Friday, May 20, 2011

Ripple Music Signs UK Distribution Deal with Heavy Music Leader, Code 7

Ripple Music and Code 7 have signed a deal that, as of May 2011, will make Code 7 the exclusive distributor of Ripple Music CDs and vinyl records in the UK. "This is a very big deal for Ripple Music as Code 7 is an independent distributer with a proven track record of working with heavy music like Ripple, handles a tremendous catalog of artists, and operates with a ton of integrity. We’re extremely proud to be working with the whole Code 7 team and are thrilled to get Ripple Music permeated through the ears of the UK," explains John Rancik and Todd Severin, co-owners of Ripple Music

California-based Ripple Music burst onto the scene, making huge waves upon its launch in 2010 with a mission to release quality “authentic rock” for the music-loving world.  Releasing vinyl, CD’s and Digital, Ripple Music quickly gained the respect of music lovers as they began working with some of the most respected artists in the heavy rock/heavy psych genres like Stone Axe, Mos Generator, Poobah, Fen, and JPT Scare Band.   And since then, the Ripple family has continued to grow.  Upcoming releases include brand new albums from UK’s heavy rockers Grifter and Iron Claw, Santa Barbara’s modern rockers Tripdavon, plus new releases by Stone Axe, Poobah, and Mos Generator.  As part of their ongoing catalog of reissues, Ripple Music plans to release a 2-disc collector’s edition of Stone Axe II and a reissue of Mos Generator’s long-out-of-print first release.  Ripple Music has also released albums by bluesy rockers Modern Day Moonshine, rootsy songwriter Kevin Beadles, and a series of 7” projects including their latest release, Heavy Ripples, with Stone Axe, Sun Gods in Exile, Grifter, and Mighty High.

"Code 7's excellent reputation among their client labels and retailers, their recent track record of  labor-intensive growth, and the great people there in every department from sales and operations to marketing and finance were all essential factors in giving us the confidence that we needed to make this move," notes Ripple’s Rancik and Severin.   "We’re very excited about our new relationship with Code 7."

Code 7 is an independent music distributor established in 2005. To date they have a roster of over 350 labels from small start-ups to established catalogue labels crossing all genres of music. They are committed to keeping physical product alive and supporting new and exciting talent from across the globe.

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