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Parasol Mail Order Closing After 20 Years

Indie retailer will continue operating as a label group

November 30, 2011 8:35 AM ET
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The indie mail order company Parasol has announced that it will fold both its mail-order operation and its brick-and-mortar record store in Urbana, Illinois on December 17th. Parasol, which has been in business for over 20 years, was a crucial distributor of music on small labels in the Nineties, when print catalogs and zines thrived as a primary source of indie music.

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Though Parasol's retail business will cease to exist, the company will carry on as the Parasol Label Group, which includes small labels such as Hidden Agenda, Mud, Reaction, Spur and Galaxy Gramophone.

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