Putting Music in Its Place

Kudos Records is a music distribution company established in 1992 and based in Kentish Town, London.

Our services are tailored to meet the needs of a hand-picked selection of quality, independent labels.

We are the only independent distributor in the United Kingdom able to offer comprehensive in-house services for both physical and digital products.

Music Distribution

We have direct relationships with Digital Music Services and supply hundreds of stores using our own technology. No extra middle-men.

CD & Vinyl Manufacturing

We offer comprehensive options for pressing and packaging vinyl and CD - often available on a P&D basis.

Label Portal

Our web-based portal puts labels in control of their metadata and makes it easy to retrieve detailed reporting and accounting data.

Playlist Pitching

We pitch to editors at all the major services and regularly see our label's tracks featured in top playlists.

Direct Support

We assign every label an account manager. We're available by email, on the phone and in person to provide help and support.

Bandcamp Fulfilment

We take the leg work out of Bandcamp. Our automated product setup and order fulfilment allows labels to run their stores at scale.

Testimonials

"We’ve been working with Kudos for over 10 years, they have supported the label from the start. Their service is tip top and unlike any other within specialist music. The online portal is easy to use and enables us to work in tandem in real time."
Alexander Nut
Alexander Nut
Eglo Records
"We joined Kudos in 1991 and they haven’t put a foot wrong; always on time with payments, as early adopters they established reliable digital distribution ahead of the game and have always shown the ability to adapt in increasingly difficult markets. They are like a family and always there for us. Highly recommended."
Mike Harding
Mike Harding
Touch
"Kudos have been a vital part of our label for the last 10+ years. Their advice and expertise is always on point and the portal allows me to monitor how releases are doing in real time. In an industry that seems to be veering towards a few companies owning everything, it’s refreshing to work with a fully independent company that treats artists and labels with respect."
Aly Gillani
Aly Gillani
First Word
"Kudos Distribution are one of our longest standing business partners in an industry where change is almost constant. We can 100% rely on their honesty and hard work and they are also nice people to deal with as well as musically knowledgeable. They carefully curate the labels that they work with, meaning that we are always working with the appropriate international partners for our genre."
Trevor McNamee
Trevor McNamee
Jalapeno Records

Recent Highlights

Recent Updates

The Brennan Bill

The Brennan Bill

This Friday, Kevin Brennan MP’s Private Members Bill will be debated in the House of Commons.  This Bill is an early response to the #BrokenRecord campaign and the subsequent DCMS Select Committee inquiry into the economics of music streaming. The Bill’s key proposal is the introduction of “equitable remuneration” for …

Label Focus: Shapes of Rhythm

Label Focus: Shapes of Rhythm

Shapes of Rhythm are a South-London based record label and radio show run by DJ and producer duo Tom Central and BodyMoves. The label is known for its variety in output, from Jazz to Disco to House, with artists such as Gaijin Blues, sneaky jesus and Octo Champ featuring on …

Label Focus: U-TRAX

Label Focus: U-TRAX

U-TRAX are a Utrecht-based record label, founded in 1993 by DJ Richard van der Giessen. After taking a prolonged break from the music industry, Richard restarted the label in 2018 with a stronger focus on LPs but still releasing the deep music the label is known for. We chatted with …