August 11, 2006

Distro...

by Chris Randall
 

Okay, this is gonna come out of left field, but I haven't had to do this in a while. It seems that our label has outgrown its current distributor, so I'm in the market for a new one. The last time we went shopping for a distro deal was in 1997, and the music industry was a much different beast.


So, anyone have any good/bad stories about distributors, and thoughts one what a good one would be for our catalog? While the majority of the Posi catalog is, of course, SMG stuff, SMG has ceased to exist, and our current and upcoming crop of releases is all downtempo, melodic electronica, dub, and Nick Cave/Tom Waits style modern... uh... whatever that is. Blues? Something. Thoughts? (And no one-stops, please. We already have a one-stop deal, and that works about as good as you'd think.)

 
 
 

5 comments:

 
 

 
Aug.11.2006 @ 3:30 PM
shamann
Well, I have nothing useful to add, but if you are moving towards a Nick Cave/Tom Waits area, have you thought about calling the folks at Anti-/epitaph records and asking who they deal with? I'm sure their retail guys would be happy to tell you. Or is that too big a scale?
 
 

 
Aug.11.2006 @ 3:34 PM
Chris Randall
Probably too big. We're talking a couple thousand units per title, not what they move.

-CR

 
 

 
Aug.11.2006 @ 3:52 PM
Wade Alin
link [www.naildistribon.co...]">link [www.naildistribon.co...]

since you're based in the NW, I lived in Seattle when this got started and it's just grown and grown. Avant-jazz? WTF?

W

 
 

 
Aug.11.2006 @ 7:57 PM
Darren S.
u could try Scratch Records up here in Vancouver.
they did a Moebious CD. & some Mark Spybey shit too.
they are not just a label & store, but also do tons of distro. & i believe they are connected to Revovler???

d.

 
 

 
Aug.11.2006 @ 11:45 PM
myrnaloy
I second the suggestion on Scratch. Talk to Keith. Their contact info is pretty easy to come by but if you need a direct connect, message me.
 
 

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