I saw immediately that 101 is an innovative, cutting edge company. It's a great way of doing things
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) July 16, 2009
As independent music and video distributor, 101 Distribution, continues to grow and push the limits of media sales, adding experience and talent remains a primary focus. Therefore the Phoenix-based company is proud to announce the addition of Rick Williams as General Manager of 101 Distribution.
"Rick is an industry expert who possesses the knowledge and expertise in building, growing and managing a multi-million dollar distribution network driven by a label focus," says Damon Evans, Executive Director of 101 Distribution. "I have known Rick for more than 10 years now and he is the very reason why the pre EMI owned Caroline was the last great, independent thinking music distributor."
After researching 101 Distribution's simple yet revolutionary concept, Williams was impressed. "I saw immediately that 101 is an innovative, cutting edge company. It's a great way of doing things," he says. "I don't know of any conventional or digital offering that has as comprehensive a service as 101 does. It's really exciting to be in front of the mainstream on the independent side of our industry".
Williams brings over 25 years of managerial and operating experience to 101 Distribution. He began his career as a touring musician and will bring the very passion that drove his love for music to the 12-year old-company. After serving in various marketing, sales and management positions he became the General Manager of Caroline Distribution's Western territory. He opened their Los Angeles branch and was later promoted to VP of Sales, Marketing and Purchasing. In 1996 he became General Manager of the EMI subsidiary where he signed such noted labels as labels Ultra, Century Media, Definitive Jux, Arts and Crafts , Ninja Tunes, Ipecac, Cleopatra, Earache and many more to exclusive distribution deals.
Now Williams plans to apply his expertise to 101 Distribution. He states, "My goal is to help build 101 Distribution by reaching out to artists, labels and our customers both domestic and international to reaffirm our relationships and expand our core business of getting music to the masses through a model that focuses on the artist first."
For more information, visit http://www.101d.com.
About 101 Distribution: 101 Distribution (Phoenix, Arizona) began shipping music and video titles to independent and commercial retail stores in November of 2001. Today, 101 Distribution manages the digital, mobile, retail and mail order sales for more than 2,000 touring artists and record labels worldwide. The company operates as the only distributor that offers artists a 100% payout for all net sales royalties in exchange for a flat monthly fee. 101 Distribution catalog titles can be found in 5,500 retail stores throughout the US, Canada and 8 major foreign territories as well as dozens of legal download and subscription sites.
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