Select-O-Hits Distribution Info
We are one of the largest independent record distributors in the country, providing services for
over 300 independent vendors to all key US music traditional “brick and mortar” retailers, as
well as digital media sites. We believe that “no one does it better!”
Select‐O‐Hits services every major retail chain and one stop in the country, but in order to
properly distribute your product, we need as much information as you can supply.
In today’s market, it is extremely difficult to catch the eye of retail buyers. For a new artist with
no previous releases, it becomes even harder.
Because of that, we have several requirements that must be met before you send your title to
us for review.
To submit product for distribution of finished goods, you must have all of the following, ready
• Two copies of your finished CD or DVD, complete with 12 digit UPC’s and scannable
• Completed one sheet (example included), with bio information
• Complete marketing plan (example included)
• Tour/Appearance information
• BDS (Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems) radio play
Without BDS radio play, most retailers will not be interested in purchasing your product.
Note that there is a difference between BDS radio and smaller,
“homegrown” or “community” radio.
Once you have met all of the above criteria, send all of this information, along with your
product for review, to:
1981 Fletcher Creek Drive
Memphis, TN 38133
Once we Once we receive your product, it will be approximately two weeks before your product is
reviewed. Calling to follow up beforehand will not change this timeframe.
We charge a fee for handling digital distribution. Select‐O‐Hits (SOH) currently supplies tracks
to all major digital downloaders, including iTunes.
As part of our Digital service, SOH uploads all tracks and data to each digital account, monitors
sales and issues itemized statements/payments to each label.
In order to digitally distribute your product, SOH will need:
• two copies of your CD (or CDs, if you have more than one title)
• high‐resolution (at least 300 dpi) cover art for each album you would like distributed
You will also be required to fill out a form that SOH will provide to you for each release.
It takes approximately two weeks to get into iTunes, and a little more for the others.
CONTRACT TERM: Three years exclusive