Dot Dash is delighted to announce a new distribution deal with the UK’s largest independent distributor, the Proper Music Group. Proper will distribute Dot Dash’s physical releases in the UK, Europe and the Republic of Ireland.
The first UK/Europe release through the new partnership will be Gena Rose Bruce’s acclaimed debut album Can’t Make You Love Me, set for release in early 2020 ahead of her upcoming performances at SXSW. This will be followed by an expanded version of the self-titled debut record by Carla Geneve, who recently took out four West Australian Music Awards, including Best Rock Act, Best Single, Best Guitarist and Best EP. New music from Donny Benét will follow in 2020 and new signings HANDSOME and Memphis LK are already attracting international attention.
Dot Dash’s co-founders Steve Cross and Harvey Saward comment: “We are excited to be working with the team at Proper. We are both 100% independent companies with no affiliation to major labels, Proper speak our language. As lifelong record collectors, we know their track record and know we can entrust them to get our releases into the right stores. We’d also like to thank Dan Nevin for his invaluable assistance in setting up this new arrangement. It’s a very exciting time for Dot Dash. Over the past year, Donny Benét has played more gigs in Europe than Australia. Gena Rose Bruce and Carla Geneve are attracting international interest and have both been invited to play SXSW in 2020. Everything seems to be pointing in the right direction and this new partnership with Proper comes at exactly the right time.”
Commenting on the deal, Managing Director of Proper Music Group Drew Hill, said “Dot Dash has a brilliant roster, many of whom are making serious waves in the UK and Europe. We really connect with their independent ethos and, with our strong retail connections and their great music, we can’t wait to watch this popularity flourish.”
About Proper Music Group
Proper Music Group is a full services company providing everything from global physical and digital distribution to artist and label services, publishing, online retail and its own record label. Its distribution arm, Proper Music Distribution – the largest independent physical distributor in the UK – is renowned for having the knowledge, experience and personal service of a specialist coupled with the reach and power of a major. Proper Music Group received The Company Award: Diversity In The Workplace at the Women In Music Awards 2017, and was also awarded best Sales Team at 2017’s Music Week Awards.