Remote Control’s Dot Dash Label Inks UK & Europe Deal with Proper Music Group
Covers physical distribution for Dot Dash’s Australian roster throughout Europe, UK & Republic of Ireland
Upcoming UK & Europe releases include albums from Gena Rose Bruce, Carla Geneve and new music from Donny Benét
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Melbourne, 11th December 2019: Dot Dash, the in-house label of Australian label management, digital distribution, publicity and marketing services company Remote Control, has inked a new distribution deal with the UK’s largest independent distributor, Proper Music Group.
Proper will distribute CDs and records from Dot Dash, offering a vital channel to retail throughout Europe and the UK & Republic of Ireland for the label’s artists who have seen domestic success. Proper will also handle new frontline releases, using its extensive network of delivery partners to boost Dot Dash’s entire roster, many of whom already have a strong UK and European fanbase.
The first UK/Europe release through the new partnership will be Gena Rose Bruce’s acclaimed debut album, Can't Make You Love Me, set for release in early 2020, ahead of her upcoming performance at SXSW. This will be followed by an expanded version of the self-titled debut record by Carla Geneve, who recently took home four West Australian Music Awards including Best Rock Act, Best Single, Best Guitarist and Best EP. New music from Donny Benét will follow in 2020 and new signings Handsome and Memphis LK are already attracting global attention.
Dot Dash was established in 2004 as Remote Control’s in-house label for the company’s Australian signings. Over the years Dot Dash has worked with Methyl Ethel, Chet Faker, Wolf & Cub, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Client Liaison, Banoffee, Total Giovanni, Gabriella Cohen and many other artists.
Dot Dash’s co-founders Steve Cross and Harvey Saward comment: ‘We are excited to be working with the team at Proper. We are both 100% independent companies with no affiliation to major labels, Proper speak our language. As lifelong record collectors, we know their track record and know we can entrust them to get our releases in to the right stores. We’d also like to thank Dan Nevin for his invaluable assistance in setting up this new arrangement. It’s a very exciting time for Dot Dash. Over the past year Donny Benet has played more gigs in Europe than Australia. Gena Rose Bruce and Carla Geneve are attracting international interest and have both been invited to play SXSW early in 2020. Everything seems to be pointing in the same direction and this new partnership with Proper comes at exactly the right time.’
Commenting on the deal, Managing Director of Proper Music Group Drew Hill said ‘Dot Dash has a brilliant roster, many of whom are making serious waves in the UK and Europe. We really connect with their independent ethos and, with our strong retail connections and their great music, we can’t wait to watch this popularity flourish.’
Proper Music Group is a full services company providing everything from global physical and digital distribution to artist and label services, publishing, online retail and its own record label. Its distribution arm, Proper Music Distribution – the largest independent physical distributor in the UK – is renowned for having the knowledge, experience and personal service of a specialist coupled with the reach and power of a major. Proper Music Group received The Company Award: Diversity In The Workplace at the Women In Music Awards 2017, and was also awarded best Sales Team at 2017’s Music Week Awards.
Remote Control was established in 2001 by Harvey Saward and Steve Cross. The company represents 4AD, Rough Trade, XL Recordings, Young Turks and Matador in Australia and New Zealand and has worked with Adele, FKA Twigs, Kamasi Washington, The National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Radiohead, The xx and many other international artists. Alongside its Dot Dash roster, Remote Control also provides label services to Courtney Barnett and the artists on her record label Milk!
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December 11, 2019 9:30am ET by Name PR