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Essential announces new distribution partnership

By | Published on Wednesday 19 January 2011

Essential Music & Marketing

Label services company Essential Music & Marketing has announced it has hired the service of Gem Logistics – better known in the gaming and DVD sectors – to look after its physical product distribution. Essential’s in house team will handle sales activity. The move sees Essential end its relationship with Warner Music’s indie distributor ADA.

Essential MD Mike Chadwick told CMU: “Gem’s ambitions for growth is impressive. Their facilities are truly state of the art and they are financially sound – a great combination. We were really impressed by their enthusiastic team and their IT was just what we were looking for. It’s a very exciting time for both companies and we’re looking forward to creating a major new player in the independent music sector”.