12 October 2020
In recognition of National Album Day, we’re taking a look into the decline of album sales and asking what the future has…
Our label management team digitally distributes music for over 300 independent labels, ensuring that your music is delivered to streaming services and music platforms across the globe swiftly, professionally and affordably. Music distribution services is a complex operation, but we make it simple, allowing you to focus on the creative strategy of your label while we take care of the details.
Through our global music distribution services and licensing network, we deliver digital music direct to online retailers, and distribute vinyl and CDs. We also manage and advise on all aspects of the digital music distribution process.DISCOVER MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
As part of our label services platform, we register rights with PPL, collecting royalties on behalf of our labels for music that is broadcast on radio and television, played in public, and streamed.DISCOVER RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
We develop comprehensive social media strategies, implement advanced campaigns and manage social media accounts for artists, DJs and record label across all channels. You can use our social media services for one-off campaigns or full-time management.DISCOVER SOCIAL MEDIA
Our legal and business services are informed by industry best practice and come as part of a broader label services package. We negotiate agreements on behalf of our labels, and draft or advise on contracts.DISCOVER LEGAL
We negotiate and advise on third-party and synchronization licences for TV and film. We also conceptualize, manage and license releases for label compilations and territorial exclusives as part of our music distribution services.DISCOVER LICENSING & SYNC
Our graphics department provides design services to labels, promoters and musicians, designing a variety of assets that includes album art for digital and physical releases, branding for tour posters and designs for merchandise and one-off events.
T’s Box, T’s Crates
“MN2S Distribution is one of the best companies I’ve dealt with. Their attention to your releases is amazing. You don’t get that these days. Whenever something is needed, they’re right on it & get back to your requests immediately. As a label owner, this is what I look for in a distributor, and it’s much appreciated”
20/20 Vision - Label Manager
“MN2S provide a great service for the label; they’re always on hand to assist with any questions and ensure the smooth delivery of our music.”
“Working with MN2S Label Services has been a very easy process; they make running a record label really easy. Chris is very fluent in all label-related matters; he is quick, there’s usually nothing that I can ask him that he can’t do, and he’s just amazing – very knowledgeable and very up-to-date. The services are excellent, and I don’t think Quantize could be in existence without them. It’s been a pleasure working with MN2S since day one, and I just can’t imagine a better scenario. I’m grateful that we’re still working together for seven years, it’s been an incredible journey”
T's Box Records & T's Crates label manager
“The personalized attention and prompt communication from Chris James & MN2S Label Services is an absolute pleasure. They make our release process smooth and efficient. It’s critical for us to have such reliability to support our rigorous schedules”
Tropical Disco Records
“My experience of MN2S Label Services has been second to none, not only having a point of contact that you can reach at any time, but also the relationship that MN2S has with Traxsource and the help in getting banners and support. No other distribution company could offer such a full and rounded service as Chris does”
“Working with MN2S Label Services has been second to none. My day-to-day contact, Chris James, has offered fantastic support and all of my label’s releases have been delivered smoothly and hassle-free. MN2S are true professionals.”
“This goes way above and beyond what I expected and I’m very grateful for the help and support.”
Soul N Pepa
“When you create an independent label, you need to have the right service at the right place. Working with MN2S is easy: Chris, my label manager is always responsive and provides top quality service.
The relationship with all the MN2S crew is excellent too, whenever you need them, they are there and get back to your requests quickly. As a label owner, this is what I need to focus on my label and music, while making working together easy.”
Neapolitan Soul Records
Without a doubt I confirm that this is the best distribution company. Their help and focus on releases is amazing. Always prompt to answer me whenever I need. From Chris James & MN2S Label Services always availability and professionalism, for everything. As a label owner I feel I can also recommend to other friends.
We have solid relationships with companies and brands leading the way in the digital music industry. This translates into excellent coverage for the labels we work with and superb results for clients taking advantage of our music distribution services.Work with us
From increased exposure to strengthened credibility, our label services department gives label owners a range of advantages not offered by traditional digital distribution companies. As part of a global music and talent agency offering social media, PR, and design services, our clients benefit from a multi-faceted platform that goes far beyond digital music distribution.
Our global distribution and licensing network and direct relationships with digital music retailers enable us to regularly secure prominent coverage for your releases worldwide, as part of our music distribution services package.
Our experience and professional contacts can fast-track the ambitions you have for your label. We can manage and advise you on all aspects of release creation, manufacture and distribution, from mastering to release strategy.
We made a pioneering choice several years ago to switch from quarterly to monthly accounting, enabling us to pay our labels as quickly and efficiently as possible: we’ve since seen major online stores and digital distribution companies such as Beatport do the same.
See when and where your music is selling in real time on your own sales dashboard. Using the latest technology, we can continually assess promotional tactics and monitor how a release is performing across different regions and demographics.
We limit the number of labels we work with so that we can be efficient and responsive. To take advantage of every opportunity for your label, we act swiftly on requests from clients and retailers, ensuring that no request goes unheard.
