'The sector is always changing': A special report on distribution

George Garner

You could be forgiven for questioning where distribution companies fit within the wider music ecosystem right now. Even discounting the troubled waters over in the world of retail – as so dramatically encapsulated by Doug Putman’s 11th hour rescue of HMV – we still live in a world in which physical releases are often treated as something of a secondary concern by A-Listers such as Drake and Cardi B. Add to this the fact that musicians can now release their ...

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