Indie Distribution A&R: Finding the Right Partner for You

Mar 13, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

So much has changed in the last several years in the distribution landscape, and this panel is meant to unpack the current state of Distribution A&R. What are distributors looking for in a label or direct artist partner, and how can a rights holder find the best fit and the best deal for them. We will look at different business models in the independent distribution landscape, including how each analyze risk and make investments in labels and artists, and the varied services and support offered, including digital & physical distribution and marketing support.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Josh Madell

Secretly Distribution

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Bryan Mooney

Downtown Music Services

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