A DONATION fund has been set up to held independent music labels whose businesses were destroyed by last week's Sony warehouse fire.

The fire gutted the 20,000 sq ft building in Solar Way last Monday, a day after riots in Enfield Town where shops were looted and police attacked.

Around 1.5 million CDs were destroyed in the building – where firefighters are still working to completely put out the smouldering wreckage.

Music distributor PIAS, who hired Sony to store music at the warehouse for more than 150 independent labels, said it was “overwhelmed by the response and incredible support” it had received.

In a statement announcing a donation fund, co-founder Kenny Gates said: “The fund that is being put together in a matter of hours by PIAS demonstrates once again the strength and solidarity in the independent music community.

“PIAS will carry on engaging, helping and supporting its labels and artists in every way possible. I am very confident that our combined efforts will result in the smallest interruption to our collective business.

“Again the compassion of our recording artists, our labels and the industry wide support is amazing.”

For more information, email labelsupportfund@musicindie.com or send a donation electronically to the following bank account: Account Number: 07699611, Sort Code: 18-00-02