MGM Distribution

MGM Distribution (Metropolitan Groove Merchants) is the largest independent distributor of Australian music[1] and music related merchandise and was established in April 1998 by Sebastian Chase.[2][3]

MGM Distribution
TypeCorporation
IndustryMusic entertainment
Foundedin 1998
HeadquartersSydney, New South Wales
Area served
Australia
Key people
Sebastian Chase (CEO/founder)
Mark Bolton (General Manager)
ProductsDistribution of records, CDs and music downloads
WebsiteMGM Distribution

MGM Distribution was specifically set up as a distribution hub to service independent labels and artists. MGM Distribution is totally focused on a specific agenda - dealing with retail, promoting its releases to retail, ensuring that orders are filled correctly and dispatched expediently. MGM is not a label and does not sign artists.

MGM as a distributor requires that the labels market their releases to the media to create demands that causes sell through at retail.

MGM Distribution is a major financial supporter of the JB Seed grant program, an arts grants fund established by John Butler in 2005, in addition to their support of the Australian Music Prize.[4]


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