PIAS UK Distribution

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[PIAS] UK Distribution
Music Record Distribution
Industry Music
Founded 1993 (as Vital)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Parent [PIAS] Entertainment Group

PIAS Digital Distribution

Website PIAS UK Distribution

[PIAS] UK Distribution is the distribution arm of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group[1] and is the United Kingdom's largest independent sales, marketing and distribution company.[2] Founded in 1993 as Vital Distribution, Ltd., and renamed in 2005, [PIAS] UK represents over 100 record labels from around the world.[3] With offices in London and Dublin, Ireland, [PIAS] UK has played a significant role in the European and worldwide successes of some of the most well-known independent artists, including Oasis, The White Stripes, The Strokes, Moby, and others.

To aid in the distribution and management of various smaller labels, [PIAS] UK created two distinct units. Established in 2004 as Vital-PIAS Digital, the [PIAS] Digital unit manages over 200 labels from the U.K. through widespread digital distribution.[4] In 2006, [PIAS] UK developed and launched Integral, a label development company that provides the marketing structure and backing for smaller labels and rights holders to introduce, establish and promote acts on their own.[5][6]



  1. ^ PIAS UK at PIAS Entertainment Group
  2. ^ Musictank.co.uk Profile of Peter Thompson, PIAS UK Managing Director
  3. ^ PIAS UK Distribution Official Site
  4. ^ PIAS Digital Official Site
  5. ^ Integral Official Site
  6. ^ Brandle, Lars (2006-01-06). "PIAS/Vital Launch Integral In the U.K.". BillboardBiz; reprinted online at AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 2009-01-28.