In order to apply for physical distribution to retail outlets through Symphonic, you must be a digital distribution client and complete a separate application for physical distribution. Physical distribution is not included in our standard agreement. These services are offered to select distribution clients through our partnership with AMPED.
Is It Possible to Seek Outside Physical Distribution?
Yes, you're welcome to use another distributor for your physical releases.
If you’d rather use another distributor for physical distribution while using Symphonic for digital distribution, that’s absolutely fine. As stated in our agreement, we have exclusive rights to deliver the material digitally only. However, the physical distributor would not have the possibility of distributing digitally unless the term has expired or we’ve come to an agreement.
Physical Product Manufacturing
We currently do not offer manufacturing services such as vinyl record pressing, CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/cassette replication, or printing/packaging. For this, we recommend using our partners at A to Z Media.
As a Symphonic client, we can help get your vinyl LPs directly to your fans through our partnership with Qrates. Qrates democratizes vinyl for indie music. All you need is your final recording and art design, and you can create your complete vinyl release, from mastering through to distributing the final recording.
We have negotiated a 5% discount for Symphonic clients using Qrates for the first time.
For more information on Qrates services, click here!