Vinyl was supposed to be dead - and we were all set to be curating our own Spotify playlists. But, as is clear from creaking-at-seams record-pressing plants in the Czech Republic to purveyors of beach-glass vinyl in Big Sur; things haven't quite panned out like that. Independent record labels appear to be flourishing like never before, riding the wave of the vinyl renaissance and using the internet to sell direct to thirsty customers. Music did get free, but, in truth, it was the major labels that suffered. In Label Notes, Ian Preece sets off on a road trip across Europe and America to try to get behind the scenes (and sounds) of the independent music industry today. Label Notes is a celebration of sleeves, records, good taste, and all independent music.