About

Competence in all musical formats, digital and physical, does that exist ?

Of course, BROKEN SILENCE has this Know How!

We are an independent, worldwide operating music distributor with 300 affiliated distribution labels. From our point of view and in the opinion of many industry representatives, we are one of the genuine and authentic independent distributors in Europe with an international network and well-functioning logistics.

We guarantee an individual approach to every release (in the formats vinyl, CD, DVD, stream and download) in cooperation with many different trading partners worldwide.

We know exactly how new releases should ideally be sold. Whether independent record shops, media houses, consumer electronics stores, chains, online and mail order specialists or festival sellers: each business partner is looked after by us according to his special characteristics.

Since 2004, our team, which is mainly trained in audiovisual business, has been a healthy mixture of experienced and young colleagues with an indie spirit. We are united by good teamwork and enthusiasm for special, well made music.

BROKEN SILENCE DIGITAL is responsible for the evaluation of music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube and many other independent channels. We not only list, but also maintain individual profiles. Our digital team is available every day and provides fast processing time for new releases, additions and changes. Just In Time – consulting service, playlist pitching and active requests for features are daily business, we have personal contacts for our label partners with Sebastian, Ben and Sarah.

And a few more significant arguments for doing physical and digital business via BROKEN SILENCE:

- “Real-time” insight into analyses and statistics
- Monthly payments without invoicing
- Fair and transparent accounting
- No fixed costs, no handling costs, no annual or monthly fees, no advertising surcharges at the end of the year, no margin retention in the case of returns
- Worldwide sales network
- Latest state regarding new platforms as well as technical requirements
- Very high customer satisfaction, very positive image

We administer the Neighbouring Rights for our label partners: Revenues from worldwide ancillary copyrights (for radio, TV, events and USB stick and CD-R levies) flow directly to our label partners. In 45 countries we have checked (also retroactively) the complete total accounts of all collecting societies for monies due to our labels. In addition, numerous useful tools are used, e.g. a Real Time Radio Scan Tool for over 17,000 radio stations worldwide. We create all necessary metadata (per track), take care of the entire processing, check the statements and create the credit notes.

As a service to our labels, we offer manufacturing services as well as promotion for new releases, where we have more than 2500 current media contacts and provide both physical and digital services.

BROKEN SILENCE – we’re different!

© 2004 – 2021: BROKEN SILENCE Independent Distribution GmbH, Oberhafen-Kontor, Stadtdeich 27, 20097 Hamburg / Germany, Tel.: 040/32 52 85-0