IDC - Independent Distribution Collective

IDC Physical Distribution

IDC has a robust distribution channel that provides CDs and DVDs to thousands of retailers worldwide. By joining the IDC Physical Distribution catalog, your release will be set up in national sales databases used by all major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, K-Mart, and more, as well as various international markets.

IDC also has long standing relationships with approximately 400 independent stores across the country, including Rasputin, Amoeba, Waterloo, Independent Records, Music Millennium, Silver Platters, and many more. In addition to pitching releases directly to Store Buyers, IDC can help arrange in-store performances and facilitate additional promotional strategies.

IDC works with one-stop distributors such as Alliance, as well as niche distributors such as Ernie B's Reggae and VP Records.

For only $99.00 + 40 promotional units, IDC will add your release to our Physical Distribution Catalog and provide a National Retail Marketing Campaign, pitching the release to store buyers representing thousands of retail outlets!

Artists will earn $5.00 per unit (on full-length CDs) for each completed sale. IDC will use the 40 promotional units to market to store buyers representing over 10,000 stores in customized packages. Once the retail-buyers receive their packages, IDC will follow up and push for placement of the title into their respective store chains, allowing artists to point fans to these outlets for purchase. Once a title is included in our catalog, it is continually marketed to our entire store base for as long as the title remains with IDC.

The $99.00 fee is used to help IDC offset the initial costs of the marketing push, including but not limited to printing, assembly, and shipping of promotional packages, as well as product storage and shipping/handling/administration of all sales and returns.

The first step toward joining the IDC Physical Distribution catalog is to send a physical copy of your retail-ready, full-length CD (with shrink-wrap and UPC Code - no MP3s) to the address below. Please include your contact information as we receive many submissions. Feel free to include any additional information (press kit, reviews, etc.) you wish us to see, but the only required item is the retail-ready CD. If accepted, IDC will send a copy of our US distribution agreement for your consideration.

Submissions can be sent to:
Independent Distribution Collective
2001 Van Ness Ave - Ste 411
San Francisco, CA 94109

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