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Record Distribution [DIY]

Post by fika_recordings » Sun Sep 18, 2011 17:50

I was hoping some of you folks might be able to help me with places to stock Fika records and cassettes that I'm not already aware of... Looking for friendly record shops and nice mail order people, around the world...

Off the top of my head, the following have taken things...
Norman Records
Pebble Records
Rough Trade
Lost Sound Tapes
Correspondance Tapes
Hands and Arms
Violet & Claire
Fast Cut Records

I keep meaning to chase Darren at Thee SPC to stock something as well. And bother Kristina Records in London.

Does your town still have a nice record shop? Is there a good national mail order shop you use (in Spain, Germany, Sweden and the USA in particular)?
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Post by skywriting » Sun Sep 18, 2011 18:09

Off the top of my head, these are a few places I remember purchasing indiepop stuff in the past from:

US: http://jigsaw-records.com/

Japan: http://www.apple-crumble.com/

Sweden:http://www.fractiondiscs.se/

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Post by indiansummer » Sun Sep 18, 2011 18:37

strictly no capital letters/collective zine distro a lot of indiepop, amongst the punk

http://sncl.collective-zine.co.uk/
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Post by indiehorse » Sun Sep 18, 2011 19:30

fika_recordings wrote:Does your town still have a nice record shop?
Don't, Tom... it still smarts :(

But this post gives me an idea...

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Post by tekno_alice » Sun Sep 18, 2011 19:39

Don't forget Fraction discs! http://www.fractiondiscs.se/
I can't think of anyone else off the top of my head, in the USA we used Darla as our exclusive distributor, though I'm sure Mike at HHBTM would have some good suggestions.

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Post by carney » Sun Sep 18, 2011 22:27

There's Cambridge-based online shop Rhythm http://rhythmonline.co.uk/

They may not buy stock up front, but will most likely sell Fika stuff.

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Post by RITH » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:56

Most of these have been mentioned, but it's two years later now. So far, these nice places have promised to take my record:

Jigsaw Records (USA)
Vollwert Records (Germany)
Fraction Discs (Sweden)
The Stone Records (Japan)
Hands And Arms (France)

Some others offeres sale or return, but I hope I won't need that.

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Post by paukl » Thu Nov 14, 2013 13:42

JT Soars in Nottingham

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Post by Trev » Thu Nov 14, 2013 13:43

paukl wrote:JT Soars in Nottingham
JT Soars only offered sale or return for Odd Box stuff.
not really here

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Post by RITH » Sat Nov 16, 2013 23:25

Would you usually sell your records to distro's for a discount price?

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Post by Trev » Sat Nov 16, 2013 23:27

RITH wrote:Would you usually sell your records to distro's for a discount price?
Yep. A wholesale price. Different labels have different levels I think. The distro usually wants to be able to make a small profit on each sale too.
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Post by fika_recordings » Tue Nov 19, 2013 22:45

I've been putting together a really big list along these lines with WIAIWYA recently as we try and get better DIY distribution sorted. Once I find it again I'll post it up here.
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Post by leon » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:49

fika_recordings wrote:I've been putting together a really big list along these lines with WIAIWYA recently as we try and get better DIY distribution sorted. Once I find it again I'll post it up here.
Did you get anywhere with this Tom? I'm probably going to handle UK/Europe distribution of the Hobbes LP (cos of US postage charges) and had started making my own list but then remembered this thread.
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