giant, Caravan, Kevin Ayers, Be Bop Deluxe, Pip Pyle, Gryphon, Elton Dean and many, many more!
Inside Out America
New label for progressive music including The Flower Kings, Ayreon, Platypus, Arena, Derek Sherinian, Planet X,  Mastermind, Threshold, Enchant,  Pain of Salvation, Ten Jinn and so many more!
Jade Warrior
Legendary band from the 70's blending progressive rock with world music from all over the globe still making great music today
KScope
Post progressive label featuring the latest from Porcupine Tree, No-Man, Richard Barbieri, Gavin Harrison, Nosound, Anekdoten, Blackfield, Steven Wilson, Pineapple Thief and more!
Linden Music
Home of Kit Watkins from Happy the Man and Camel. Kit's music ranges from progressive to ambient, world music, electronic and much more.
Magna Carta
Features Bozzio/Levin/Stevens, Tempest, Magellan, Cairo, World Trade, Shadow Gallery, Royal Hunt, Altura, Enchant, Lemur Voice
Manticore Records
Resurrection of the classic label for Emerson, Lake & Palmer's group and solo works.
Masters of Art
(Motto: 'Loud Music For Quiet People') is the label run by Judge Smith to manufacture and release CDs of his own projects.
Medium Productions
Formed by Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri & Mick Karn all formerly of Japan and Rain Tree Crow.
Mobile Fidelity
The undisputed pioneer and leader in audiophile recordings since the company's inception in 1977.
MoonJune Records
For music where the crossroads of progressive and jazz meet.  Includes Soft Machine, Tripod, DFA, Finisterre and many Soft Machine related artists.
Musea
Renowned French progressive label featuring Minimum Vital, Anekdoten, Anglagard, Finisterre, Galadriel, Kerrs Pink, Osiris, Quidam, Sebastian Hardie, Trace, Benoit Widemann, and so many, many more!
Noisy Records
Noisy Records is the home for the music of violinist David Cross, famed for his tenure in King Crimson during the Lark's Tongue, Starless & Bible Black, and Red era.
One Step Records
After too long an absence, Moody Blues keyboardist/vocalist Mike Pinder returns to the music scene with his own music on his own label.
Papabear Records
This homegrown label is owned and operated by Tony Levin of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel.
ProgRock Records
New progressive rock label featuring Ajalon, Cryptic Vision, Frameshift, Ghost Circus, K2, Liquid Scarlet, Lizette &, Lucas White & Edsey, Guy Manning, Henning Pauly, Salem Hill, Sandstone, Sylvan, Thessera, Under the Sun, Oliver Wakeman, and many more!
Radiant Records
Radiant Records is the label for Spock's Beard and Neal Morse!
Real Gone Music
Born from the creators of the Collector's Choice and Hep Cat Records labels, Real Gone Music can be from any era, any genre, from superstar acts or the most overlooked artist - but if it's REAL GONE, it's an essential recording coming to you with excellent sound and packaging, designed to make you feel like you did the first time you bought an album or single at your local record store.  Features artists such as Rick Wakeman, The Grateful Dead, Dream Academy, Ides of March, Vanilla Fudge, Cannonball Adderly, The Fifth Dimension, The Mamas & The Papas, BST, Electric Prunes and many more!
Repertoire
Reissue label based in Germany responsible for great releases of great Progressive and Classic Rock titles from the likes of Gentle Giant, Jade Warrior, Renaissance, Atomic Rooster, Marc Bolan, If, Curved Air, Family, Gravy Train, Alvin Lee, Magna Carta, Mountain, The Move, Pretty Things, Procol Harum, Quatermass, The Zombies and many, many more!
ReR Recommended
Chris Cutler's Rock in Opposition label featuring his own work plus Fred Frith, Art Bears, Biota, Cassiber, Bob Drake, Faust, The Necks, Jon Rose, Thinking Plague, Tim Hodgkinson, ZGA and many, many more!
Rykodisc
Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Badfinger, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, The Roches, The Residents, Bob Mould, Medeski Martin and Wood, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Robert Hunter, Mickey Hart, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Devo, Sandy Denny, Bruce Cockburn, John Cale, and so many more!
Samadhisound
Home to the new works of David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and more!
Seventh Records
Home to the classic French band, Magma, along with the solo works of Christian Vander!
SheetMusicPlus
Where you'll find sheet music, books, instructional videos, music equipment and much, much more!
Snapper
The Snapper group of labels includes releases by Marillion, Pretty Things, Ozric Tentacles, Gong, Love, Peter Green, Family and many more.
SPV
The SPV group of labels includes SPV, Revisited, Steamhammer, Yellow Label and more.
Summerfold/Winterfold
Two labels from Bill Bruford to showcase his jazz and progressive rock leanings.
Third Contact
Larry "Synergy" Fast's label to re-release his back catalog and move into the future.  Also features his good friend, Joy Askew.
Toff Records
Independent label for the British progressive group Pendragon.
White Dove
Featuring Annie Haslam of Renaissance
Witchwood Records
The record label of The Strawbs, Acoustic Strawbs and Dave Cousins!
Wounded Bird Records
Wounded Bird Records was formed in 1998 as a label that specializes in the reissue of albums from the 60's, 70's and early 80's on compact disc!
Zomart Records
Zomart Records is the home of former Van der Graaf Generator bassist and solo artist Nic Potter!
New Labels - Page 1
Established artists like Mark Craney & Friends, Doane Perry of Jethro Tull.  Also look for biographies of John Wetton and Vangelis.
Exposť
All lovers of progressive music should check out this great progressive journal!
Accessories
Japanese mini-LP sleeve baggies, round bottom CD sleeves, etc.

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Overstock Sale
Overstock items being let go at a reduced price
Gift Certificates
For the discriminating gift giver to give to the discriminating music lover!
The Artist Shop FAQ
Here's where you'll find our privacy policy, returns policy and answers to other common questions.
Newsletter Updates
Check out our newsletter with information on the latest releases, tour dates, IRC Chats, etc.
Links Page
The success of The Artist Shop will be due in no small part to all our friends throughout the 'net who have been so kind to add links from their site to ours. I hope you'll check them out.
IRC Page
Our new page to give you information about our IRC Chats with various musicians.

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