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Congrats winners.. keep it up.


This whole "indie" concept does need a bit of revisiting and context. "The Heist" was distributed via ADA, which is an arm of Warner.


...which certainly doesn't make Macklemore's masters any less independently owned, Joe.

It only serves the goals of major corporations to dismiss independently owned repertoire as truly independent when they hire 3rd party providers for functions like distribution or radio promotion. The story here is that artists (or indie labels) can maintain control of their work and STILL achieve commercial success and I hope you'd agree that's worthy context.

Henry Chatfield

Well said Jim!


I believe that Joe is talking about Indie Distributors, As an independent distributor that has to face the ADA - WEA; RED'S - Sony; AND FONTANA - Universal; it's a difference that means a lot.

As well it seems the kids today aren't sure what a Major is so let me fix that... A Major Label is just one with guaranteed distribution. Cuz at the end of the day it's DiE or Nothing... Distribution is Everything

Here's what Wikipedia says about distro. Product distribution (or place) is one of the four elements of the marketing mix. Distribution is the process of making a product or service available for use or consumption by a consumer or business user, using direct means, or using indirect means with intermediaries.


And here is a list of the distributors that get your products into the VALUE CHAIN < go look that up > and unless you're one of these 14 company --you're not in the it. http://musicbiz.org/services/product-platform/what-is-the-product-platform/

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