Bedroom Community is an Icelandic record label/collective formed in 2006 by Valgeir Sigurðsson, with Nico Muhly and Ben Frost, later adding Sam Amidon, Daníel Bjarnason, Puzzle Muteson, Paul Corley, Nadia Sirota, James McVinnie, Emily Hall, Jodie Landau, & aYia to the intimate roster.
The collective spirit of Bedroom Community is its most precious resource. The roster is made up of creatively diverse artists who are drawn to the murky spaces between genres, and who uniformly support one another’s forays into this murk.
Whether on tour, within the confines of Greenhouse Studios on the outskirts of Reykjavík, or on any of the individual artist’s many ambitious projects that have to date seen them reach far and wide, into the most important corners of contemporary music, and working with many of today’s pioneering artists across fields ranging from art house cinema, to opera, theatre, fine art, Hollywood and beyond.
A collaborative foundation is beneath everything Bedroom Community does.
"The best record label in the whole of Iceland and maybe even the entire world."
Drowned in Sound
"The influential Bedroom Community label: a lightning rod at the juncture where the ambition of classical music meets the aesthetics of indie music."
"Bedroom Community have, quietly and modestly, managed to assemble a wonderfully inventive ensemble of artists."
"Bedroom Community plays home to some of the most prolific and unique composers and musicians from all over the globe, making it a creative hub of sonic geniuses that continues to evolve and produce incredible work."
We are generally not looking for demo submissions, due to the simple fact that we already have a roster that needs all our attention and energy.
Keeping this in mind, you are welcome to send demos to us, just remember that Bedroom Community is a collective of a close-knit group of individuals and as such we have enough music that we need to put out already. But we try to give everything we receive a listen because we respect your effort in sending us your music, and well... you never know. We try to reply to everyone, however, we cannot promise a response - but rest assured that If we like something enough to release it you will hear back from us. In the meantime, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when sending your music: We prefer demos sent as links to a stream, instead of CDs or attachments for downloading. Make sure to include the name of the project and your contact info so we know how to find you if we need to. Choose only 2-4 'key tracks', it's not necessary to send a full album to begin with. Compile what you feel best represents what you're doing and send that. If you send a full length record or a long compilation, it's helpful to highlight a couple tracks for suggested listening.
We hope you are interested in Bedroom Community as a label in itself, not just a random label that might release your own music. So buy our releases and listen to what we do, take some time and read about our label and the artists behind it, just like you'd hope that others would do if you were on the label. Don't waste your time nor ours on sending us music if it has no aesthetic relationship to what we do here. Best of luck!
Our own online store is right here, it’s easy and safe to shop for instantly downloadable MP3s, or CDs which are dispatched same day. (It’s a good idea to support independent artist and labels by obtaining the releases directly from the source).
Physical distribution is handled via PIAS. Please email us for information about distribution in each country or territory.
If you can’t find our music or have a suggestion to where our music should be available, please email us.
Both Bedroom Community and Greenhouse Studios offer internships.
For an internship with Bedroom Community email firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and a cover letter.
For Greenhouse Studios email email@example.com.