Proper Consolidates European Distribution; Creates One-Stop-Shop Network
- Agrees distribution deal with H’Art Musik Vertrieb and Bertus Distribution
- Serves to consolidate and strengthen company’s European activities
- Compliments recent Scandinavian deal with Border Music
Friday 9th January, London:- Proper Music Distribution has entered into a new deal with European distributors H’Art Musik Vertrieb GmbH and Bertus Distribution. The agreement sees Proper consolidate its European export and distribution network, resulting in major efficiencies without compromising its Europe wide reach.
With the deal effective from January 1st, German distributor H’Art assumes exclusive distribution in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, while its Dutch partner Bertus covers Benelux and, via its dependencies, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Proper continues to supply the UK market.
Combined with another recent distribution agreement with Border Music for Scandinavia, the deal positions Proper as a one-stop-shop for pan European distribution, ensuring far more efficient coordination of stock, marketing, promotion and catalogue distribution across Europe, as well as new opportunities for its clients.
While the deals allow Proper to distribute its full catalogue via H’Art, Bertus and Border Music, the three European companies own UK distribution is not covered by these agreements.
Bertus’ managing director Jan van Ditmarsch noted: “We’re excited to enter into this new partnership with Proper. A range of good and solid products will strengthen the position of Bertus and H’Art, and at the same time will give Proper an organised and effective gateway into Europe”.
Drew Hill, MD of Proper, said: "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.”
About Proper Music Group
Since 1988 Proper Music Distribution has grown to become the largest totally independent distributor in the UK with annual sales of over £25 million. In recent years it has been a frequent winner of the coveted ‘Music Week Awards – Best Distribution Team’.
Proper is renowned for having the knowledge, experience and personal service demanded of an independent specialist coupled with the reach and power of a major.
Incorporating UK physical distribution, a worldwide digital service, a label services division and comprehensive international export networks, Proper delivers all music formats in the widest possible market.
The Proper team effortlessly handles new releases and catalogue titles from many of the world’s finest independent labels working across all genres including Alternative, Americana, Blues, Electronic, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Urban, and World.
It is a subsidiary company of Proper Music Group Limited.
January 9, 2015 5:41am ET by Name PR