Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records ink world ex Americas distribution deal
with leading distributor Proper, part of the Utopia family
Deal with Reservoir-owned legendary labels Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records covers physical distribution and D2C of catalogue for both labels
First releases from Chrysalis include multi-disc CD box sets from Ultravox, Debbie Harry, and The Selecter, and first releases from Tommy Boy include Information Society, House of Pain, and Coolio
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Legendary labels Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records have signed a world ex. Americas distribution deal with Proper Music Group, part of the Utopia family. Both independent labels are part of the Reservoir group of companies.
Commencing on 1st July, Proper will handle physical distribution of catalogue for one of the UK's leading independents, Chrysalis Records, and iconic US indie label Tommy Boy Records.
As part of the deal, Proper will also handle distribution for legendary hip hop and electronic label Tommy Boy Records, which for many years has been a US-only export. Tommy Boy Records’ stock will be available via Proper from August 2022. Tommy Boy Records will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coolio ‘My Soul’ and the 30th anniversary of House of Pain, with more to come in the autumn.
This deal will also power the back-end for Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records’ direct-to-consumer business, utilising Proper’s specialist knowledge to expand the reach of its impressive catalogue.
Drew Hill, VP of Physical Distribution at Utopia Music and Managing Director of Proper Music Group, added: “We’re delighted to be handling distribution across the world ex Americas for Chrysalis Records and Tommy Boy Records. Chrysalis continues to support its hugely impressive catalogue with a variety of creative releases, while Tommy Boy Records launched the careers of some of hip hop and rap’s greatest talents.”
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June 29, 2022 3:30am ET by Name PR