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Dischord Distribution Changes For 2011


As of January 1st, for the first time in 25 years, all Dischord Records operations --production, distribution, and sales-- will be run entirely out of the Dischord offices in Arlington, VA. In 1983 Ian and Jeff met John Loder and accepted his generous offer to help distribute Minor Threat records in Europe through his company, Southern Studios. This soon led to a 25 year partnership that eventually saw the entire label going through Southern's production and distribution machine in the UK and later in Chicago as well. We've been well looked after by John and his lieutenants Allison, Jam, Danielle, Zespy and many, many others. But John's passing in 2005 coincided with a major transformation in the nature of independent distribution and thus began the gradual unwinding of the partnership. We are grateful for the love, respect and hard work that the Loder/Southern/CID family gave to the label. We literally couldn't have done it without them. But we are not done yet, in fact we are very excited for the future and as long as people find what we do valuable, we'll keep doing it!

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