Founded in 1986 by Martin Goldschmidt and his original business partner Pete Lawrence, Cooking Vinyl has long been at the forefront of innovation and as well as being the original artist services company is acknowledged as a digital pioneer and trailblazer in many areas, with a number of industry firsts to its name. Over the years, Cooking Vinyl has been home to an eclectic and diverse range of artist and its recent roster has included Billy Bragg, Marilyn Manson, Richard Ashcroft, Madness, James, Frank Black, Gary Numan, Amanda Palmer, The Pretty Reckless, Suzanne Vega, Alison Moyet, The Cult, Lissie, Royksopp and The Prodigy among others.