LIDIO - Safemuse Sounds is a new record label dedicated to releasing music from artists, musicians and composers experiencing censorship, threats or persecution due to their musical activities.
LIDIO is the not so known middle name of Victor Jara (Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez), the iconic Chilean artist and activist who inspired the Chilean political upraise through the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement, who was arrested, tortured and killed shortly after the Chilean coup 11 September 1973. The label is a tribute to Victor Jara and all artistic freedom fighters.
LIDIO will draw inspiration and show respect to the great work of so many artists around the globe suffering from the lack of artistic freedom, and also show the potential in the art of these artists.
LIDIO is established by Safemuse in cooperation with and as a sublabel to Grappa Musikkforlag AS, the number 1 leading independent record company in Norway.