Chrysalis Records and Tommy Boy Records – which are both now part of the Reservoir group – have announced a distribution deal for everywhere outside of the Americas with UK-based Proper Music – which is now part of Utopia, of course.
Under the deal, Proper will provide physical distribution for both indie labels, and also power the back-ends for their respective direct-to-consumer operations.
Says Chrysalis COO Alison Wenham: “Moving our distribution to Proper will be the beginning of a new chapter for us. We are excited by Proper’s relationship with Utopia which will ensure a state-of-the-art global distribution and label services partner. We also applaud their commitment to remaining independent, which is of importance to us”.
Meanwhile, Proper MD and VP Of Physical Distribution at Utopia, Drew Hill, adds: “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”.