RPM Distribution Abruptly Shuts Down: Reports

Well this is an ominous sign...

Vinyl distributor RPM Music Distribution has allegedly shut down, according to multiple reports across the industry today.

A letter was emailed today to RPM clients on Monday:


“To all accounts,
“I regret to inform you that RPM Distribution will be closing all operations effective immediately. No orders will be processed moving forward and any existing orders in the system will be cancelled. All returns on site will be processed and credits will be provided. New returns will not be issued or accepted. Limited staff will be here to facilitate and oversee accounts payable/receivables and supplier returns. Any questions or concerns can be forwarded to info@rpmdistribution.ca.
“I would like to thank you for your support over the years and I hope that we made a difference.

Paul Herzog
RPM Distribution”


The Ontario, Canada-based distributor acted as a distributor and one-stop a number of independent clients, handling records from, among other familiar names, Berlin label Ostgut Ton.

As of now the website is still operational.