Vinyl Distribution

everything you need to know

With over 50 years combined experience in the industry; we aim to impart the best techniques and strategies to our labels, giving you the tools to effectively navigate the complex market landscape and enabling you to operate efficiently and sustainably within the current climate.

Unearthed Sounds exists to ensure your music arrives in the most relevant and important record stores Worldwide. We supply record stores, customers and distributors Worldwide ensuring that your release lands in the correct hands every time. Working with over 220 retailers and distributors worldwide our reach has you covered!

Unearthed operates a transparent pricing policy. We work with you to ensure that we provide a viable pricing structure for your project.

We supply record stores, customers and distributors Worldwide ensuring that your release lands in the correct hands every time. Working with over 220 retailers and distributors worldwide our reach has you covered!

Here's how the vinyl distribution process works with us.

From the point of test press approval, we’ll be working closely with you gathering release assets and discussing your promotion schedule, and working that into your presale push to help maximise sales. We can provide a checklist for the items we require from you for this and we also have a handy price calculator to help you determine your retail price and payback per unit here:

Once a delivery date is confirmed by the pressing plant we can get to work on your release by setting a release date to work towards and getting the ball rolling with presales.

Pre-orders - We do recommend offering pre sales to stores for your release, this enables the shops to get an idea of the amount of your release they will require and it also serves as a tool for your own promotion campaign giving you links to web shops where people can purchase the record in advance. We compile the assets for your release into a one-sheet email to send out to our stores, allowing them to preview the tracks to make an informed decision on whether they think the release is right for their store. They can then list the product for their customers and start taking preorders on the release. You’ll be able to see live preorder figures through your personal label portal.

Stock Allocations - ‘direct-to-fan store’

Our team of Warehouse staff will carefully pick, pack and ship your records sending them out to all the stores.

Once the stock arrives we list your release on our weekly release sheet and send to all of our shop and distribution partners.

This is sent on a Friday every week, one week in advance of the release date so that we then have a clear week to ship the records out to all of the stores and customers making sure everyone has their copies in time for your release date.

Our team of Warehouse staff will carefully pick, pack and ship all your records sending them out to all the stores.

Sales reports - Once a month we will report to you how many units you have sold. This is done on the 15th of every month (providing it doesn't fall on a weekend, no one wants to get the calculator out on the weekend) and this will show all activity on your label account for the previous month. For example on the 15th of July we send out a report and statement showing all activity for your label between the 1st to 30th of June. You can then invoice us for any balance due to you and...

We ensure all our labels are paid within 14 days of receipt of the invoice!

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