Sanctuary Records

British record label

Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. was a record label from the United Kingdom. Until June 2007, it was the largest independent record label in the UK.[1] They had intellectual property rights to over 160,000 songs.[2] In 2013, the label was bought by BMG Rights Management, a German music company.[3]

Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Parent company BMG Rights Management
Founded 1979
Founder Rod Smallwood, Andy Taylor
Distributing label Alternative Distribution Alliance
Genre Rock, heavy metal, pop, electronic, hip hop
Country of origin United Kingdom


  1. "Sanctuary may sell off some units". 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  2. "". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  3. "Universal Music to buy Sanctuary". 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2022-10-12.

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