Distribution Revolution

Mapping the 21st Century digital music supply chain

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

Published in November 2019, it explores how the role of the music distributor has evolved over the last two decades as distribution companies have expanded the ways that they work with independent music businesses, increasingly moving into so called artist and label services.

It then explains the options now available to those independent music businesses – including self-releasing artists (or ‘single artist labels’) – who are seeking a new distributor, outlining the essential knowledge that is required before selecting any new partner, for distribution and beyond.


You can access outputs from this research in the CMU Library below…

Distribution Revolution Report | CLICK HERE
A guide to the evolving music distribution sector

The Digital Music Supply Chain | CLICK HERE
A speed briefing on digital music distribution and the role of the distributor