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SRD allies with Proper on physical distribution

By | Published on Tuesday 10 October 2017


Proper Music Group has signed one of those global fulfilment deals that all the cool kids are talking about with Southern Record Distributors, meaning Proper’s distribution division will now manage logistics and physical distribution on behalf of its fellow music distributor, which in turn reps around 200 indie labels.

The deal comes as Proper gets ready to open its previously reported new warehouse facility in Dartford. It also follows the announcement last month that SRD has allied with French firm IDOL on its digital distribution.

Name-checking SRD’s co-MDs Andy Slocombe and Steve Collins, Proper MD Drew Hill confirming the new deal by saying: “It is a pleasure to start work with Andy and Steve, and we are happy to help protect the independence of one of Europe’s biggest distributors. We are proud to expand and develop our client roster as the opening of our new warehouse draws ever closer”.

SRD’s Slocombe added: “Steve and I have a responsibility to our labels and to the business to make the best decisions for our future. Handing over responsibility for logistics to a third party is a tried-and-tested model, and we are entirely confident that working with Drew and his team at Proper is the right road to pursue”.