MGM Distribution

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MGM Distribution
Industry Music entertainment
Founded in 1998
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales
Area served
Key people
Sebastian Chase (CEO/founder)
Mark Bolton (General Manager)
Products Distribution of records, CDs and music downloads
Website MGM Distribution

MGM Distribution (Metropolitan Groove Merchants) is the largest independent distributor of Australian music[1] and music related merchandise and was established in April 1998 by Sebastian Chase.[2][3]

MGM Distribution was specifically set up as a distribution hub to service independent labels and artists. MGM Distribution is totally focused on a specific agenda - dealing with retail, promoting its releases to retail, ensuring that orders are filled correctly and dispatched expediently. MGM is not a label and does not sign artists.

MGM as a distributor requires that the labels market their releases to the media to create demands that causes sell through at retail.

MGM Distribution is a major financial supporter of the JB Seed grant program, an arts grants fund established by John Butler in 2005, in addition to their support of the Australian Music Prize.[4]


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  1. ^ "ARIA Board Members". ARIA. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sebastian Chase". Song Summit 2010. APRA/AMCOS. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sebastian Chase". Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Eliezer, Christie (December 2005). "The Australian Music Prize 2005". Issue #372. Db Magazine. Retrieved 14 April 2011.