Select Audio-Visual Distribution is one of Australia’s leading independent CD and DVD music wholesalers.
Although originally set up in 2003 to offer an effective and professional distribution service for the world’s great classical music labels, Select Audio-Visual Distribution has rapidly expanded its market profile and now offers its exemplary service to labels of all genres and styles.
Select Audio-Visual Distribution ships over half a million CD units per year in Australia to over 800 retail accounts - proof that although the CD format faces some serious threats, it’s far from dead!
Select Audio-Visual Distribution is as comfortable dealing with the big industry players such as JB HiFi, Sanity and the ABC shops but also values its independent retail base, in particular the Leading Edge book and music groups.
Products and Labels
Although Select Audio-Visual Distribution markets, promotes and sells the world’s largest independent classical CD and DVD labels we’re equally expert in representing the smallest boutique labels.
We distribute over 60 labels from more than 15 countries and we release approximately 200 new titles every month. Our aim is to release products simultaneously to their availability in the major overseas markets as this encourages Australia consumers to remain loyal to their local retailer. Select Audio-Visual Distribution is committed to supporting the Australian retail trade.
Sales and Marketing
Successfully representing such a diverse range of labels and genres is challenging and Select Audio-Visual Distribution employs a team of genre and product specialists that enables our labels to successfully present their products to the Australian market.
Our database has been specifically developed to cater for the needs of the information rich, multi-language catalogues of classical labels in particular.
Select Audio-Visual Distribution’s sales team is one of the most proactive in the Australian music market and they work tirelessly to ensure the best possible in-store representation for our labels. Because we primarily employ a phone based sales operation, we have an unrivalled ability to reach the entire retail trade on a regular basis.
In order to cater for our growing business outside of the classical market, the Select Global product division was created in 2008. Select Global provides a marketing focus for our world, jazz, pop and rock labels.
The Select Global division enables Select Audio-Visual Distribution to reach the global market by offering Australian labels and artists worldwide digital distribution. This service is available to labels and artists whose physical products are not distributed by us. Please contact us for more information.
Logistics and Distribution
Select Audio-Visual Distribution’s two story warehouse is home to over 35,000 line items and has been set up to effectively support a long tail business model. Although we have many items that sell several thousand copies each year, Select Audio-Visual Distribution can just as easily represent products that may sell only one or two copies. We have developed a unique purchase order system that that is designed to efficiently support this business model.
Select Audio-Visual Distribution’s warehousing operation is an industry leader in music retail servicing and offers next-day turn-around, fully traceable parcels and a personalised service that is welcomed by the largest national retailers and the smallest independent music and book stores
As digital downloading becomes an increasingly important way for consumers to purchase their music, Select Audio-Visual Distribution has actively grown in the area. Our iTunes business has increased by over 2,000 percent since 2007, and we also work closely with other DSPs in Australia.
Select Audio-Visual Distribution offers a wide range of labels for licensing to film, television and other commercial applications. Please contact us for more information.
Sales and Distribution Services
Select Audio-Visual Distribution offers a range of opportunities and possibilities to labels and artists who wish to successfully access the Australian wholesale and retail market. Please contact us for more information.