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As a label, FV has documented Slovene alternative rock for about three decades now. In the 1980s it was the first to expose new hardcore bands like U.B.R. and Tožibabe (the first girl band in Slovenia) to listeners. FV was instrumental in establishing the first regular independent video and cassette production. The latter also included series called Alive in Ljubljana (with concert recordings of well-known foreign bands like No Means No, Sonic Youth, Pere Ubu and Diamanda Galas).
Publishing new music rather sporadically, some of the (relatively) recent FV Music releases include Thunderbabies, Dicky B Hardy and Hic et Nunc.
As a booking agent FV took two domestic garage rock'n'roll bands from its roster, Dicky B Hardy and Hic et Nunc, on an American coast-to-coast tour in 1998, which was the first occasion on which Slovene rock musicians had toured the States without the support of a multinational music label.
As a promoter and concert organiser FV has brought challenging sounds from groups like Dead Moon, Gary Floyd Band, Doo Rag and recently Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash to audiences in Slovenia as well as in the other countries of former Yugoslavia. In 1999 FV was awarded the Maršev Gojzar Prize (established by Mariborski radio Študent (MARŠ)) for its contribution to popular culture.
FV organises the one-night FV Music Festival every year with foreign and domestic bands.