A new ten-part series of RTÉ podcasts explores the role of Ireland's independent record labels in a much-changed musical landscape. 

Across ten episodes, Independent's Day features an in-depth look at Irish independent record labels with interviews with the originators of these labels. It focuses on their original concept for the label, as well as their desire to promote the music they love, with genres from indie, folk, hip hop, sound art, jazz, traditional and electronic.

Episode 1: Art for Blind is an independent record label and distro started in 2004 in Barnsley, before relocating to Leeds, Cork and now based in Sligo, on the Atlantic northwest. Listen to the episode above.

Listen to the full series now on the RTÉ Radio Player or via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.