Distribution Revolution

Mapping the 21st Century digital music supply chain

‘Distribution Revolution’ is a major new report from the Association Of Independent Music and CMU Insights.

It explores how the role of the music distributor has evolved over the last two decades as distribution businesses have expanded the ways that they work with independent record companies, increasingly moving into so called artist and label services.

It then explains the options now available to indie labels – including single artist labels – who are seeking a new distributor, outlining what questions should be asked before selecting any new partner, for distribution and beyond.

‘Distribution Revolution’ will launch on Wednesday 13 Nov.

Ahead of the launch of the new ‘Distribution Revolution’ report, AIM will present a one hour workshop on 13 Nov for its members based on the research for the report, hosted by CMU’s Chris Cooke and AIM’s Gee Davy.

The workshop will provide an overview of the music distribution market, explain supply chain options available today to independent music businesses and self-releasing artists seeking a new distribution partner, and outline the pros and cons of different approaches.

The workshop will be followed by the official launch of ‘Distribution Revolution’ which will present the report’s recommendations and outline the next steps AIM plans to take.