Kudos Records is an independent music distribution company established in 1992 and based in Kentish Town, London.

We provide physical and digital distribution services to a hand picked selection of quality, independent record labels.

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20 Years of Music Distribution

Thanks for dropping by our new Kudos Distribution site. Here you can find out lots of general information about who we are and what we do.

This site is the home of the Kudos blog, where we like to share any ideas we have on ways a label can cost effectively represent releases to the marketplace, or secure additional income streams, along with… [read more]

Testimonials

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  • The Fair Digital Deal Declaration
    Posted on 18 July, 2014

    Much of the focus of the ongoing streaming debate has rightly moved away from “how much do these digital services pay?”, to “how much of this money actually finds its ways back to the artists?”.

    It would seem (judging from the per stream rates reported by some artists) that there are still some … [read more]

  • YouTube’s New Subscription Service and Your Music
    Posted on 18 June, 2014

    As you may have read in the news recently, there is a bit of a dispute brewing between the indie music sector and YouTube over its planned subscription music service. Apparently, YouTube plan to launch a subscription service, where, in exchange for a monthly fee, consumers can watch YouTube music videos without ads and cache … [read more]

  • The Price Isn’t Right
    Posted on 16 May, 2014

    In our recent Record Store Day post, we commented that if we really want to support music retail, we need an all round re-appraisal of pricing and discounts. Sadly, the music industry has an inherent inability to optimise prices.

    The current retail landscape
    The recorded music market is currently running with two consumption models. We … [read more]

  • Record Store Day 2014 Frustration
    Posted on 14 March, 2014

    Kudos’ physical release schedule will be pretty quiet for the next few weeks.

    This isn’t a seasonal issue. The early spring sunshine isn’t keeping shoppers away from the high street. In fact, March and April have traditionally been very strong trading months.

    The cause of this new release drought might surprise you; Record Store Day[read more]

CLIENTS WHO LOVE US

  • ~ Vangelis Bellonias, Phonica

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    Kudos – great people, great service. Always a pleasure to deal with![read more]

  • ~ Margot Didsbury, Bleep

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    Working with Kudos has been a pleasure since the start, in which their personal service shines through. Having a succinct weekly list of upcoming releases with links to their related assets, makes going through their pre-sales a breeze. Their high level of service translates in to the ease of stock orders and returns, in which [read more]

  • ~ Aaron Schultz, Bastard Jazz

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    Kudos is by far the most professional and easy-to-reach distributor I’ve ever worked with. I’d trust these guys with my children (if I had any). If that’s not enough, they really love and understand the music they’re distributing, and it shows![read more]

  • ~ Skeg, Breakin Bread

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    Kudos have a great combination of musical and technological knowhow. We switched to them because of their leading presence in both the digital and traditional physical markets, something that’s very much needed in this digital age.[read more]

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