Vinyl Distributor RPM Distribution Is Allegedly Shutting Down

Is RPM Distribution actually shutting down, identical to that?

It now seems that RPM Distribution is shutting down its operations, with little-to-no warning issued to main companions.  According to a letter to purchasers shared with Digital Music News from RPM president Paul Herzog, the corporate is now terminating all accounts and can discontinue distribution operations instantly.

We reached out a number of occasions to RPM to determine the state of affairs, however up to now, no response.

Here’s the letter allegedly authored by Herzog.

“To all accounts, 

I remorse to tell you that RPM Distribution will likely be closing all operations efficient instantly.  No orders will likely be processed shifting ahead and any present orders within the system will likely be cancelled.  All returns on website will likely be processed and credit will likely be offered.  New returns won't be issued or accepted.  Limited employees will likely be right here to facilitate and oversee accounts payable/receivables and provider returns.  Any questions or issues will be forwarded to

I want to thanks on your assist through the years and I hope that we made a distinction.


Paul Herzog


RPM Distribution”

Again, we’re nonetheless ready for affirmation from the corporate itself.  Though normally in sudden meltdowns like this one, it’s laborious to get a return e mail.

The firm is a serious Canadian distributor for bodily releases, notably vinyl.  The firm is (or was) distributing of their area for main and indie labels, together with Universal Music Group.  At current, RPM’s website continues to be dwell, with titles like Imagine Dragons’ Origins and Springsteen on Broadway nonetheless showcased.  Even a Grateful Dead LP is showcased.

Adding to the thriller is that RPM seems to have issued a launch cycle for January 4th of this yr, suggesting a really sudden closure or excessive monetary emergency.

The letter from Herzog seems to have been despatched yesterday (Monday) afternoon, and finally circulated to DMN just a few hours later.

RPM Distribution relies in Concord, Ontario.

We’ll have extra updates on this as we be taught them.