Young Turks changes name to Young

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Independent UK label Young Turks has announced it’s changing its name. Going forward, it’ll be called, simply, Young. The label—which has released music from fka Twigs, Sampha and The xx—explained via social media that they didn’t recognize the historical implications of the name, and that it was originally taken from the Rod Stewart song of the same name. Founder Caius Pawson says that he was “unaware of the deeper history of the term.… and that the Young Turks were a group who carried out the Armenian Genocide.” The label’s publishing wing, Young Songs, has also adopted the change.

Young has also announced that, along with the name change, it will be donating an undisclosed sum to the Armenian Institute in London.

Read the full explanation of the name change and the label’s plans in the social media post below.

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