Curve Music and Amplified Distribution Announce Physical Distribution Agreement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2017CURVE MUSIC AND AMPLIFIED DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE WORLDWIDE
PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTTORONTO, ON – Today, Curve Music is pleased to announce it has reached a worldwide physical distribution agreement with Amplified Distribution. Through Amplified‘s global platform Curve Musicwill extend its reach and escalate the distribution of label products. Under this new agreement, Curve Music’s roster of artists will be supported by AMPED and Alliance Entertainment, one of the world’s leading wholesale and distribution organizations.“It’s very exciting to be working with Amplified Distribution, who are now ensuring that Curve Music’s physical product both vinyl and CD is made easily available worldwide to the fans of the artists that we represent,” says Brian Hetherman, President and Founder of Curve Music. “Curve has alwayscontinued to sell physical goods very respectably despite what others may consider a downturn in physical demand.”2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the Toronto based independent record label Curve Music. An industry veteran with over two decades of experience, founder and label President Brian Hethermanbegan his career at MCA/Universal Canada where he worked with top acts including, The Tragically Hip, Guns N Roses, Aerosmith, Peter Gabriel and Alanis Morissette. In 1995 Hetherman was appointed the youngest Director of A&R at MCA/Universal Canada and was responsible for the label’s signing of successful Canadian artists including Souldecision, Holly McNarland, Age of Electric and Jason McCoy.Curve Music was developed after Hetherman began Cerberus Management and Consulting and realized that an independent label was a necessity for artist managers in the current music climate. Today, Curve Music‘s roster includes The Dead South, Garth Hudson, Lindsey Broughton among others.Curve Music’s current digital distribution agreement for North America will remain in place with Entertainment One and worldwide with IDLA.-30-For more information please contact:Brian HethermanCerberus Management / Curve MusicConsulting / Management / Record Label / Music Publishing / ExportAbout Curve MusicOver its 15 years Curve Music has nurtured and developed the careers of Suzie McNeil, Holly McNarland, Peter Katz, Wide Mouth Mason, Lindsay Broughton and the Dunes to name a few, but it was THE BAND (yes THE BAND) tribute album produced in conjunction with founding Band member Garth Hudson and it most recent worldwide phenomenon The Dead South, that has really put Curve Music on the map.About Amplified DistributionAmplified Distribution is a full-service entertainment digital and physical distributor of music & video. We provide our clients with advanced sales, distribution services, logistics and marketing. Our experienced team manages the important support and guidance related to establishing media at retailers worldwide. Our reach is vast and includes access to wholesalers, retailers, digital service providers and e-commerce.With more than 60+ years of collective experience, Amplified Distribution supports artists, labels and studios of all sizes. Our efficient platform services a global account base with a streamlined procedure simplifying the overall physical and digital distribution process. We have the ability to solicit your products to over 170+ digital service providers, 2,000 independent retailers, Alliance’s vendor managed inventory accounts like Walmart and Best Buy Stores as well as an e-commerce reach with over 3,700 unique customers and 16,000 ship-to locations all out of a 660,000 sq. ft. distribution hub in Shepherdsville KY.We are supported by a state of the art inventory management system that provides efficient processing, enhances product availability and reduces costs related to administrating multiple relationships associated with larger distribution models. Our sub-distribution partnership with AMPED and direct connection with Alliance Entertainment (leading global wholesaler) allows Amplified Distribution a competitive advantage that is unlike any other Independent distributor.