IDC - Independent Distribution Collective

Where to Find IDC Artists

One-Stop Distributors

AEC/Alliance/Super D — Super D has recently acquired AEC/Alliance and is now the largest worldwide one-stop, currently selling to over 10,000 retailers in the continental United States. AEC/Alliance continues to forge ahead as a frontrunner in the entertainment distribution and wholesale business known for its largest worldwide in-stock selection and best-in-class delivery systems.

Baker & Taylor — Baker & Taylor currently sells to Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, and over 9,000 retailers in the United States and Europe. Baker & Taylor is the world's largest distributor of books and entertainment, in business for over 180 years. Baker & Taylor's core business distributes media - books, calendars, music and DVDs to libraries throughout the world. Its retail unit distributes approximately 1 million book titles and 311,000 CDs and DVDs to retail booksellers - both physical stores and Internet operations.

Synergy — Synergy is a Denver, Colorado based one stop that has been in business for over 15 years. Synergy currently represents over 25,000 titles in over 5,000 retailers in the US and Europe, and sells to Amazon.com, independent stores, and other one- stops.

Code 7 (Exclusive UK/European Distribution) — Code 7 is an independent music distributor established in 2005. To date they have a roster of well over 350 labels from small start-ups to established catalogue labels crossing all genres of music. They are committed to keeping physical product alive and supporting new and exciting talent from across the globe through Plastic Head Distribution.

Fontana North (Exclusive Canadian Distribution) — Fontana North, based in Toronto, provides full marketing, promotional and publicity support, and a nationally dedicated sales force. Fontana North Distribution was founded in 2006 (after operating for 1 1/2 years as MapleCore) and has received the Independent Music Distributor of the Year award three years in a row at the Canadian Music Industry Awards. Fontana North's roster includes some of the world's best independent labels.

Fat Beats (Hip Hop One-Stop) — Fat Beats Distribution stands poised as one of the country's pre-eminent distributors of CDs, vinyl & specialty item records, and a proud survivor in an industry now famous for its mortality rate. Despite market fluctuations, technology innovations, and stylistic revolutions, Fat Beats has remained steadfast in its commitment to the timeless vinyl format and to the loyal community who keeps it spinning.

VP Records (Reggae One-Stop) — VP Records is the largest Reggae One-Stop distributor in the world, stocking tens of thousands of current and back catalog Reggae/Dancehall/Soca titles. Based both in Queens, New York and Southern Florida, VP Records stocks many of IDC's reggae titles.

Ernie B's Reggae (Reggae One-Stop) — Ernie B's is the largest "mail order" reggae distributor in the United States. They currently stock 15,000 titles and bring in large quantities of IDC's reggae titles.

Independent Stores/Chains (IDC sells to directly)

  • Music Millennium — Portland, OR
  • Zion's Gate Records — Seattle, WA
  • Platinum Records — Seattle, WA
  • Boo Boo Records — San Luis Opisbo, CA
  • Everyday Music — Portland, OR, Seattle WA, Bellingham, WA
  • Amoeba Music — (3 Stores) – Bay Area and Los Angeles, CA
  • Silver Platters — (3 Stores) Seattle, WA
  • Dimple Records — (7 Stores) Sacramento, Davis, CA
  • Lou's Records — Encinitas, CA
  • Independent Records — (6 Stores) Colorado
  • Waterloo Records — Austin, TX
  • Newbury Comics — (28 Stores) Mass, VT, CT, RI, and NH
  • Rasputin Music — (11 Stores) Bay Area / Northern California
  • Tunes — (4 Stores) Hoboken, and Southern New Jersey
  • The Works — Eureka, California
  • Twist and Shout Records — Denver, CO
  • Albums on the Hill — Boulder, CO
  • Second Avenue Records — Portland, OR

Independent Stores/Chains (IDC sells to directly)

  • Request Music — Maui, HI
  • Sonic Boom — (4 Stores) Seattle, WA
  • Electric Fetus Records — (3 Stores) Minneapolis, MN
  • Mill Valley Music — Mill Valley, CA
  • Mad About Music — South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Access Music — San Diego, CA
  • Fifth Element — Minneapolis, MN
  • Reckless Records — (2 Stores) Chicago, IL
  • Wax-N-Facts — Atlanta, GA
  • Pure Pop — Burlington, VT
  • Streetlight Records — (3 Stores) CA
  • UGHH — Boston, MA
  • Angelo's CDs & More — (3 Stores) - CO
  • The Music Coop — Ashland, OR
  • Monster Music — Charleston, SC
  • Sound of Market — Philadelphia, PA

Featured Artists

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