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{{Infobox record label <!-- See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Music -->
| name = 12 Tónar
| founded = {{Start date|1998}}
| genre = Various
| country = [[Iceland]]
| location = [[Reykjavík]]
| url = [http://www.12tonar.is/ 12tonar.is]
'''12 Tónar''' ({{IPA-is|ˈtʰoulv ˈtʰoːunar̥}}, ''twelve tones'') is a small record shop in [[Reykjavík]], [[Iceland]], and also a [[record label]] for Icelandic [[indie (music)|indie bands]]. It is located on Skólavörðustígur 15, in downtown [[Reykjavík]].
Founded in [[1998 in music|1998]] in Reykjavík, 12 Tónar has been well received by music lovers from the start. The store quickly became a meeting point for musicians such as [[Björk]], [[Sigur Rós]], [[múm]], and the core of classical composers and performers.
12 Tónar is a distributor for Icelandic music and an importer and distributor for many foreign record labels. 12 Tónar is also a fast-growing independent record label. Artists such as [[Mugison]], [[Trabant]] and [[Singapore Sling (band)|Singapore Sling]], [[Apparat Organ Quartet]], Pétur Ben, [[Eivør Pálsdóttir]], [[Ragnheiður Gröndal]], [[Jóhann Jóhannsson]], [[Hildur Guðnadóttir]], [[Skúli Sverrisson]], [[Ólöf Arnalds]] and [[Jakobínarína]] among many others, are signed to the label.
In May 2006 12 Tónar opened a record store in Copenhagen, Denmark selling music from their own catalogue of artists as well as other Icelandic music. The store was situated on Fiolstraede 26, 1171 CPH K. The store followed the good example from Iceland, with its friendly atmosphere and freshly brewed espresso for the customers while the music was spinning. It became a tradition with live in-store concerts taking place on Friday afternoons.<ref>{{cite web|title=12 Tónar|url=http://www.12tonar.is/index2.php|work=12 Tónar|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20060716095704/http://www.12tonar.is/index2.php|archivedate=2006-07-16|deadurl=yes|accessdate=2015-08-07}}</ref> On January 26, 2008 the Copenhagen store celebrated its closing with a live performance by the Danish band Tremolo Beer Gut.<ref>{{cite web|title=12 Tónar|url=http://12tonar.c.is/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=202&Itemid=1|work=12 Tónar|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20081010222531/http://12tonar.c.is/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=202&Itemid=1|archivedate=2008-10-10|deadurl=yes|accessdate=2015-08-07}}</ref>
Immediately succeeding the closing of 12 Tónars record store in Copenhagen a brand new webshop was introduced, allowing continued access to their family of artists.
On 21 of June, 2013 [[Gramophone (magazine)|Gramophone]] magazine wrote about 12 Tónar, with the title "The best record store in the world?" <ref>{{cite web|title=The best record store in the world? &#124; gramophone.co.uk |url=http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/the-gramophone-blog/the-best-record-store-in-the-world |work= |archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/6HjHjgiqx?url=http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/the-gramophone-blog/the-best-record-store-in-the-world |archivedate=2013-06-29 |deadurl=no |accessdate=2013-06-22 |df= }}</ref>
==See also==
* [[List of record labels]]
==External links==
*[http://www.12tonar.is/ Official website]
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[[Category:Icelandic independent record labels]]
[[Category:Indie rock record labels]]
[[Category:Alternative rock record labels]]
[[Category:Record labels established in 1998]]

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