Here’s what Ed Christman and Dan Rys had to say about AMPED™ in Billboard:
AMPED™ is primarily a physical distributor but offers digital services through the Sony-owned distributor AWAL (for which in return it does physical distribution). AMPED™ is also a part of Alliance Entertainment, the largest music wholesaler in the world with about $500 million in music revenue (including AMPED™). The difference is that Alliance is a one-stop — meaning it carries records from all labels on a nonexclusive basis — while AMPED™ serves as an exclusive U.S. distributor for physical music from labels like Cleopatra Records, Culture Factory, Alligator Records, Cherry Red Records, Epitaph, Ruf, Shanachie, and Tuff Gong, with estimated U.S. revenue of $75 million.
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