Irvine, CA – March 9, 2023 – AMPED Distribution, a division of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation (OTC: ADRA) (“Alliance Entertainment”, “Company”), a distributor and wholesaler of the world’s largest in stock selection of music, movies, video games, electronics, arcades, and collectibles, is proud to announce its tenth year in business on a strong and positive note. The company has achieved remarkable success in the music industry, with 26 nominations across their distributed labels for the 2023 Grammy™ Awards, resulting in seven impressive wins.
Jeff Walker, CEO of Alliance Entertainment, commented, “We are so proud of the success of our distributed artists at the Grammys as we continue to have their physical CD’s and Vinyl Records available and in stock for all retailers and internet websites to support their sales.”
AMPED’s distributed labels dominated the 2023 Grammy™ Awards, with veteran artist Bonnie Raitt (Redwing Records) receiving three well-deserved awards for the highly coveted “Song of the Year” along with the “Best Americana Performance”, and “Best Americana Roots Song” for her album “Just Like That…”. Latin icon Rueben Blades & Boca Livre (Rueben Blades Prods) also took home the Grammy for “Best Latin Pop Album” for “Pasieros”. Other notable wins include Aaron Neville & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Petaluma Records) for “Best American Roots Performance”, Wayne Shorter (Candid) for “Best Improvised Jazz Solo”, and Terri Lyne Carrington (Candid) for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album”.
In addition to their impressive wins at the 2023 Grammy™ Awards, AMPED distributed artists dominated the Billboard™ charts in 2022, holding the number one position for Top Album 11 times. Among these artists were Five Finger Death Punch, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alicia Keys, and more. AMPED distributed artists occupied the #1 position on various Billboard™ charts over 133 times throughout the year, a notable accomplishment for an independent distributor.
AMPED continues to be a driving force for vinyl and compact disc sales, outperforming the industry trends on both configurations. As many distributors have diminished their commitment to physical distribution in recent years, the resurgence of vinyl has created a need for efficient physical-forward market distribution. AMPED has refined their sales and marketing systems to enhance the digital efforts of many established labels, propelling sales across multiple formats.