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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 […]

Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2022 releases announced

The official list of this year’s Record Store Day releases was revealed on Wednesday and here at Proper we’ve got another great lineup of releases for this 15th anniversary year. Among this years RSD releases are exclusive titles from Childish Gambino, Sun Ra Arkestra, Chet Baker Trio, Ennio Morricone, Orange Rex County, Rob and many […]

Little Simz

Little Simz wins Best New Artist at the BRIT Awards 2022

Congratulations to Little Simz who won the Best New Artist award at last nights BRIT Awards. Presented by Olympian Tom Daley and 2021 BRIT Award winner Celeste, this is the first time she has been eligible for the Best New Artist award following her latest album reaching number four in the Official Album Charts.

Norma Waterson

Norma Waterson – 1939-2022

We’re deeply saddened to hear news of the passing of Norma Waterson. Norma was a leading light of British folk music, a voice like no other. Whether it be as part of The Watersons, (alongside brother, Mike, sister, Elaine (“Lal”), cousin, John Harrison and latterly, husband, Martin), with her family group of Waterson : Carthy, […]

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