Distributors - Tips for searching Distributors
Whether you’re hoping to make your music available in record shops or digital music stores, or both, our Distributors section will help you get in touch with the right people to make this happen.
We recommend you start your search by focusing on those contacts who specialise in the style of music you’re making, although there are plenty who will welcome any genre. You can filter all Distributors listings by genre, we have over 185 to choose from.
You can also filter the Distributor listings by whether they provide physical (independent and high street record shops) or digital (the likes of iTunes, Spotify, Deezer etc) distribution.
What’s in a Distributor listing?
• Contact details
• Social media profiles (where applicable)
• Contact name(s)
• Genres they specialise in
• Where you can submit demos and what format they prefer to receive
• What types of distribution they offer (physical or digital)
NB. Please note The Unsigned Guide can only publish the contact details and information that each individual company gives us permission to make publicly available so the level of detail in some listings can vary. We do our best to encourage companies and individuals listed to give as much info as possible to make sure the listings are helpful to you.
Further reading & advice
Follow the links below to documents & articles that we think can further help you covering how distribution works:
Digital Distribution Explained: Guidance for Unsigned Artists http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/463
The Unsigned Guide’s Top Tips for Approaching Music Companies http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/331
Start-Up Guide for Self-Releasing An Album http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/labels/ytmi/335
Get To Grips With Music Industry Agreements http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/357
IFPI Digital Music Report 2014 http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/labels/ytmi/504
BPI Music Industry Maps http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/316
7 Million Sound Makers Can’t Be Wrong, Can They? by SoundCloud http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/services/ytmi/294