The Vinyl Factory

The Vinyl Factory

The Vinyl Factory is an independent British music and arts enterprise. Founded in 2001, the enterprise encompasses a record label, vinyl pressing plant, gallery spaces, record shop and music magazine.

Record label

3D & The Art of Massive Attack

The Vinyl Factory record label collaborates with musicians and artists to produce and release limited edition vinyl, as well as create accompanying exhibitions, events and audiovisual shows.[1] The Vinyl Factory label roster includes Massive Attack, Dinos Chapman (Jake and Dinos Chapman), Florence and the Machine. Christian Marclay, Pet Shop Boys, Martin Creed, Bryan Ferry,[2] The xx, Duran Duran and Jeremy Deller.[3][4]


Pet Shop Boys 'Electric' Limited Edition Boxset
Nick Rhodes & Warren Cuccurullo 'TV Mania'

The Vinyl Factory manufacturing division,[5] is based at their vinyl pressing plant, located on the site of the century-old EMI plant at Hayes in Middlesex.[6] Part of the British music industry, it is the plant that produced records by The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Sex Pistols.[7]


The Vinyl Factory galleries include two spaces in London, The Vinyl Factory Soho and The Vinyl Factory at 180 The Strand. The enterprise curate their own exhibitions and events in these spaces, including recent audio-visual shows with Lazarides,[8] and The Moving Museum as well as celebrations of the vinyl aesthetic of Kraftwerk, David Bowie and Punk. In 2013 The Vinyl Factory also partnered with the British Council to host the opening party for Jeremy Deller at the Venice Biennale[9] and presented Dinos Chapman’s first live music show at Sónar and subsequently during Frieze Art Fair in London.

Fact and Phonica

The Vinyl Factory publishes FACT music website, which developed from FACT magazine,[2] and owns Phonica Records in London.


  1. "Artist Dinos Chapman turns his hand to music – video exclusive". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. 1 2 "The Vinyl Factory". 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  3. "Turner winner Jeremy Deller helms The Vinyl Factory's latest deluxe release". FACT Magazine. February 7, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  4. "Dance Tracks of the Week". Spin. November 21, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  5. James Delingpole (1973-05-25). "How Britain got its groove back". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  6. "Secret 7" 2014". Umusic. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  7. Aspden, Peter (2012-08-31). "Back in the groove". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  8. Pasori, Cedar (2013-10-24). "BRUTAL Lazarides Gallery". Complex. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  9. "British Council − British Pavilion in Venice". 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2014-02-13.

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