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Proper announces continental partnerships to offer one-stop European distribution

By | Published on Friday 9 January 2015

Proper Music Distribution

UK-based independent music distributor Proper Music has announced new deals with its European counterparts H’Art Musik Vertrieb and Bertus Distribution which, says Proper, enables it to “consolidate its European export and distribution network, resulting in major efficiencies without compromising its Europe wide reach”.

The deals, and another recent arrangement with Border Music, enable Proper to offer a one-stop-shop solution for the pan-European marketing and distribution of physical music products. H’Art will handle distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Bertus in Benelux, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Border in Scandinavia. Proper, of course, will continue to handle UK distribution of its clients’ releases directly.

Confirming the new deals, Proper MD Drew Hill said yesterday: “We’re delighted to be further enhancing our long established relationships with H’Art and Bertus. Both their reputations in Europe are outstanding, and by consolidating our international network we’re now able to bring improved efficiencies and a consolidated sales strategy to our labels and artists. Together with our deal with Border, this partnership introduces a much needed, truly independent, pan-European distribution option to the business”.