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“Avant-garage piece de resistance” The Quietus
Welcome to Cargo Records, one of the UK’s leading independent music distributors.
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New music arriving every week, across all formats. Reissues, limited editions and exclusives all available through us and distributed into the best major and independent physical and digital retailers.
“Avant-garage piece de resistance” The Quietus
“Jessy Lanza‘s excellent debut album is another expansive move from the enterprising, fast-evolving Hyperdub label. After releases from the likes of Laurel Halo (USA), Steve ‘Kode9’ Goodman has been looking increasingly further afield to continue his mission of relentless innovation.” The Guardian
Produced in New York City by Stuart Argabright, Black Rain’s founder and figurehead, Dark Pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunk’s quintessential neo-noir cityscape/dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation.
Their long awaited second album, produced like their first by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Cramps) takes their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and sepulchral style to a whole new plateau of riff-driven dementia.
Commune continues on with World Music’s acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases.
“The music I want to hear doesn’t exist unless I create it.” Anton Newcombe NME ‘In the Studio’
“The unlikely but lovely sound of a plan coming together.” Q
“As notorious as he is prolific.” Record Collector
“No label has more vibrantly reflected the morphing spirit of underground dance music.” Trap
“Shatters any doubts over the label’s continuing vitality.” Clash
“Two rambunctious hours of uptemp bolts of energy.” NME
“Sometimes, in times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to fuck off.” NME
“Sleaford Mods’ world exists on a borderland between coherent and cryptic.” Mojo
“Toilets are an Inspiration.” Mojo Q&A
“This Is PiL sees a shape-shifting band that has now evolved into a mischievous and settled four-piece. ” The Quietus
“It seemed like a good idea at the time…,” begins the explanation of Wire’s original motivation for ‘Change Becomes Us’
Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap.
Comprised of three new pieces with a total running time of 28 minutes, available on 180g 12″ vinyl, jewel-case CD, and digital download.
We work with over 400 labels to distribute their music worldwide. Whatever your genre or scale of release, our experience, international reach and adaptability means we’ll deliver your music when and where it needs to be.
Depending on your needs, our Wholesale Services will provide a home for your inventory, with sales and marketing expertise to deliver into UK retail channels (and EU and the rest of the world through our network of partners), as well as digital sales globally.
Our Label Services will provide a dedicated account manager, who will co-ordinate the scheduling and launch of your releases to maximise the sales potential of each release, as well as provide an ongoing assessment of your label’s performance.
Our dedication to providing a personal service to clients, means you will only ever deal with one person. Your specialist account manager will ensure a clear and consistent line of communication, manage every aspect of your release and use their industry knowledge to ensure its maximum exposure.
Our experience with the production process means we’ll plan and deliver your release around production lead times, to ensure it’s where it needs to be, and when. By working with you, your manufacturers, retailers and music services, press and any international partners, we make sure every eventuality is covered.
Your account manager doesn’t stop once a release hits the shelves. They are in constant communication with retailers looking for opportunities for other artists on your roster. We’ll suggest ways to make more from future releases and work to ensure your strategic aims are being met.
We will regularly assess your online and social presence to ensure you are not only represented properly across all relevant online channels, but that any conversations happening online are incorporated into your ongoing label assessment.
Our relationships in UK radio and press allow us to co-ordinate your promotional campaign, as well as providing international exposure through our network of distribution partners.
Through our online platform cargorecordsdirect.co.uk, we are able to create a store within your own label/ artist website, enabling you to supply releases (or anything else you want us to ship) direct to your fans. We can sell and fulfil your release direct, while managing any customer service or returns issues.
We can stock your inventory at our West London warehouse and distribute it into all relevant UK outlets. Our network of international distribution partners means we can also co-ordinate production and marketing of your release worldwide.
We work with you, the retailer and our logistics partners to deliver a responsive next day delivery service to all our UK retail accounts. Effective stock and order management means we will also co-ordinate reorders with you or direct with the manufacturers.
Our relationships across retail and the media mean we can secure high profile product placements for your release, such as inclusion on listening posts, window displays, profile racking, in store artist performances and exclusives. In addition to your marketing campaign, we will work to secure editorial reviews, online features and radio play listing to ensure the best possible pre and post-release coverage.
The Cargo Collective is a monthly promotional campaign featuring our 12 highest profile releases of that month. Combining adverts and poster campaigns across the major music publications and participating retail stores (see below), it also guarantees physical stock placement into those stores.
Our long standing relationships with the major and indie retailers (for physical and digital sales), means we are in regular contact with them to know what sells where. Working with them around your release ensures they have what they need and when.
With over 20 years’ experience in music distribution, we know what it takes to deliver your music to fans. Our dedicated account management means you’ll only ever deal with one person, an expert in your market, and our ability to react to an ever changing market and global distribution network, means that whatever your release needs, we’ll deliver.