Proper Sees New Deal with US Distributor Redeye

– Covers physical distribution in UK and Ireland for host of indie labels
– Includes Yep Roc Records (Dave Alvin, Aoife O’Donovan, Tony Joe White, Robyn Hitchcock, Josh Rouse), Barsuk Records (Death Cab for Cutie, Big Scary) and Kill Rock Stars (Gossip, Deerhoof)

26h March 2015, London:- Proper Music Distribution has inked a new deal with leading US independent distributor Redeye, covering physical distribution in the UK and Ireland for a number of prominent indie labels.

Effective from April 1st, the deal sees Proper bring its distribution expertise into play for some of North America’s top indie labels, including Yep Roc Records (Dave Alvin, Aoife O’Donovan, Tony Joe White, Robyn Hitchcock, Josh Rouse), Barsuk Records (Death Cab for Cutie, Big Scary), Kill Rock Stars (Gossip, Deerhoof, The Decemberists), Signature Sounds (Lake Street Dive, Eilen Jewel), Northern Spy (Thurston Moore, Shilpa Ray), Don Giovanni Records (Screaming Females) and many others.

Spanning everything from indie rock and jazz to punk and American Roots music, in total the agreement extends to over 100 of Redeye’s label partners.

The first release under the deal will be US singer-songwriter Josh Rouse’s latest album, The Embers Of Time, out 6 April on Yep Roc Records.

Glenn Dicker, co – founder of Redeye said: “I met Malcom 20+ years ago on Nick Lowe’s tour bus and we’ve remained friends ever since. Sitting across the table from their team is like looking at a slightly fogged mirror image of ourselves. We ask the same questions, have the same responses and hold the same values to be important. Like us Proper are passionate about all kinds of music and are extremely transparent about their business. We are thrilled to officially work together.”

Drew Hill, Managing Director at Proper Music Distribution commented: “It’s fantastic to be working with Redeye across so many of its amazing label partners, and we’re looking forward to bringing their new releases to UK and Irish fans.”


About Proper Music Group

Since 1988 Proper Music Distribution has grown to become the largest totally independent distributor in the UK with annual sales of over £25 million. In recent years it has been a frequent winner of the coveted ‘Music Week Awards – Best Distribution Team’.

Proper is renowned for having the knowledge, experience and personal service demanded of an independent specialist coupled with the reach and power of a major.

Incorporating UK physical distribution, a worldwide digital service, a label services division and comprehensive international export networks, Proper delivers all music formats in the widest possible market.

The Proper team effortlessly handles new releases and catalogue titles from many of the world’s finest independent labels working across all genres including Alternative, Americana, Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Urban, and World.

It is a subsidiary company of Proper Music Group Limited, which is listed in the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015 report compiled by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).


About Redeye

Redeye began in 1996 and has grown into one of the most respected digital and physical distribution companies in the U.S.  Redeye has charted a course of steady, sustainable growth by developing a strong worldwide physical and digital distribution network and providing a multitude of services to its partners.

Inspired by a relentless passion for music, Redeye connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through extraordinary customer service and sales and marketing expertise. Redeye is represented worldwide with local offices in London, Berlin, Toronto and Sydney and has its home office in Haw River, North Carolina.

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