Black Hole Recordings launches online distribution platform
Dutch record company Black Hole Recordings launches new business unit: Black Hole Distribution. The new subdivision is made to serve as a full service distributor of musical content, for artists and labels of all genres. Black Hole Distribution has a music management system, developed as part of the Black Hole Recordings’ website. The online distribution platform will be launched May 25th 2014.
Black Hole Distribution
Black Hole Recordings, founded in 1997, created Black Hole Distribution to meet the growing need for distribution services. By moving into the digital distribution business, the Dutch record company shows its ambition to be one of the key players in this field.
The record label used its 16 years of experience in music industry to create a business unit that meets the needs of labels and artists, including licensing, accounting, database marketing and promotion. Protection against piracy is also one of the services of Black hole Distribution.
The online platform enables customers to upload and manage their catalogue and view trends and sales. Over 180 digital service providers (such as f.e. iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Soundcloud, Beats Music and Amazon) are connected to Black Hole Distribution. This number is ever growing: new and upcoming digital service providers are contracted frequently.
Development of Black Hole Distribution began in 2009, by offering befriended labels distribution of their catalogue. Since 2011, over 70 record labels have partnered for distribution. These labels release music in various genres such as dance, electronic, classical music, rock, latin, salsa and jazz.
Last step in the development of the new business unit was creating an online platform for customers; May 25th Black Hole Distributions new system will officially be launched. Labels and artists that are interested in Black Hole Distributions services, can visit the companies website (www. blackholerecordings.com/distribution).