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Frontiers Music signs up The Orchard for physical distribution in the UK

By | Published on Tuesday 9 January 2018

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Italian record label Frontiers Music has announced it is extending its partnership with Sony Music’s The Orchard so to include physical distribution in the UK and Ireland.

The rock label previously used Universal’s label services business Caroline for physical distribution in the UK, though already works with The Orchard on digital distribution. Sony also handles the indie’s physical distribution in North America and Australia, originally via its Red business, which merged with sister company The Orchard last year.

Confirming the expansion of its alliance with The Orchard, Frontiers President Serafino Perugino said yesterday: “After more than ten years in The Orchard family for digital sales and with the expansion of partnership that our label experienced in the North American and Australian markets, it was a natural step to allow The Orchard’s newly established UK physical distribution operations to take care of our physical sales in the local domestic market. This will surely allow better and more detailed marketing for each release and improve the label’s profile in the British markets”.

He added: “We thank Caroline for the efforts done so far and look forward to a fantastic cooperation with The Orchard UK in the years to come”.

Speaking for The Orchard, its UK MD Ian Dutt said: “We are delighted to be extending our business with Frontiers in the UK. They are a label with great heritage and more importantly an amazing forthcoming release schedule. The Frontiers team are a joy to work with and we can’t wait to help them deliver a stellar 2018 and beyond”.