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Applestump Records

Featured Store: Applestump Records

Visiting Applestump Records is a bit of a treasure hunt. Despite having Google Maps, I was questioning if I was going in the right direction as I headed away from the town centre and down the old streets of the town. I eventually came to a Tudor style arch above the entrance to a courtyard. […]

Chrysalis & Tommy Boy

Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records sign world ex-Americas distribution deal with Proper

We’re excited to be working with legendary labels Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records, who have signed a world ex. Americas distribution deal with Proper Music Group, part of the Utopia family. Commencing on 1st July, Proper will handle physical distribution of catalogue for one of the UK’s leading independents, Chrysalis Records, and iconic US indie […]

Carnival Records

Featured Store: Carnival Records

‘Record shop owners are a bit like BBC Radio 6 Music DJs’ – Chris Heard owner of Carnival Records Malvern. (pictured with store manager, Russ Brown) The ‘ageing record shop owner starter pack’ takedown is withering of its target – and savage in its accuracy. An office overrun with piles of dirty old records – […]

The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2022

Proper receives a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in this year’s honours list

We’re delighted to have received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award was given for excellence in the international trade category, and recognises outstanding growth in overseas trade across the past three years. Over that period, Proper Music Distribution’s exports increased by 85%, growing to nearly a quarter of the company’s turnover. About Queen’s Awards […]

Music Week Awards 2022

Proper shortlisted for Sales Team Award at the Music Week Awards 2022

We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the Sales Team of the Year at the 2022 Music Week Awards which take place in May. Congratulations to all of the other nominees, especially our new colleagues at Absolute Label Services who are shortlisted in the Label/Artist Services Company category, and Sentric Music Group who are shortlisted for […]

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