342 9th Street - Suite 218
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 292-7007
Fax: (415) 292-5007
Our marketing and promotion solution for upcoming and established artists and labels.
Leveling the playing field for many who have never had national physical distribution.
As important as getting product placed in retail stores is the need to raise visibility within the retail environment.
Independent Distribution Collective is a music distribution company based in San Francisco that offers physical & digital distribution, music licensing for TV and film, and marketing & promotion.
We market our products, which include albums from over 350 independent artists/labels, directly to approximately 400 independent stores across the country (Rasputin, Amoeba, Waterloo, Newbury Comics, etc).
Major one-stop distributors Baker & Taylor and Synergy market our entire catalog to over 10,000 stores across the U.S. including all major chains (Border's, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc). We also have relationships with niche one-stop distributors such as Ernie B's Reggae, Fat Beats, VP Records, and more. Our distribution scope is no longer limited to our own borders, as IDC has recently opened a semi-exclusive European Distribution channel through Code 7 in the UK.
Since 2004, IDC has been helping independent labels harness the power of the major's distribution "Machine." Under our banner, these labels which have already had limited success on their own have banded together as one to create a stronger force.
Independent Distribution Collective is a type of music distribution association that has never existed before outside of the major label system in the United States. It has become apparent that the only way for independent labels to flourish in these uncertain times is to unite and use all of the tools available to them in order to compete on the same playing field as the other much larger and more powerful players. IDC's unique structure and business model not only helps provide these tools but teaches independent artists/labels how to best utilize them in order to further their careers.
With a marketing plan that focuses on the consistent growth of each label (and the collective as a whole), and full exploitation of worldwide and non-traditional sales points, IDC will enable a new generation of music products to reach its audience, without the downside risk of each label going it alone. Each label is an ally in the whole process, meaning that its resources become part of the collective's assets, and in turn when a label succeeds, the whole collective succeeds.
IDC is a one-stop shop to acquire all of the tools an artist/label needs in order to build a successful independent career.
Steffen Franz, aka Stand Out Selector, President and Founder - email@example.com
Melissa Baker consults on many of the collective's marketing decisions, branding, and to some extent, its overall direction.
Kurt Kunselman, aka Kurt Andrew MBA, Director of Digital Distribution (IDCD) and IDC Business Development, President of Chameleon Music, Founder of AMP3, http://www.chameleonmusic.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerome Forney, Manager of Digital Operations & Marketing – email@example.com
Christopher Austria, Director of Music Licensing (IDCL) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin Lang, Operations Manager and A&R - email@example.com
Christopher R. Miller, Esq., General Consul - firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Gerlach: was director of West Coast A&R for Artist Only Records for 4 years, and who works publicity for Reggae industry giants Burning Spear and Toots & the Maytals. Russell acts as a special liaison to the Reggae Community.
Greg Gordon: President of Pyramind Sound and NARAS Trustee, and a former governor of the SF chapter of NARAS and co-chair of the Producers & Engineers committee and the dance music committee.
Dr. Michael Hajimichael, PhD: performer, and college professor, with over 20 years experience in the international music industry. Haji will help oversee IDC's European development in the coming years.
Fridayarts: Design of all branding, samplers and IDC's website.
IDC and their personnel expressly disclaim any liability for damages, direct or consequential, arising out of or related to any information provided in writing, orally or otherwise regarding any transaction with IDC. The recipient expressly understands and agrees that any estimates, projections and assumptions are, by definition, uncertain. Any party considering a transaction with IDC agrees to look solely to its own due diligence and any representations, warranties and/or covenants set forth in a fully-executed, definitive written agreement with IDC relative to the transaction.
Parties are presumed to be familiar with the recording industry in general, and accordingly, are advised to determine their own interest in the transaction based on its own investigations. Upon request, IDC will make available reasonable additional information or data necessary to verify the accuracy of the information provided, to the extent it possesses such information or can acquire it without unreasonable expense or effort.