EPM has been a digital distributor since 2003 noticing at the time the new 'digital' format and realising that this was to be the future of the music business at a very early stage. EPM offers a highly professional service for like-minded labels who release consistent catalogue and are about music business. We give our labels the tools and advise to make the digital distribution and sales of your release a success.
Below is an overview of what you can expect from us.
- Digitising & delivery of catalogue is all carried out in-house.
- While many distributors simply outsource their delivery to other companies EPM has developed its own technology to deliver your releases direct to all stores and outlets available. This means you don't have to pay extra unnecesary costs for the actual distribution.
You can directly enter your release in our Label Management System (LMS). Once submitted we automatically convert your release into the many different formats each outlet requires. The process is faster and less prone to (human) errors, giving you complete control of your releases directly to the stores / outlets.
- Promotional options to choose from
We have been active in music promotion for over 15 years. We offer promotional tips on how to help your releases get noticed, and in turn sell better on the stores / outlets.
In addition to this we can offer a service to international press, radio stations, and club DJs ensuring you a broad variety of promotional options. For more information on this please see our PR and promotion section.
- Label management & expert knowledge within the industry at your disposal.
Everyone in our team are experts in their area and build on solid experience to deliver the best possible and personal service to you. From promotions to legal issues, delivery to technical problem solving you'll always receive a prompt reply from us and if there is a new outlet you want your release to be on or something else you'd like to see improved, we are always open to suggestions and will investigate further.
- Time-saving tools
Our Label Management System (LMS) allows you to upload and insert your release directly into our delivery system. No Excel sheets to fill out. Your audio files are validated, information like track duration is automatically generated and our genre-selector ensures the best possible match on every store.
You are able to create your own 'Clip preview' start times on your tracks.
All information is saved in your unique secure LMS so you can access any of your back catalogue track or release information at anytime.
You can even purchase barcodes while you submit a release at a reduced cost, saving both time and money. Want to see how it looks? Click here for more info.
- Statements and weekly sales statistics
We give quarterly download statements that offer bundle, individual track sales and specify on which outlet as well as monthly streaming statements.
Weekly stats are also available so you can see how your new release is doing. In addition to the weekly sales stats we offer a top 5 store list and territory sales with each quarterly statement.
All this information is archived on your LMS for you to view at anytime.
- Label publishing
We offer your label full Rights Management to be able to set your label up as its own publisher at no cost to you. For more info go to our Label Rights Management page or Composers Rights Management page. This allows you to be able to collect income on your radio plays, public performances, mechanicals, etc.
Being a digital distributor we know your labels exact track & release sales so we know what should be getting paid to the relevant collecting society. We have a unique inside advantage for you.
- Benefits of doing business with EPM - you remain in control of your music.
We don't force you to use our ISRC codes, we believe it is better for a label to generate their own ISRC as it is important information about your catalogue so you need to be control of this. It is best for the label and your label address to be the registered owner of your labels unique ISRC code. You may need to generate an ISRC code quickly and if you have to email someone outside of your label it it will take longer than the 5 seconds it literally takes for you to do it yourself via our LMS. And you can keep a clear record of the codes you are using for your tracks. ISRC codes are used for physical and digital products. If you ever accidetally have the same ISRC code for 2 tracks then this will give you incorrect sales information.
Licensing of your catalogue to other labels doesn't effect any agreement with EPM.
EPM does not own the rights of any of your catalogue, you only give us the right to represent your catalogue for the specific usage over a certain period of time. The agreement can be terminated at any time after the first year.
- We take digital distribution seriously (not as a vinyl by product), lifecycle management for releases, in-house IT, management of back-catalgoue, support, promotion, marketing...
We are constantly looking for new avenues for labels to increase sales and get more information and statistics. Our system is in constant upgrade as new developments are made within the digital music business. We professioanlly evaluate all that is useful for our labels and implement those new findings that we feel would actually benefit our clients. We are always open to listening to our labels suggestions regarding improvements and new ideas.
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