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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25 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]


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  • Spotify Windfall
    Posted on 25 May, 2018

    As you may have seen in the news, Spotify recently floated on the NY stock exchange.

    Merlin (the rights agency which represents independent labels ) received an equity stake in Spotify at launch and have now disposed of these shares on the open market. Proceeds from this sale have been distributed to Merlin members (including … [read more]

  • New Digital Services & Partners At Kudos
    Posted on 31 October, 2017

    With the likes of Spotify & Apple grabbing all of the headlines recently, we thought we should mention some of the smaller services (covering territories including pan-Asia, Australia, Africa and Russia) that we have recently rolled out integrations with. … [read more]

  • 25 years of Kudos Records Ltd
    Posted on 21 September, 2017

    Kudos Records is 25 years old today.

    We are good at distributing, but bad at blowing our own trumpet. However, we felt 25 years was a milestone worth celebrating.… [read more]

  • Bandcamp Fulfilment
    Posted on 28 July, 2017

    Direct to Consumer sales are now an essential part of any label strategy, both in terms of generating income and developing a customer base. It enables artists and labels to build direct relationships with fans in a way that is simply not possible though the traditional label -distributor -retailer sales model.

    Bandcamp are … [read more]

  • Kudos – A Year in Numbers
    Posted on 19 May, 2017

    The IFPI recently published their “State of the Industry” report for 2016.  We were curious to see how closely these industry-wide figures reflect the changes we’re seeing within our niche sector of the music marketplace so we’ve spent some time analysing our sales stats for comparison.

    Below are a few trends we discovered [read more]


  • ~ Vangelis Bellonias, Phonica

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

  • ~ Margot Didsbury, Bleep

    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 [read more]

  • ~ Aaron Schultz, Bastard Jazz

    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

    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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