MN2S is an established brand in the music industry, known for working with respected labels, DJs and artists. We only work with labels we believe can increase both their profile and their earnings, and we take pride in the imprints on our label roster.
Through the extensive network of our global booking agency, we have close contacts and longstanding relationships with international DJs and artists: this means we can facilitate specific requests for remixes, features and collaborations.
Drawing on our network of PR, promotional and media contacts, we can assist with your promotional strategy and co-ordinate TV, radio, print and online coverage and campaigns that ensure your label remains in the spotlight.DISCOVER MUSIC PROMOTION
The Quantize Miami Sampler 2019 – Compiled And Mixed By DJ Spen distributed by MN2S Label Services was awarded a Traxsource home page banner, 3 genre page banners, 7 features, 4 Essential Chart entries and 2 Weekend Weapons positions. The release hit #2 on Traxsource Top 100 Albums chart, tracks from the Sampler featured in 18 other Top 100s across Traxsource, and music from this release was included in 82 DJ charts.
MN2S Label Services has successfully licensed master and publishing sampling rights to music by Jocelyn Brown, has cleared video and sound rights for music by Toploader, and has commissioned and secured remixes of original material by will.i.am collaborator Cody Wise.
MN2S Label Services welcomes back Black Lizard Records in 2019, who return bringing Gold Lizard Records and Red Lizard Records too.
MN2S Label Services is working with Crystal Waters, UK chart-topper & will.i.am collaborator Cody Wise, & Paris Cesvette on their new label projects.
MN2S Label Services has worked on licensing for Colgate, Sky TV, LowPriceMove, Unibank, among other brands.
As well as singles, EPs, artist albums, and compilations, MN2S Label Services distributes sample packs, music videos, and other new media.
MN2S Label Services has worked with Sony/ATV & Universal on publishing clearance for Wyclef Jean, Snap!, Technotronic, Reel 2 Real, Vanilla Ice, & Donna Summer.
MN2S Label Services works on commission, not for a fee, meaning we continue to work extremely hard to push for coverage and sales once your release is delivered to us.
We have licensed music to Universal Pictures’ ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ and Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’.
We have distributed music from Moby, John Legend, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lana Del Rey, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Kerri Chandler, Timo Maas, Groove Armada, Marshall Jefferson, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Nicola Fasano, Andrew Weatherall, Candi Staton, Mr. C, Amine Edge, and many, many more.
MN2S Label Services distribution client Closer To Truth received a Beatport home page banner for CTT033 Intr0beatz ‘Drive-Thru Delicacies’.
MN2S Label Services distribution client Expressive Records received a Traxsource home page banner for their very first release, EXR001 The Power Of Three feat. Vanessa Freeman ‘The Time Is Coming’.
New label signing Lacuna Recordings reached #5 in the Beatport House releases chart with their first release.
For any questions about digital music distribution or to discuss any aspect of the label services we offer at MN2S, contact us today.
I want to start a label – what do I need to do?
If you want to start a record label we can support you from set up to worldwide music distribution.
The first step is branding your record label. You need a name that is unique and a logo that works well for marketing and digital distribution. Our branding team can assist you with this.
Next, you need to have the necessary legal agreements in place with the artists you collaborate with, including backing artists, song writers and DJs. Again, we can draw up the necessary contracts and advise you on legal matters around this.
It’s a good idea to have your releases registered with PPL, so that you can collect royalties when your tracks are played in public or on the radio. As registered members of PPL this is something we can do for you very quickly, saving you a lot of administration.
If you want to succeed, you also need to have a label launch strategy in place. This is to ensure that you have enough releases to build some momentum for your label. Without one it can take much longer to develop a name for yourself. Our label services agents have advised dozens of labels on this, and can help you plan your release dates and work with you to develop a solid, attention-grabbing strategy that builds your label brand from the start.
When it comes to releasing your first tracks, we submit them to all the major digital music distribution outlets online, including iTunes, Beatport, Shazam, Traxsource and Spotify. MN2S is an established brand in the music industry, known for working with respected labels, DJs and artists. This works in your favour when we deliver your releases, ensuring that your music is taken seriously.
Contact us to discuss launching a new record label.
If I use your digital music distribution services, when should I submit releases?
We need you to submit your release to us at least three weeks ahead of the official release date. This gives us enough time to meet the deadlines set by the leading music streaming services and digital music distribution outlets. Without this three weeks’ lead time it will be far harder for us to secure any significant coverage for your release.
When you send us the release, you should also send us a detailed summary of your promo campaign. This includes any biographies, articles, press releases, blogs and reviews, a list of radio plays, a list of your social media profiles and the number of followers you have for each, and any positive reactions from DJs or music journalists on social media. We will then package this information into the best format for each digital retailer.
If it’s at all possible, submit your release and promo materials to us sooner than three weeks before the release date. The more time we have to work with the information, the better.
We have a division that specializes in PR for label services. If you do need support in this area, let us know. We can manage the promotional campaign for the release on your behalf if required.
I would like to get some big-name artists on my label – can you help?
With our substantial network of artists and producers we can help you. Contact us.
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