About

About

Locally rooted, globally connected.

Established in 1998, Wordandsound is an owner-led music distributor and manufacturer with a worldwide partner network. Our catalogue includes all physical and digital music formats by artists of all genres and styles with a focus on Electronic, Alternative Rock, Soul & Jazz.

Over the last two decades we’ve helped our artists and labels to establish safe positions in the constantly changing music market, and to build and grow their standing.

 

Personal, fair, and friendly. We won’t leave anyone in limbo.

What has driven us from the very start is to provide a reliable and fair-minded distribution structure for the music we love. Understanding and meeting the needs of artists, labels and record trade businesses alike, has always been at the centre of our daily work.

 

Our Services

Apart from Physical Distribution and Digital Distribution, we offer a variety of other Label & Artist Services, such as Record and CD Manufacturing, D2C Fulfilment Services, and Neighbouring Rights Administration.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of the following Services:

 

Physical Distribution

Our reliable international distribution structure that we’ve built, maintained and expanded for more than two decades enables us to bring our labels’ product in the position to sell. We supply a network of distribution partners covering all territories, and stock key independent record stores worldwide.

 

Digital Distribution

Since 2007, at the beginning of the digital music age, Wordandsound has guaranteed the digital availability of our labels’ repertoire, ensuring highly transparent royalty management. From leading streaming platforms to boutique download stores, and from playlist pitching to video channel management – our Digital Team will take you by the hand, and provide you with advice and support in the fast growing and changing digital market.

 

Record and CD Manufacturing

We look back on over 30 years of experience in the production of vinyl and CDs. Regardless of a project’s size, we take care of its swift turnaround and strive for nothing less than realizing the artist’s / label’s vision. Our production department works closely with pressing plants, designers and printers ensuring that deadlines are met, and all projects are to cost.

 

D2C Fulfillment Services

Since 2018 Wordandsound offers customized in house logistics solutions for labels who sell directly to their fans via online platforms and shop systems such as Bandcamp, WooCommerce, Shopify, and others. From the set-up of a customized Bandcamp site to processing orders, packaging and dispatching products throughout the world, we offer a range of fulfillment services on all scales.

 

Neighbouring Rights Administration

Wordandsound helps artists and labels to increase their revenue beyond their distribution deal. We manage and administrate their neighbouring rights in key territories, and collect all due royalties. This offer aims at the owners of sound recordings that are publicly performed or broadcasted.