in 1986 . Pete Lawrence, an experienced music industry player, left the distribution company Making Waves and, with Martin Goldschmidt as a redoubtable business oppo, established a label to reflect their music tastes and, crucially, their ideological beliefs too. Cooking Vinyl's dedication to music of quality and distinction, rather than fashion and fads, has established the label with a dazzling roster. We really respect the artists we work with, says Goldschmidt. We only take things on that we want to. The thing is, we've been doing this for a long time and I'd like to see it getting bigger. Hopefully it will.