Following the demise of Pinnacle, the UK's Kudos Record Limited is now self-distributing and offering physical distribution services to other indie labels, shipping fom it’s Kentish Town warehouse. The distributor has also teamed up with Trilogy Logistics, who will provide Kudos with fulfilment services to HMV, super market chains, and non-traditional outlets.
“Providing in-house fulfilment is now feasible, as the market has shrunk to a point where larger distributors no longer enjoy the same economies of scale advantage. As physical music sales moves away from the high street and on to the web, there are far fewer delivery points," says Danny Ryan, the Managing Director of Kudos Records Limited.
"Our digital business has performed its own deliveries from the outset, and we have really enjoyed the direct control over service levels that this gives us. It now feels like it’s the right time to apply the same principals to our physical distribution offering. Since the demise of Pinnacle, we have actually seen our UK business grow, mostly as a result of the more direct relationship we now enjoy with the retail sector. We are confidently looking forward to a more self-reliant future".