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The 2023 GRAMMYs

2023 GRAMMY Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 2023 GRAMMYs have been announced and we’re proud to have a large number of Proper distributed artists among them. Aoife O’Donovan receives three nominations for Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song and Best Folk Album, Proper also has three nominees in both the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category and […]

Little Simz

Little Simz wins the Mercury Prize 2022

Congratulations to Little Simz who was crowned the Mercury Prize 2022 winner last night for her album ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’. The prize was presented to Simz at a star-studded award show held at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith hosted by Lauren Laverne. Accepting the trophy, she said “Wow, I’m very, very overwhelmed. I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

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